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How to Sell Your Patek Philippe with Sotheby's

Selling Your Patek Philippe 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
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    Frankfurt/Main | Watches
    22 May 2019
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    Edinburgh | Jewellery & Watches
    23 May 2019
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    Munich | Watches
    23 May 2019
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    Berlin | Jewellery & Watches
    28 May 2019
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    Ireland and Northern Ireland | Watches
    4 June 2019
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    Vienna | Watches
    6 June 2019
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    Cologne | Watches
    18 June 2019
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    Stockholm | Jewellery & Watches
    19 June 2019
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    Copenhagen | Jewellery & Watches
    20 June 2019
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    Frankfurt/Main | Jewellery & Watches
    26 June 2019
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    Hong Kong| Watches
    3 May–31 July 2019
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    Jakarta| Watches
    3 May–31 July 2019
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    Kuala Lumpur | Watches
    3 May–31 July 2019
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    Bangkok | Watches
    3 May–31 July 2019
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    Manila| Watches
    3 May–31 July 2019
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    Singapore | Watches
    3 May–31 July 2019
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    Taipei | Watches
    3 May–31 July 2019
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    Tokyo | Watches
    3 May–31 July 2019
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Get Started with an Estimate

Get Started with an Estimate
Register or log in to your Sothebys.com account to request an estimate of your watch. Complimentary estimates are provided for each Patek Philippe watch that meets our minimum consignment value ($5,000 in New York, £3,000 in London and HK$40,000 in Hong Kong).

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Patek Philippe Watches Consigned with Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Patek Philippe appraisal from Sotheby's cost?
    Our auction estimate valuations are complimentary and do not cost you anything. We review all submissions and provide valuations for watches we believe we can sell at auction. We will inform you if your watch is not a good fit for a Sotheby's auction, and we will do our best to provide you with a recommendation of another venue to sell your watch.
  • How does Sotheby's determine how much my Patek Philippe watch is worth?
    Our specialists have decades of experience in appraising and selling Patek Philippe watches and are very familiar with the global market for them. When you submit your watch for a valuation, our specialists consider its condition, ownership history, completeness (inclusion of papers or box), model, rarity, and its current desirability by collectors.
  • When is the best time to sell my Patek Philippe?
    Throughout the year, Sotheby's watch sales are hosted online and in international selling locations such as Hong Kong, London, Geneva and New York. Once you consign a Patek Philippe watch, our specialists will help determine the best way to market it, based upon their understanding of watch buyers and collectors. Our specialists also will suggest the optimal location and time of year to sell your timepiece.
  • Must I have the original documents or receipts that came with my Patek Philippe timepiece?
    Our specialists will need clear photographs and as much information as you can provide in order to determine your watch's auction estimate. If you have documentation for your Patek Philippe, please include it in your submission. If you do not have documentation, our specialists can still provide you with a valuation. Once you submit your Patek Philippe information online, you will be able to track the estimate process. One of our specialists will be in touch with you if there are any questions about your timepiece.
  • Where can I find the model number for my Patek Philippe?
    The model or reference number for any Patek Philippe watch resides on the inside of the case and can be seen only when the back is removed. The serial number visible on the outside back of the timepiece is unique to that particular watch.

More information on how to sell with Sotheby's

Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell Patek Philippe watches and vintage and modern timepiece styles such as Grand Complications, Complications, Golden Ellipse, Nautilus, Aquanaut, Calatrava, Sky Moon Tourbillon, Ref 1591, Ref 3448, Ref 2523, Ref 2499, Ref 1579, Ref 5970, Ref 5020, Ref 1579, Ref 2526, Ref 3450, Ref 5204, Ref 5004, Ref 5102, Ref 5131, Ref 5002.

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