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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 580 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • INTERNATIONAL WATCH COMPANY LADY'S 18CT GOLD WRIST WATCH & BRACELET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    INTERNATIONAL WATCH COMPANY LADY'S 18CT GOLD WRIST WATCH & BRACELET Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £460
  • ROTARY GOLD-TONE LADY'S WRISTWATCH AND BRACELET at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROTARY GOLD-TONE LADY'S WRISTWATCH AND BRACELET Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £50
  • 9CT GOLD WRISTWATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD WRISTWATCH Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £260
  • RADO JUBILEE STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RADO JUBILEE STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 26 March 2020
    Result: £200
  • OMEGA 18CT GOLD DIAMOND WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 18CT GOLD DIAMOND WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £2,000
  • ROLEX 'EXPLORER II' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROLEX 'EXPLORER II' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £4,250
  • OMEGA 'DE VILLE' STERLING SILVER GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA 'DE VILLE' STERLING SILVER GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £120
  • GUCCI STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GUCCI STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £50
  • BREITLING STAINLESS STEEL 'TRANSOCEAN' WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BREITLING STAINLESS STEEL 'TRANSOCEAN' WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £700
  • PATEK PHILIPPE 'TWENTY~4' 18CT ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PATEK PHILIPPE 'TWENTY~4' 18CT ROSE GOLD AND DIAMOND LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £15,250
  • PLATINUM DIAMOND-SET LADY'S COCKTAIL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PLATINUM DIAMOND-SET LADY'S COCKTAIL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 27 February 2020
    Result: £500