Watches auction in London achieved an exceptional result totalling £2,258,000.
The auction was led by the Paul Newman Panda Rolex which sold for £272,750, over double the high estimate. Other highlights were a George Daniels Millennium watch selling for £187,500 and a Lemania formerly owned by Winston Churchill which sold for £162,500, over six times the high estimate. We are now inviting consignments for our September Watches auction in London.
This April, Sotheby’s London is thrilled to present a wide selection of superb timepieces.
Leading the auction is the exquisite and very rare white gold and yellow gold George Daniels Millennium wristwatch from the collection of the celebrated scholar Alan Banbery.
Other lots include a Lemania chronograph wristwatch formerly the property of Sir Winston Churchill which was presented to him by the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, and a rare Rolex Daytona reference 6265 Paul Newman which is nicknamed the ‘Panda’ for its attractive black and white appearance.
Also within the sale is the limited edition Patek Philippe lady’s pink gold and diamond-set world time wristwatch reference 7175, this is the first time this stunning watch has ever been presented at auction and an extremely rare art Deco Cartier Tank Obus Savonette, with its smooth hinged gold cover it was especially designed for polo to protect the dial whilst on the playing field.
The sale features a large selection of modern pieces by Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Cartier wristwatches to name but a few.
Furthermore, the auction comprises a group of modern timepieces from an important private collection offered at no reserve.