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Wrist Watches

Wrist Watches

Wrist watches were a natural development from the evolution of the pocket watch in the 17th Century. Patek Philippe & Co., perhaps one of the most well known brands today, made the first ever wrist watch in 1868, pioneering many functions including split seconds hand, chronograph and perpetual calendar. However, it wasn’t until 1904 that wrist watches became an acceptable piece for gentlemen to wear when the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont asked his friend Louis Cartier to create a piece that would enable him to time his flights whilst keeping both hands on his controls. In response to this, Cartier and his watchmaker developed the first gent’s wristwatch aptly named the ‘Santos’ and, helped greatly by Dumont’s celebrity status, the wearing of a wrist watch became acceptable amongst gentlemen.

Today there is a plethora of quality wrist watch brands, for both ladies and gentlemen alike to choose from; from Rolex and Cartier to Patek Philipe and Longines, never has there been a greater choice.

Wrist Watches - auction results

There have been 471 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • TAG HEUER GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £80
  • CARTIER 'SANTOS GALBEE' STAINLESS STEEL UNISEX WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 'SANTOS GALBEE' STAINLESS STEEL UNISEX WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £1,000
  • CITIZEN 'ECO-DRIVE' DIAMOND-SET STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CITIZEN 'ECO-DRIVE' DIAMOND-SET STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £50
  • OMEGA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH AND BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH AND BOX Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £300
  • TISSOT 'BALLADE' GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TISSOT 'BALLADE' GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £50
  • OMEGA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £220
  • CERTINA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CERTINA 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £140
  • OMEGA 'SEAMASTER' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 'SEAMASTER' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £1,100
  • OMEGA 'CONSTELLATION' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 'CONSTELLATION' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £1,400
  • TAG HEUER DIAMOND-SET STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER DIAMOND-SET STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 June 2019
    Result: £260
  • CHANEL 'J12' BLACK CERAMIC DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CHANEL 'J12' BLACK CERAMIC DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £3,000