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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 - lots currently for auction

There are currently 31 item(s) in ongoing auctions

Wrist Watches - auction results

There have been 631 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • BAUME AND MERCIER 18CT GOLD WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BAUME AND MERCIER 18CT GOLD WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £750
  • MICHEL HERBELIN LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MICHEL HERBELIN LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £50
  • VINTAGE TISSOT 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    VINTAGE TISSOT 9CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £320
  • CARTIER 18CT GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 18CT GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £1,500
  • EMPORIO ARMANI STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    EMPORIO ARMANI STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £40
  • RAYMOND WEIL 18CT GOLD-PLATED WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL 18CT GOLD-PLATED WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £120
  • EMPORIO ARMANI STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    EMPORIO ARMANI STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £40
  • RAYMOND WEIL BI COLOUR WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL BI COLOUR WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £120
  • RAYMOND WEIL 18CT GOLD PLATED WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL 18CT GOLD PLATED WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £50
  • CHRISTIAN DIOR PLATED WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CHRISTIAN DIOR PLATED WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £30
  • 9CT GOLD SWISS WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD SWISS WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 06 November 2020
    Result: £140