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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 392 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • GUCCI LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GUCCI LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £60
  • LONGINES 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LONGINES 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £75
  • GUESS LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GUESS LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £70
  • LADY'S SKAGEN WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LADY'S SKAGEN WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £60
  • BAUME & MERCIER 9CT GOLD GENTS WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BAUME & MERCIER 9CT GOLD GENTS WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £700
  • OMEGA 'DE VILLE' 18CT GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 'DE VILLE' 18CT GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £600
  • OMEGA 1950'S 9CT GOLD-CASED GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 1950'S 9CT GOLD-CASED GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £440
  • MAURICE LACROIX GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MAURICE LACROIX GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £200
  • ZENITH STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ZENITH STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £40
  • OMEGA 'SEAMASTER'  TITANIUM GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 'SEAMASTER' TITANIUM GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £400
  • ROLEX 'AIR KING' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROLEX 'AIR KING' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 September 2018
    Result: £1,700