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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 590 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • CARTIER 'TANK' SILVER GILT TANK WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 'TANK' SILVER GILT TANK WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £280
  • OMEGA CONSTELLATION STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    OMEGA CONSTELLATION STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 18 June 2020
    Result: £480
  • 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: 07 May 2020
    Result: £4,500
  • 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: 07 May 2020
    Result: £1,400
  • GUCCI STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GUCCI STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £100
  • BREITLING 'COLT' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BREITLING 'COLT' STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £850
  • HERMES STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    HERMES STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £350
  • WALTHAM 17 JEWELS STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    WALTHAM 17 JEWELS STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £100
  • GUCCI '3600 L' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    GUCCI '3600 L' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £30
  • CARTIER 'TANK FRANCAISE' STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 'TANK FRANCAISE' STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £2,000
  • BREITLING STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BREITLING STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND-SET GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 07 May 2020
    Result: £1,350