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Wrist Watches

Wrist Watches

Wrist watches were a natural development from the evolution of the pocket watch in the 17th Century. Patek Philippe & Co., perhaps one of the most well known brands today, made the first ever wrist watch in 1868, pioneering many functions including split seconds hand, chronograph and perpetual calendar. However, it wasn’t until 1904 that wrist watches became an acceptable piece for gentlemen to wear when the Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont asked his friend Louis Cartier to create a piece that would enable him to time his flights whilst keeping both hands on his controls. In response to this, Cartier and his watchmaker developed the first gent’s wristwatch aptly named the ‘Santos’ and, helped greatly by Dumont’s celebrity status, the wearing of a wrist watch became acceptable amongst gentlemen.

Today there is a plethora of quality wrist watch brands, for both ladies and gentlemen alike to choose from; from Rolex and Cartier to Patek Philipe and Longines, never has there been a greater choice.

Wrist Watches - auction results

There have been 618 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • MAURICE LACROIX STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MAURICE LACROIX STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £80
  • DELMA STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD-PLATE GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    DELMA STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD-PLATE GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £30
  • RAYMOND WEIL ROSE-GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL UNISEX WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL ROSE-GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL UNISEX WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £225
  • TAG HEUER WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £360
  • ROLEX 'OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST' MEDIUM SIZE UNISEX ROLEX WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROLEX 'OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST' MEDIUM SIZE UNISEX ROLEX WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £3,100
  • LONGINES STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LONGINES STAINLESS STEEL DIAMOND WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £380
  • RAYMOND WEIL 'PARSIFAL' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL 'PARSIFAL' STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £200
  • CARTIER SANTOS STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER SANTOS STAINLESS STEEL AND GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 08 October 2020
    Result: £2,100
  • RAYMOND WEIL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    RAYMOND WEIL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £40
  • CARTIER STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 10 September 2020
    Result: £850
  • SEIKO STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SEIKO STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 13 August 2020
    Result: £60