Lyon & Turnbull’s watch auction and valuations department is a dynamic one with significant expertise, creating diverse watch auctions in the UK with fine, rare, modern and vintage timepieces. In line with the growth of the pre-owned watch market in recent years, we hold six specialist auctions each year, across our Edinburgh and London salerooms. These frequent auctions feature examples from renowned watchmakers including Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet. Highlights from recent years include an IWC Le Grand Complication wristwatch that sold for £63,650 and a rare Rolex GMT Master in 18ct gold that achieved £41,250.
Currently, watches are sold at our prestigious Edinburgh saleroom within our Jewellery, Watches & Silver auctions and in London within our Select Jewellery & Watches auctions. These two focused categories allow us to place your timepieces into the auction context that will be the most profitable for you as a vendor.
In addition to promoting to our established international database of buyers and collectors, we make every effort to cross-market watches to buyers from all disciplines. Watches are marketed and displayed alongside other sales including contemporary art, whisky and, of course, jewellery, ensuring maximum exposure for all. Our watch collections are amongst the most well-travelled of the goods we sell – we have in the past viewed collections in New York, Philadelphia, London, Hong Kong and throughout the UK - maximising viewers and competition.
Our online bidding platform ensures maximum bidding participation creating an active international audience of buyers willing to pay the best prices. Our Covid 19-safe, appointment-based, in-person viewing system also allows those clients wishing to see watches in person to do so, in both Edinburgh and London. In consigning your watch to one of our auctions, you can be confident that it will reach its full financial potential.
If you would like further information about consigning to one of our watch auctions or to have a watch valued, please contact our Head of Watches Sarah Fergusson at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0141 333 1992 or fill out an online valuation request form below
Please enter your email address below, we will send you a notification email when the sale is available to view online.
Consultant Specialist | Edinburgh