Auction is the most trusted, and surprisingly simple, way to sell watches.  Let us guide you through the process step-by-step, from consignment to payment.

Is It a Good Time to Sell My Watches?

2014 was a landmark year for Sotheby’s Watches, with the most successful New York sale ever in June and an incredible world-record price for any watch with the Patek Philippe ‘Henry Graves Supercomplication’ at $24 million. Sotheby’s Watches department is able to draw the international audience into competition which surpassed $100 million in sales last year.


Has your grandfather’s Patek Philippe, Rolex or Vacheron Constantin wristwatch been sitting in the vault for years? From a few photographs and details, we will advise you on the potential of your watches at auction.

When is Sotheby’s Coming to Chicago?

Specialist Katharine Thomas, Head of Sotheby’s New York Watches Department, will be visiting Chicago on Thursday 24 September to provide complimentary auction estimates.  If you wish to arrange for a confidential appointment, or if you have any questions about the consignment process, please contact +1 212 606 7184 or