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  • ANTIQUORUM - established in Geneva in 1974. "The World’s Premier Auctioneers of Modern and Vintage Timepieces." Antiquorum has carved its own unparalleled niche in the auction world by cultivating a thriving collector’s market for timepieces worldwide and consistently obtains the highest prices for timepieces, auctions timepieces with exceptional provenance and rarity and has set many world records.
  • ARTCURIAL - since 2013. International auctioneers. "Our Watch Department has gradually became a major player on the watch market, with a sales programme that alternates with themed sales in Paris and Monaco."
  • BONHAMS - founded in 1793. International fine art auctioneers & valuers. "The Bonhams watch department has well-respected and experienced specialists based around the Globe. With bi-annual specialised international auctions in London, New York and Hong Kong and regular sales in Knightsbridge London."
  • CHRISTIE'S - founded in 1766. International auctioneers. "Featuring the world’s leading names in watchmaking such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet and Vacheron Constantin, Christie’s watch auctions attract a wide audience of collectors and record-breaking prices for the finest vintage and modern timepieces. We hold sales in Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong and New York throughout the year. At Christie’s we also recognize that collectors are often looking for a specific watch, or are seeking to buy or sell a timepiece outside of the auction season."
  • Fellows & Sons - "Jewellery & Watch Auctioneers of Distinction." Founded in Birmingham in 1876, Fellows are a family-run firm of auctioneers and valuers. We hold more than 100 sales a year with specialist watch and jewellery auctions becoming increasingly popular.
  • Hindman Auctions & Private Sales - founded in 1982. "Hindman Auctioneers’ Timepieces department handles timepieces from the 16th century to the modern day, including pocket watches, wristwatches, tourbillons and perpetual calendars. Our auctions showcase works by makers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Panerai, Breitling, Cartier, Piaget, Hermes, Franck Muller, Vacheron Constantin, Carl F. Bucherer, IWC, Audemars Piguet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Tag Heuer and many others."
  • Ineichen Auctioneers - "Ineichen Auctioneers have been selling watches and jewellery ever since its founding in 1973, delighting collectors and experts alike with exquisite and delicate objects from all eras of watchmaking and goldsmithery." Stadthausquai 11-13, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • JAMES LIST - since 2008. "JamesEdition is the world's premier marketplace to find luxury watches for sale. Search more than 30,000 new and used watches from over 200 brands. Quality, luxury and exclusive watches are often worn as a subtle symbol of success to be recognised by like-minded people."
  • liveauctioneers - since 2002. "Vintage Watches for Sale & Antique Watches." Bid in watch auctions around the world, anywhere, any time.
  • Monaco Legend Group - since 2015. "Monaco Legend Group is an auction house located in the Principality of Monaco which devotes to the sales of rare and collectable watches as well as jewelry."
  • Only Watch Charity Auction - world-renowned charitable fundraiser for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, held every two years since 2005.
  • Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers - since 2008. "Revolutionizing the world of auctioneering." The innovative concept of Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers uses today’s e-based solutions and new IT technologies, while at the same time, keeping the characteristics of more traditional auction methods. It has been designed to improve certain shortcomings frequently associated with online auctions and online bidding during classic auction sales. Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers is headquartered in Geneva with offices in New York, Milan and Hong Kong. Nine to ten auctions are planned annually between Geneva, New York and Hong Kong.
  • PHILLIPS - "Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is the watch department at Phillips auction house, dedicated exclusively to the world's finest collectors' watches. Launched in November 2014 by Aurel Bacs and his partner, Livia Russo, the department was established in response to the ever-increasing need for today's collectors to easily access scholarship, guidance and quality across the board. With multiple world records, including for a wristwatch, Patek Philippe wristwatch, Rolex and Omega at auction, Phillips has become the undisputed worldwide market leader." Currently based in Geneva, New York, Hong Kong and London.
  • SOTHEBY'S - established 1744. "Sotheby’s Watches department offers the finest timepieces from the 16th to the 21st centuries, including pocket watches, wristwatches, tourbillons and perpetual calendars. Sotheby's Watches auctions showcase the thriving international nature of this category. Our international team has cultivated strong relationships with the world’s most active collectors and connoisseurs. This is reflected in the wide-ranging and intense global presence at our sales; 1,960 bidders from 72 countries enthusiastically participated in 2016, with Watches NY receiving bidders from 50 countries in December 2016, the highest number in any given sale at Sotheby’s. Our specialists’ combined knowledge and experience is unparalleled in this category and the department has consistently achieved benchmark prices. Sotheby’s continues to hold the auction record for any watch - $24 million for Patek Philippe’s no. 198.385 the Henry Graves Supercomplication, breaking its own record from 1999 when it sold for $11 million." Auctions are held in London, New York, Geneva and Hong Kong.
  • Watches of Knightsbridge | WoK - since 2011. "Originating from the antiques quarter of Portobello Road over 50 years ago, the family business has grown and evolved to find its niche in the watch industry - specialising in fine, rare & collectable timepieces. Watches of Knightsbridge have a specialist knowledge & experience in the industry, led by father & son, Simon & Toby Sutton. Their knowledge & passion enables them to source timepieces & give advice to individuals & collectors from all over the world. 'WoK' auctions are conducted in a traditional way by auctioneer Edward Rising alongside live internet & telephone bidding."
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