Rolex and Patek Philippe watches selling well at Glasgow auction

Posted in: Watches
Posted on: 14 August 2015
Rolex and Patek Philippe watches selling well at Glasgow auction Two giants slugged it out for the title of best in show at this month’s Watch Auction. Rolex and Patek Philippe, two of the world’s most renowned watch makers, traded blows (and bids!) to become king of the watches.

Lots 1563 (an 18ct gold Patek Philippe dress watch) and 1600 (a fine 18ct 1970s Rolex Cellini) both exceeded their estimates to reach the impressive hammer prices of £4400 and £4200 respectively. There was excellent bidding in the room and online, with the trend for the top brands selling well and showing no signs of slowing. The happy buyers were both in the room and each left with a smile and a new watch to add to their collections.

Although Patek just about won the battle for top lot, Rolex continued to show its strength with a number of fine examples also selling well. Lot 1573 (a 1989 Submariner) reached an eye-catching final hammer price of £3000 and Lot 1561 (a diamond bezel Datejust) was not far behind, realising £1400.

Not to be outdone, another of the old names, Omega, also fared well with Lot 1572 (a large sized 18ct dress watch) reaching a more than respectable £1000. McTear’s continues to buck the trend in what can be a quiet month in the antiques world with five lots reaching four figures!

The watch sale goes from strength to strength and shows no sign of slowing, so we hope to see you at the next Watches Auction on September 16th. To consign to this, or any of our future watch auctions, please contact or telephone 0141 810 2880.

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