Wristwatches and pocket watches
Collecting wristwatches and pocket watches has a long tradition. The first catalogue auction in this sector at Dorotheum took place as early as 1901. Complicated movements with numerous functions combined with unique design in both classic wristwatches and chronographs still fascinate today. The watch experts at Dorotheum are specialists in their field, they are certified watchmakers and sworn appraisers. Above all, they have a soft spot for fine timepieces. Watch auctions at Dorotheum offer a broad selection, ranging from historic pocket watches to luxury wristwatches. The offer includes models from renowned watch manufacturers, such as Jaeger LeCoultre, IWC Schaffhausen, Omega, Breitling, Heuer, Rolex, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chopard, Glashütte Original, Lange & Söhne, Panerai, Girard Perregaux, Vacheron & Constantin and Zenith. Our experts check the authenticity of every watch that comes up for auction at Dorotheum, drawing on their many years of experience. Collectors and watch lovers from all over the world appreciate Dorotheum’s large selection and valuation in line with the current market. Online auctions take place on Dorotheum’s website on a regular basis, and a large special auction of wristwatches and pocket watches of the highest quality is held in spring and autumn. Among the top prices that grabbed people’s attention is an 18-carat chronograph by Patek Philippe (reference 1518) with a perpetual calendar from around 1942/43, which sold for 195,500 euros.
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