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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 461 Wrist Watches sold in previous auctions
  • BULOVA STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BULOVA STAINLESS STEEL AND 18CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £100
  • LONGINES GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    LONGINES GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £260
  • CHANEL 'J12' BLACK CERAMIC DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    CHANEL 'J12' BLACK CERAMIC DIAMOND-SET LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £3,000
  • ROLEX STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH AND BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROLEX STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH AND BOX Sale Date: 16 May 2019
    Result: £2,000
  • 1950'S ROLEX PRECISION GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    1950'S ROLEX PRECISION GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £1,100
  • TISSOT '1853' STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH WITH BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TISSOT '1853' STAINLESS STEEL WRIST WATCH WITH BOX Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £120
  • TAG HEUER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH AND BOX at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    TAG HEUER STAINLESS STEEL GENT'S WRIST WATCH AND BOX Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £400
  • ROTARY 9CT GOLD WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ROTARY 9CT GOLD WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £90
  • BULOVA 18CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH WITH GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL CLASP at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    BULOVA 18CT GOLD LADY'S WRIST WATCH WITH GOLD-PLATED STAINLESS STEEL CLASP Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £140
  • ZEITNER GENT'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    ZEITNER GENT'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £30
  • MICHAEL KORS STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH at Ross's Jewellery Auctions
    MICHAEL KORS STAINLESS STEEL LADY'S WRIST WATCH Sale Date: 11 April 2019
    Result: £40