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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 653 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • ROTARY LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROTARY LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £80
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ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £1,800
  • ENVY STERLING SILVER DIAMOND WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ENVY STERLING SILVER DIAMOND WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £100
  • SEIKO GENTLEMAN'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SEIKO GENTLEMAN'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £45
  • MOVADO ALEENA STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MOVADO ALEENA STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 25 February 2021
    Result: £75
  • CARTIER 21 CHONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 21 CHONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £850
  • GUCCI WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GUCCI WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £60
  • TAG HEUER STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £340
  • ART DECO PLATINUM DIAMOND-SET COCKTAIL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ART DECO PLATINUM DIAMOND-SET COCKTAIL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 28 January 2021
    Result: £1,100
  • CARTIER 18CT GOLD & STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 18CT GOLD & STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £2,400
  • CARTIER STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £600