Speedy business... Collectors invade Birmingham for $50,000 watches



2015-06-26 12:28:22

Speedy business... Collectors invade Birmingham for $50,000 watches

The UK citys famous Jewellery Quarter could get a boost as 600 fine watches go up for sale

On Monday July 18, Fellows Auctioneers will be holding one of the UK's largest auctions of Vintage and Modern Wrist Watches this year, comprising 600 items.

The auction takes place in Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter and pieces include Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Breitling, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe.

Whether you are a watch collector, or looking for that perfect timepiece, the sale promises something of interest with estimates ranging from 200 up to 50,000.

"This is one of the largest auctions of wrist watches in the UK this year and is certainly our largest ever wrist watch auction," said Stephen Whittaker, Managing Director at Fellows.

"We are really excited that we can bring an event of this size and quality to Birmingham, helping the Jewellery Quarter to gain global exposure as a part of the UK that is open for business."

Watch this space... Auction house Fellow's upcoming rare watch sale should attract plenty of high-level buyers to Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter

One particular lot, on which we've already reported, is a 1969 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the 'Paul Newman Daytona' estimated at 30,000 - 40,000.

Described as 'the vintage sports watch to own! This is one of the original early models, with a highly sought after black and cream exotic dial.

Elsewhere, those looking for a more elaborate purchase could consider the large selection of diamond dialed and encrusted watches by Frank Muller and Jacob and Co.

And another spectacular item is the gentleman's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date watch with diamond dial and bezel estimated at 40,000 to 50,000.

One thing's for certain, the sale will present a wealth of opportunities to collectors and alternative investors.

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