Smartwatches seem to be the latest craze in the watch world, but like any new technology, they will become outdated when the next model is released. Instead it is wiser to invest your money in antique watches, that keep and increase their value over time if they are maintained well.
From auctions to fairs and markets, and even online, antique lovers of today are flooded with possibilities of where to make their next purchase of their antique watches. Whether you’re an antique veteran or a beginner buyer, there is always something thrilling about finding that perfect hidden gem.
A Patek Philippe Ref. 5013P platinum tonneau-shaped automatic minute repeater is set to head up Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale, which will take place on October 5.
A large silver pocket chronometer by John Arnold (1736-99) has fetched a new Sotheby’s auction record when it sold earlier this month, greatly exceeding its pre-sale estimate. Continue reading
A number of watches and jewellery once owned by “The King of Rock and Roll” were placed on sale last week in a multi-platform auction, but ended with mixed results.
This was due to several pieces being sold below their estimated value, and one item didn’t even sell, according to the online listings of the results. Continue reading
An Early English pocket watch which has been described as a masterpiece of English watchmaking has sold at auction for £989,000.
The Royal astronomical watch featured a finely engraved portrait of King James I on the case, and was handmade in around 1618 by David Ramsay.