For nearly 200 years, Cartier has been crafting its signature-style watches and clocks, following the arrival of their premiere unique enamelled watch on chatelaine, created for both men and women in 1874. What followed were centuries of success in the luxury watch market, the esteemed company creating iconic designs including the 'Santos-Dumos' wristwatch, the art-deco-inspired 'Tonneau', the 'Panthère' and the much-loved 'Tank'. Renowned for its creativity, the Maison continues to evolve their best-loved models, with many pre-owned Cartier watches selling for record prices.
If you own a Cartier clock or wristwatch, whether purchased or inherited, Lyon & Turnbull's watch department are experts in selling your timepiece at auction for a premium price. With an international network of buyers, prestigious marketing solutions and renowned auction expertise, recent highlights have included an 18ct yellow gold 'Baignoire Allongee' which sold for £20,000*, an 18ct 'Panthère' model which sold for £8,442* and a diamond set 'Tank Française' which sold for £8,125*.
Contact our team today for a complimentary watch valuation or meet us at our regular London, Glasgow and Edinburgh watch valuation days.
*All prices are inclusive of buyers' premium.
Fill in the estimate form below with photographs and as much information as possible, and we will match you with a relevant specialist.
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.
Your item will be expertly catalogued and marketed to our extensive database, all designed to help you receive the best price at auction.
Although not necessary, there are a few things that help us accurately assess your item and speed up your Cartier watch valuation. Our team use the images and information provided to give an accurate representation of what your item could sell for at auction and, although you are not obliged to sell with us at Lyon & Turnbull, will also offer information on suitable upcoming sales. Things that will help us include:
Your watch's serial number which should be engraved on the caseback
Confirming whether the watch comes with box and papers
Any information you have on the watch's age or provenance
Information on the watch's condition, including any damage
As many detailed photographs as possible
Information on the watch's service history
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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!
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Head of Jewellery | Edinburgh