The frenzy of sports fever looks set to break this weekend with the fast-approaching finals of Wimbledon and the FIFA World Cup. With longstanding links between sports and luxury watchmakers, what could be better to fill that impending sports-shaped gap than with an impressive new watch? This month’s Jewellery Online auction at McTear’s features a number of fan favourites, including luxury wristwatches by Tag Heuer, Breitling, Rolex, Piaget and Zenith, to name but a few.
Lot 778 features a gentleman’s Tag Heuer Link 200 meters stainless steel quartz wristwatch, with a round mother of pearl dial and applied diamond dot hour markers. Another impressive stainless steel example, lot 753 features a gentleman’s Breitling Chronometre automatic wrist watch.
Alternatively, if you’re a tennis fan, perhaps you’ve got your eye on a Rolex. Rolex became official timekeepers of Wimbledon in 1978 and it’s not easy to overlook the presence of the brand amidst the action on centre court. If you’re feeling inspired, lot 763 in the Jewellery Online auction is a gentleman’s Rolex Oyster perpetual date stainless steel automatic wristwatch, with an auction estimate of £2,000 - £3,000.