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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 440 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • CERTINA 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CERTINA 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £550
  • PIAGET 18CT WHITE GOLD WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    PIAGET 18CT WHITE GOLD WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £2,290
  • CITIZEN GENTS WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CITIZEN GENTS WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £40
  • BUREN 'GRAND PRIX' 9CT GOLD GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BUREN 'GRAND PRIX' 9CT GOLD GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £120
  • ZENITH 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ZENITH 18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £550
  • MARVIN REVUE 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MARVIN REVUE 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £180
  • MARVIN 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MARVIN 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £260
  • CARTIER 'PANTHERE' STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 'PANTHERE' STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 14 February 2019
    Result: £420
  • GUCCI '1500L' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GUCCI '1500L' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 17 January 2019
    Result: £40
  • DIOR STAINLESS STEEL AND BLACK STONE LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    DIOR STAINLESS STEEL AND BLACK STONE LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 17 January 2019
    Result: £260
  • CHOPARD 'HAPPY SPORT' STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CHOPARD 'HAPPY SPORT' STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 17 January 2019
    Result: £650