Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition

Sell Your Breitling Watch with Sotheby's

Selling Your Breitling Watch with Sotheby's is Simple

To receive an auction estimate from a Sotheby's specialist, we offer two convenient and confidential options:
1. Request an estimate online
2. Meet with a specialist in person in your nearest city

Talk to a Watch Specialist

Talk to a Watch Specialist
Our watch specialists are located in Geneva, New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, and they also travel frequently to view luxury watches in person. Schedule an appointment or inquire about a visit by calling your closest Sotheby's office.

GENEVA: +41 22 531 00 24
NEW YORK: +1 646 568 1233
LOS ANGELES: +1 310 274 0340
HONG KONG: +852 5808 2138
LONDON: +44 20 3868 8955
TOKYO: +81 3 6770 2873

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to sell a Breitling watch?
    Sotheby's, the best place to sell your Breitling timepiece, hosts watch sales throughout the year that are held online and in multiple selling locations, including Hong Kong, London, Geneva and New York. In fact, in 2018, Sotheby’s New York sold $86.4 million worth of watches on behalf of our consignors, an increase of 32% in five years. Based on our specialists' understanding of the market and the current appetite of watch buyers, we are able to recommend the location and time of year that is best suited for the sale of your timepiece.
  • Must I have the original documents or receipts that came with my Breitling watch?
    Our specialists will need clear photographs and as much information as you can provide in order to determine your watch's auction estimate. Although we can evaluate your Breitling wristwatch with photographs alone, it is helpful to have any original paperwork. Once you submit your information online, you will be able to track the estimate process, and one of our specialists will contact you directly if there are any questions about your timepiece.
  • Is every Breitling watch marked with a signature?
    Generally speaking, each Breitling wristwatch bears a maker’s mark and serial number. Unfortunately, markings are sometimes forged, so our experts recommend that you submit images of your fine timepiece and trust a Sotheby’s specialist to interpret any maker’s marks. Simply send photographs to our experts, who will use their knowledge of Breitling workmanship to confirm the piece’s authenticity.
  • Why are pre-owned and vintage Breitling watches so valuable?
    Vintage collecting, as a hobby and as an investment, has exploded over the last five years. In general, the Breitling watches that have best retained their value include the Bentley Flying B (J28362), Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon, Bentley Motors Complications Collection (L18841Ta-B788-761P), Bentley Collection (R4436563/A657), Mark VI Complications, Chronomat 41, Bentley GMT, Windrider Blackbird and Emergency II Titanium.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell a Breitling watch such as the Navitimer 01, Montbrilliant, 24 hour Cosmonaute, Super Avenger II, Hurricane, Superocean Heritage, Civilian, Venus, Datora, Duograph, Avenger, Colt, Galactic, Bentley Flying B (J28362), Bentley Mulliner Tourbillon, Bentley Motors Complications Collection (L18841Ta-B788-761P), Bentley Collection (R4436563/A657), Mark VI Complications, Chronomat 41, Bentley GMT, Windrider Blackbird and Emergency II Titanium. Desirable features include chronograph styles with moon phases, triple calendar, day, date and month indication, perpetual calendar, 24-hour AOPA dial, and automatic center seconds.

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