A rare Prince Oysterdate Submariner ‘Snowflake’ watch from Tudor made £3,500 in Tuesday’s auction after sparking interest both online and in the room.
The October Watch Sale, hosted by Birmingham-based Fellows and Sons Auctioneers, saw Tudor, Rolex, Longines, TAG and Breitling watches all performing well and receiving high interest online and at the auction. The auction comes as Fellows celebrates its 140th anniversary this year.
Watches from Rolex performed well in the October sale, five of the best performing pieces in the auction were Rolex watches.
The steel sports models, in particular, attracted the interest of bidders. There was strong competition online for these models and Lot 300, Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT Master II, sold particularly well, achieving £4,000. Rolex watches have continued to sell well over the last couple of months, especially those in good condition.
Selling well at the more affordable end of the market was Longines. All watches from Longines sold well, especially Lot 115, a lady’s La Grande Classique set with diamonds on the bezel. Breitling also proved popular on the day with bids coming in rapid succession from online and the telephone.
There was a lot of interest in Lot 333, a Spirotechnique watch from TAG Heuer. This stainless-steel watch is very attractive to collectors as it is a rare piece that doesn’t often appear in the secondhand market. The initial estimate of £200-300 was more than doubled to achieve £960 on the day.
The November Watch Sale will take place on November 29 with viewings in London and Birmingham.