Breitling makes top hammer result at McTear's!


Posted in: Watches
Posted on: 10 July 2015
Breitling makes top hammer result at McTear's!
Lot 1611, a gentleman’s Breitling Special Series Chronomat Airborne 44, stole the show at The Watches Auction, held 8th July, selling at an impressive £4400. Billed as “the ultimate chronograph” this is a watch for the connoisseur and it was a pleasure to see it sell through our auction rooms and reach what was a record price for a Breitling at McTear’s!

Again Rolex fails to show any sign of slowing with lot 1583, a lady’s stainless steel Oyster Perpetual, selling for £700. Another Rolex, lot 1567, also sold well and soared past the estimate to a final hammer price of £1200. For a lady’s Art Deco cocktail watch of this type it was an eye-catching price and shows just how enduring the Rolex brand is.

Not to be outdone, Omega also proved popular with Lots 1588 and 1618 both exceeding the £1000 mark and making this one of the most successful watch auctions of the year. It seems that there is no substitute for quality and this auction again proved that a well made watch, from a respected manufacturer, will always be a draw for the enthusiast. The Jewellery Department are already excited at the watches coming in for the next sale with examples from Patek Philippe, Rolex and IWC sure to do well.

This auction is always full of interesting and rare timepieces, so Elaine and Ben hope to see you at The Watches Auction on August 12th. The Jewellery Department are always interested in seeing what treasures people have so please never hesitate to contact us or pop along for a free and friendly valuation. To consign to this auction, please contact auction@mctears.co.uk or telephone 0141 810 2880. Please remember that consignments for this auction need to be with us as soon as possible in order to meet the August deadline.



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