The Classic Bridges model which sold in our July auction was a fine example from the Girard-Perregaux Bridges Collection. Our Summer 2021 auction proved extremely popular with both online and phone bidders. Offered to benefit the AMAR Foundation, this excellent example went on to achieve a hammer price of £15,000 for the charity.
An AMAR spokesperson has said the £15,000 rasied ‘will be put to good use and will end up funding around 8000 medical consultations in Iraq.’
The AMAR Foundation is an award-winning charity that builds and improves the lives and livelihoods of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.
"We are delighted to have been able to help realise this result for the AMAR Foundation. This proved to be one of the leading lots in what proved to be a very exciting sale," says Head of Watches Department, Sarah Fergusson."Competition was very strong throughout the sale, especially from online bidders with interest from the USA, UK and Europe."
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.
Take the first step to selling your watch or wrist watch at auction with a free, no-obligation, sales valuation. Contact our team in Edinburgh on 0131 557 8844 and in London on 0207 930 9115.