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Find out how to buy or sell your watch at auction with Lyon & Turnbull today.

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Watch Auction Specialists


Lyon & Turnbull’s watch department are proud to present regular specialist watch auctions. Taking place in London, Edinburgh and live online, these auctions showcase a selection of some of the most sought-after timepieces in the world; from Rolex Daytona wristwatches to Patek Philippe Hunter pocket watches. Our dedicated specialists are on hand to help guide you every step of the way; whether you are looking to buy or sell your watch at auction. 

 

Premium Watches at Auction

Our auctions take place throughout the UK and live online, showcasing a selection of some of the finest timepieces in the world. Our featured brands include Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Omega and more. Highlights from recent auctions include a rare Rolex Daytona 6263 that sold for £62,500* and an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak that achieved £106,250*. Whether you are looking to purchase a vintage wristwatch to add to your collection or sell a family heirloom, Lyon & Turnbull will offer you the trusted guidance you need.

*All prices are inclusive of buyers' premium. 

 

World-Renowned Watch Specialists

Our Head of Watches, Sarah Fergusson, has been in the watch and jewellery industry for over a decade. After her post-graduate studies at the University of Glasgow, Sarah began her career as a jewellery specialist in the auction world, during which she studied with the Gemmological Institute of Great Britain. In line with the exponential growth in the pre-owned watches market, Sarah moved on to focus solely on rare watches, leading to the discovery of several rare-to-market vintage Rolex watches among others. Sarah is supported by the wider team of specialists including Trevor Kyle and Ruth Davis. Contact Sarah and the watch valuation team on 0141 333 1992.

 

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 Latest Auctions

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Select Watches

29th Mar, 2023 10:00
Live Online | London
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6th Jun, 2023 10:00
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Buying Watches at Auction

 

In-Person & Online Watch Auctions

We are one of the world's most trusted luxury watch auction sites; our specialists are highly trained in obtaining the finest timepieces in the world. Whether you are looking to add to your watch collection, or secure an excellent price for a second hand wristwatch, our auctions regularly feature premium brand names including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and more. 

Throughout the course of the year, we offer regular in-person and online watch auctions depending on your preference. Simply register for a Lyon & Turnbull account, set a reminder and get ready to bid on your favourite pieces. Alternatively, if you prefer the excitement of the saleroom, we host auctions in both our Edinburgh and London locations, which also allow you the opportunity to view the collection of wristwatches and pocket watches ahead of bidding.

 

Pre-Owned Watches at Auction

Our specialists have access to some of the most unique vintage and pre-owned watches in the world. Every timepiece in our used watch auction collection has undergone significant checks to ensure we offer the most detailed desciption of the timepiece which can be found on our website. This includes high quality images, estimated price, service history, any wear and tear it may have and information on its box and papers. Prior to making a bid, you can also contact our specialist watch team to request a detailed condition report and have your questions answered.

 

Pocket Watch Auctions

In addition to exceptional vintage and modern pocket watches from Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet, we have also seen a number of watches of historical importance come to auction including Prince Charles Edward Stuart's pocket watch and a timepiece belonging to Jean Armour, the long suffering love interest of Robert Burns.

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Forthcoming Auctions

 

Jewellery

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8th Mar, 2023 10:00
Select Jewellery

Select Jewellery

29th Mar, 2023 10:00
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Select Watches

29th Mar, 2023 10:00
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6th Jun, 2023 10:00

 

 

Sell Your Watch at Auction

Enjoy a complimentary online watch valuation and find out how much you could sell your timepiece for at auction. Whatever the reason is for you to sell, whether you are looking to upgrade your collection or have recently inherited a family heirloom, our expert auction specialists are on hand to help you every step of the way. Gain access to an international network of buyers and receive premium prices for your in demand timepieces. Start your watch valuation by following our simple three step process below.

 

Sell at Lyon & Turnbull | Submit Your Valuation

Request an Estimate

Fill in the estimate form below with photographs and as much information as possible, and we will match you with a relevant specialist.

Sell at Lyon & Turnbull | Receive a Quote

Receive a Valuation

A department specialist will be in touch within a few days to offer an auction valuation and further information on how to easily consign at auction.

Sell at Lyon & Turnbull | Consign at Auction

Consign at Auction

Your item will be expertly catalogued and marketed to our extensive database, all designed to help you receive the best price at auction.

Request an Auction Estimate

 

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FAQs

 

You can arrange a consignment appointment at at a location near you or by telephoning us on on +44 131 557 8844. We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss any consignment opportunity in person. 

We are pleased to offer a complimentary auction valuation service. In some cases, where the item does not meet Lyon & Turnbull's selling criteria, we will not be able to advise on the provenance or potential price the piece may sell for elsewhere. 

No, we sell watches of all ages in all conditions.

Usually not, many buyers prefer to make the decision on this themselves.

 

No, many watches sold at auction do not have the accompanying paraphernalia.

 

Yes, insurance is charged at 1.5% of the upper end of the guide price given.

 No, as many of the watches we sell are vintage, or have been inherited, few come with their original purchase receipt.

Yes, most of the watches that we sell have a reserve, a minimum price for which we will sell it.

We offer two types of watch auctions. Our first is Select Watches which takes place in London twice yearly. The second type are our combined jewellery and watch auctions which take place regularly in our Edinburgh saleroom throughout the year. These two focused categories allow us to place your watches in auction context that will be the most profitable for you as a seller. Both auctions are presented on Lyon & Turnbull Live, allowing an international network of buyers to bid on your timepieces.

 Yes, all of our auctions are listed online and have a live bidding facility.

Valuations come in many forms, an auction guide price represents the current market value of the watch. An insurance price usually matches the cost of replacing the watch brand new, in a retailer.

 No, but you are very welcome to come along!

Watch Valuation Days

We regularly offer watch valuations in our Edinburgh, Glasgow and London offices or at a location to suit you. Our watch valuations are complimentary and there is no obligation to sell with us once you have received your auction estimate. Keep up to date with our latest valuation days below and book an appointment with our specialists.

 

 

 

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Talk to Our Watch Specialists


SARAH FERGUSSON

Head of Watches

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TREVOR KYLE

Consultant Specialist

 


RUTH DAVIS

Head of Jewellery | Edinburgh

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