Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Major wristwatch auctions - European calendar 2011

I spend a lot of my time trawling through auction catalogs. They give a fascinating insight into the history, rarity, and  value of wristwatches around the world.

I now have completed a list of the major auctions in Europe and will be listing these on a monthly basis.

May 2011 is a particularly busy month (best month just before the major holidays) and here are the scheduled auctions that I am aware of:

12 May:
Fellows (Birmingham): Secondhand Jewells and Watches http://www.fellows.co.uk/wrist-watch-auctions

15 May:
Antiquorum (Geneva): Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks http://www.antiquorum.com
Sotheby's (Geneva):  Important Watches http://www.sothebys.com

16 May:
Christie's (Geneva): Important Watches http://www.christies.com/features/auctions/0511/important-watches/

19 May:
auction.fr (Paris): Bijoux, Montres, Argenterie, Objets de Vitrine http://www.auction.fr/FR/v16788-rossini-bijoux-montres-argenterie-objets-de-vitrine/infos.html

21 May:
Ineichen (Zurich): Uhren/Schmuck-Auktion No. 153  http://www.auktionshaus-ineichen.ch/aiag/index.php?id=52&L=2
Meeting Art (Milan): Modern and Vintage Watches, session I  http://www.meetingart.it

22 May:
Meeting Art (Milan): Modern and Vintage Watches, session II  http://www.meetingart.it

24 May:
Bonhams (London):  Clocks and Watches  http://www.bonhams.com/EUR/sale/18836/0/

25 May:
Meeting Art (Milan): Modern and Vintage Watches, session III  http://www.meetingart.it
Christie's (London):  Elegance: Jewels, Watches & Handbags  http://www.christies.com/calendar/

26 May:
Fellows (Birmingham): Secondhand Jewellery & Watches  http://www.fellows.co.uk/wrist-watch-auctions

27 May:
Millon associés (Paris): Horlogerie Montres de Collection  http://millon-associes.com/vo27052011/millon_27052011.pdf

28 May:
Meeting Art (Milan): Modern and Vintage Watches, session IV  http://www.meetingart.it

29 May:
Meeting Art (Milan): Modern and Vintage Watches, session V  http://www.meetingart.it

I will publish the June and July schedules toward end of May.

I hope you have as much fun with this as I do...

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