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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 644 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • CARTIER 18CT GOLD & STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 18CT GOLD & STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £2,400
  • CARTIER STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £600
  • CARTIER 21 CHONOGRAPH STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CARTIER 21 CHONOGRAPH STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £750
  • SEIKO GOLD PLATED WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    SEIKO GOLD PLATED WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £180
  • 9CT GOLD ROTARY WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT GOLD ROTARY WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £120
  • BAUME AND MERCIER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BAUME AND MERCIER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £550
  • TAG HEUER LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £160
  • LONGINES STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LONGINES STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £120
  • TAG HEUER GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £500
  • TISSOT 9CT WHITE GOLD WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TISSOT 9CT WHITE GOLD WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £260
  • 9CT ROSE GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    9CT ROSE GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 03 December 2020
    Result: £100