Buying at auction can give you time to think about your purchase, as often a list of times will be available to view in advance. It’s best to avoid using auctions as an excuse for impulse purchases as this could end up being a costly mistake you later regret.
The vintage watch market is on the rise, so these upcoming auctions should be added to your calendar if you’re interested in getting your hands on some vintage timepieces.
Here’s 3 watch auctions in 2022 that you won’t want to miss...
Gérald Genta: Icon of Time
The Gérald Genta auction will take place in Hong Kong on the 6th of April at 10:00am HKT (making it 03:00 BST.) The auction will celebrate ‘the man behind some of the world’s most sought-after watches. “The Picasso of watchmaking” transformed the industry with his visionary designs that continue to set the gold standard today, producing designs that have become the biggest bestsellers of watchmaking history.’
A percentage of each sale will contribute to the Gérald Genta Heritage Association, who’s mission is to encourage the next generation in the watch industry.
Select Jewellery and Watches
The Select Jewellery and Watches auction will take place on Wednesday 30th March. The jewellery will auction at 10:00 BST and the watches will auction at 14:00 BST. The auction will take place online, and at 22 Connaught St, London.
It will feature some of our favourite timepieces such as, the Rolex GMT Master Wrist Watch, the Breitling Chronomat Automatic for Bentley model D13050.1, and this Patek Phillippe.
You are free to view any of the watches from the 25th March up to the 29th March. Ideal if you’re in the area to check out before you purchase.
Wristwatches and Pocket Watches
Each month Toovey’s hold an auction with a selection of silver and gold pocket watches for both ladies and gents. You should expect to see brands such as Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Patek Phillippe.
The auction takes place on the 19th May 2022 starting at 11:00 (BST).
Viewing times are 10:00-16:00 on the 16th-18th May, and 09:00 to 11:00 on the 19th May.
The online catalogue for this auction is yet to be uploaded but will be available a week before the auction takes place, so it’s worth setting a reminder in your calendar to check!
Protecting your new timepiece
Why not prepare for the auction by ensuring you have a case ready to take your watch home in? Or alternatively if you are selling your watches at auction ensure they are protected whilst travelling to and from.
We offer a range of protective Peli watch cases that we believe are essential to keeping watches looking new – slightly biased but true none the less!
We offer a range of protection for watches from 1 watch up to 21 watches. So if you are an avid collector or just have the one luxury timepiece, we will have a case to suit!