The July Watches Auction at McTear’s can be very much characterised by its sheer variety of timepieces. This is more than evident when looking at the sale’s top three selling watches. Lot 827, a Rolex Oyster perpetual date stainless steel example achieved £1800 including fees. This went to a local Scottish buyer bidding live in the room.
It was an online buyer based in England who snapped up the very rare eighteenth-century 18ct gold pair cased pocket watch at lot 752. Usually seen in silver, this watch caused quite a stir in the viewings and achieved £1700.
Proving once again that vendors do not need to travel to get to the London buyers, it was a telephone bidder based in the city who won lot 762, the gold Vacheron Constantin wristwatch, paying £1700 all-in.
McTear’s sells more watches than any other Scottish auction house in the dedicated auctions that take place twice monthly, run concurrently live online on a platform that attracts six million visitors annually from over 120 countries worldwide.
Written by Sarah Cotter
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