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Upcoming Watch Auctions You Can’t Afford to Miss

Phillips F.P. Journe set Auction

F.P. Journe set available at Phillips, The Hong Kong Watch Auction XVII, 23rd November

Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023, 8th September

Phillips’ online auction on the 8th is already shaping up to be an exciting one with highlights including a Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 116759, a Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 3970 and an F. P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance.

More details at Phillips.

Sotheby’s Fine Watches London, 11th-21st September

The Sotheby’s Fine Watches London auction will be open for bidding from the 11th to 21st of September online. The Fine Watches sale encompasses all the major names you expect including Audemars Piguet, Rolex and beyond.

More details at Sotheby’s.

Bonhams Watches and Wristwatches, 13th September

Bonhams are hosting their live Watches and Wristwatches auction in Knightsbridge on the 13th of September. Lots include watches like the Patek Philippe Ref. 5140P-001 perpetual calendar with blue dial from 2012 estimated at £35,000-£55,000.

More details at Bonham’s.

Fellows The Luxury Watch Sale, 14th September

The Luxury Watch Sale is Fellows’ premier watch auction, featuring the most prestigious watch brands and sought after models. Set to take place on 14th of September it opens Fellows’ series of autumnal watch auctions.

More details at Fellows.

Sotheby’s Fine Watches Paris, 15th-29th September

If you happen to be over on the continent when Sotheby’s London Fine Watches sale takes place, worry not, only a few days later they’re hosting a Fine Watches auction in Paris. Although, with both featuring online bidding, really it’s just double the number of watches you could consider buying.

More details at Sotheby’s.

Antiquorum Hong Kong Online, 20th September

Antiquorum is hosting an online exclusive auction from its Hong Kong branch on the 20th September. If their previous auction in Monaco is anything to go by, there should be some exciting lots up for sale.

More details at Antiquorum.

Bonhams Sir Roger Moore Personal Collection, 4th October

While the entire auction isn’t centred around watches, Sir Roger Moore’s 007 Omega Seamaster is up for an estimated £20,000-£30,000 on October 4th as part of the Sir Roger Moore Personal Collection sale. Alongside a swath of additional bond memorabilia, collectibles and more.

More details at Bonham’s.

Fellows Watches & Watch Accessories, 5th October

Entering October, it’s time to start looking towards the end of the year and Christmas. All the following auctions, including the Fellows Watches & Watch Accessories, are perfect for scouting out gifts for friends, family or yourself.

More details at Fellows.

Sotheby’s Important Watches II, 7th-17th October

The Sotheby’s Important Watches II auction is set to take place from 7th-17th of October in Hong Kong. “Important Watches” covers those timepieces with an exceptional history, provenance or desirability that get collectors hot under the collar.

More details at Sotheby’s.

Bonhams Watches, 18th October

The highlight of the Bonham Watches auction on the 18th of October is the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph “Paul Newman” Ref. 6239 from 1965. When it comes to the Paul Newman, this is one of the most sought-after references, driving collectors into a frency. Hence the $150,000-$250,000 estimate.

More details at Bonham’s.

Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XVIII, 3rd November

The Geneva Watch Auction has always been on of Phillips’ flagship events and the 18th edition promises to be no different. Plus, with it taking place on 3rd November, it really is perfectly positioned for some early Christmas shopping.

More details at Phillips.

Antiquorum Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, 4th-5th November

Antiquorum’s next auction in Geneva is the Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces sale in early November. One of the most exciting lots up for sale is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6098 that was owned by Dr. Gabriel Chevalley, who took part in a famous 1952 expedition to Mount Everest that paved the way for Hillary’s ascent in 1953. The watch is being sold alongside all of Dr. Chevalley’s accessories and paraphenalia from that expedition.  

More details at Antiquorum.

Christies Only Watch, 5th November

I wasn’t sure whether to include the Only Watch auction in this calendar because it’s altogether a different sort of beast to every other listing here. Instead of modern of vintage timepieces, every watch being sold is a piece unique created specially for this sale with proceeds funding important Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research. For a full list of the Most Outrageous Watches being sold at Only Watch 2023, click here.

More details at Christie’s.

Sotheby’s Important Watches, 5th-7th November

Sotheby’s Important Watches Auction Geneva is technically split into two separate auctions called Part 1 and Part 2. The first part is scheduled for the 5th with the second part taking place over a longer period ending on the 7th.

More details at Sotheby’s.

Christies Rare Watches, 6th November

The Christies Rare Watches auction is the successor to their immensely successful Geneva auctions last May which raised a combined CHF 40,200,000. This is likely to be one of the biggest auctions this autumn.

More details at Christie’s.

Fellows The Luxury Watch Sale, 16th November

Fellows really do have a stacked autumn schedule with the seconds edition of The Luxury Watch Sale taking place on the 16th of November. I’ve probably mention Christmas too much already so you get the idea.

More details at Fellows.

Watches of Knightsbridge Auction, 18th November

Watches of Knightsbridge are hosting their next watch auction on 18th November, which at the time of writing is a fair way off in the future. So much so that consignment will remain open until October 4th, meaning it’s not too late to get any watches you might be considering parting ways with involved.

More details at Watches of Knightsbridge.

Bonhams Watches and Wristwatches, 22nd November

Last up for Bonhams in the autumn is the Watches and Wristwatches sale for the 22nd of November. For this one they’ll be in the London home of watch auctions, Knightsbridge.

More details at Bonham’s.

Phillips The Hong Kong Watch Auction XVII, 23rd November

Towards the end of November Phillips are holding The Hong Kong Watch Auction XVII. The star lot consists of an incredibly rare matching set of five F. P. Journe watches that were created as a limited edition to celebrate the end of Journe producing 38mm watches in 2015. Of the 38 sets that were created, few are still together with the majority being sold as individual watches. Seeing the full set with bespoke display case at auction is something special.

More details at Phillips.

Antiquorum Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, 25th-26th November

Antiquorum are closing out the year strongly with their Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the fastest growing sectors in luxury watches so specialist auctions there makes a lot of sense.

More details at Antiquorum.

Sotheby’s Fine Watches 29th November – 12th December

Technically the Sotheby’s Fine Watches auction is more of a December event than November but it opens up on the 29th so just about squeaks its way in.

More details at Sotheby’s.


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