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Bonhams brings 18th century pocketwatches and modern day bestsellers together in February auction

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Bonhams Knightsbridge holds the first of its Watches and Wristwatches auctions on February 19, and has curated a broad mix of historic and vintage pieces that collectors looking for uncommon pieces at affordable prices will enjoy.

The sale is already accepting online bids ahead of the saleroom auction for lots ranging from 18th century pocket watches to modern vintage pieces from the past 50 years made by today’s blockbuster brands.

The beauty of Bonhams Knightsbridge sales is that they offer a large range of pieces at the more affordable end of the scale than the auctioneer brings together for its Bond Street events.

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Key lots, described by Bonhams, include:

 

LeRoy Et Fils, Paris. A fine gold, enamel and diamond set minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph pocket watch with barometer and thermometer, Circa 1900. Estimate £10,000 – 15,000.
Breguet et Fils. A very fine and rare silver and gold open face key wind ‘Souscription’ pocket watch, sold 1st June 1803 to Monsieur Valego for 600 Francs. Estimate £20,000 – 30,000.
Tudor. A stainless steel manual wind calendar chronograph bracelet watch, Oysterdate Monte Carlo, Ref: 7159/0, Circa 1972. Estimate £6,000 – 8,000.
Enicar. A stainless steel automatic divers wristwatch Sherpa Diver 600, Ref: 144-35-02, Circa 1960. Estimate £1,800 – 2,200.
LeCoultre. A 14K gold automatic calendar alarm wristwatch with world cities. Memovox, Circa 1960. Estimate £2,000 – 3,000.
Heuer. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with 24 hour hand. Autavia GMT, Ref: 2446C GMT Second Execution, Circa 1969. Estimate £4,000 – 6,000.
Omega. A stainless steel automatic calendar divers bracelet watch, Seamaster 200 ‘Banana’, Ref: 166.068, Circa 1970. Estimate £1,500 – 2,000.
Heuer. A gold plated manual wind chronograph wristwatch, Camaro, Ref: 73345, Circa 1970. Estimate £1,000 – 1,500.
Panerai. A stainless steel manual wind cushion form wristwatch, Pre-Vendome Luminor, Ref: 5218-201/A, Circa 1993. Estimate £7,000 – 9,000.
IWC. A stainless steel automatic calendar chronograph wristwatch, Portofino, Ref: 3910, Circa 2000. Estimate £2,500 – 3,500.
Bulgari. An 18K gold automatic chronograph wristwatch with dual time Diagono Professional GMT, Ref: GMT 40 G, Circa 2010. Estimate £1,500 – 2,000.

 

 

 

 

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