World’s oldest rum spices up Speake-Marin timepiece at Fellows monthly auction

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A rare timepiece containing the world’s oldest rum has sold for £11,500 (£14,674 including fees) at Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham.

The Speake-Marin limited edition gentleman’s titanium ‘Rum’ watch sold for double its pre-sale estimate of £5,000 to £7,000 when two telephone bidders went head-to-head.

The timepiece contains a capsule at the 11 hour mark containing 1780 Harewood Rum, which was certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest. Only 49 were ever made.

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Michael Jagiela, senior watch specialist at Fellows Auctioneers, said: “We are so pleased to have sold such a unique piece. Speake-Marin are known for being an innovative watchmaker.”



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