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How to Sell Your Patek Philippe with Sotheby's

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

Patek Philippe Watches Consigned with Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Patek Philippe appraisal from Sotheby's cost?
    Our 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 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, consign and sell a Patek Philippe watch such as a new, pre-owned, used, vintage or antique wristwatch or pocket watch in platinum, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, pink gold, stainless steel or silver in styles such as Grand Complications, Complications wristwatch, Golden Ellipse, Nautilus, Geneve, Iced Out, g4 Boyz, Grandmaster Chime, Aquanaut, Calatrava, Sky Moon Tourbillon, Super Complication, Skeleton, Calibre 89, Classique, Minute Repeater, Celestial, Moon Phase, World Time, Bust Down, Perpetual Calendar, Chronograph, Gondolo or with blue face in rare and expensive styles such as a Ref 658, 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 or Ref 5002, Ref 5711, Ref 7511 timepiece.