The Watches Auction includes both wrist and pocket watches cased in steel, silver and gold.
From Georgian pair cased pocket watches to modern wrist watches, there’s plenty to choose from. Rolex, Omega, Tag Heuer, Chopard and many more names grace this auction with a particularly special ‘James Bond’ Submariner making an appearance.
The Rolex Submariner 6538 was only in production for four years with this example being one of the first 1,000 models to come to the market. Affectionately referred to as the 'James Bond', this was worn by Sean Connery as 007 in films such as Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball. Worn with various straps, this was the timepiece of choice for the elusive spy whilst undertaking his missions. When Dr. No was released in 1962, the Submariner was utilised mainly for its sole purpose of diving and sales were weak in comparison to that of the Datejust. However, thanks to 007 incorporating the Submariner as part of his uniform and highlighting the versatility of the watch whilst wearing it either with nothing but a pair of swimming trunks or a tuxedo, Submariner sales rocketed and Sean Connery was credited as 'the Bond star who sold a million Submariners'. Although the span of the 6538 was short, with supply only spanning four years, this has become one of the most iconic and sought after models that rarely come to the market.
Besides this example, other iconic timepieces such as Omega Constellation and Tag Heuer Formula One models are also included alongside over 100 other examples.