Tuesday 12 December
Specialist Sarah Cotter tells us about the auction, her favourite picks and gives tips to bidders.
Tell us about this sale
The strength of the December Watches auction lies in its diversity and high lot total. From Rolex and IWC to TAG Heuer and Raymond Weil the sale is full of pieces to satisfy the collector, wearer and gift-giver. There are some stand out lots by revered makers that come complete with boxes and papers including several Rolex watches that will make excellent Christmas gifts.
Pick a favourite lot in this sale
Lot 856 the gentleman's Rolex eighteen carat gold wrist watch (£5000-8000) would be a very generous gift for my fiancé but if I was to treat myself it would definitely be lot 938 the lady's Cartier Americaine estimated at £3500-4000!
Can I view the auction in person?
All live auctions at McTear's have scheduled viewing days, usually with a minimum of two days prior to each specialist auction. Viewing details are available in the online catalogue.
How do I request a condition report and how long will it take to send to me?
For a number of our specialist sales, condition reports are provided on our website. Additional information can also be requested by clicking the 'report request' button in each lot description.
How do I pay for an item I’ve bought?
You will receive an invoice, sent by email, immediately following the completion of the auction. You can then pay by secure online payment, by bank transfer, or in person using a credit or debit card.
If I buy an item and want to pick up in person when are you open?
We are open for collection Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9.30am - 12 noon.
What delivery options are there?
Whilst we don’t offer an in-house service for collection and shipping, we do recommend a number of trusted local service providers. Shipping information >>
When should I expect the lot I’m interested in to come up?
The sale starts at 12.30pm, and we typically get through 100 lots an hour. If you are bidding live online, you can set an alarm to alert you when the live bidding begins for a lot you’re interested in. You can set an alarm for any lot from within the bidding screen once the auction begins.
What if I can’t make it to the live auction?
You can easily place a maximum bid in advance of the auction via the online catalogue on this website. You can also bid live online in realtime.
New to auctions?
Why not use our easy step by step guide to buying and selling at McTear’s here.