Vintage Watches: some blue-chip collectibles

Our vintage watch collection is one of our busiest departments. Not only can one purchase a horological classic timepiece at a price far below release prices, but it is also one of the most sustainable ways of buying a watch. All our vintage watches are serviced before stocking, and guaranteed for a period of 12 months.

The Clé de Cartier automatic watch was originally introduced at SIHH, the Geneva Watch Fair, in 2015, and this 2019 steel and 18ct rose gold model comes with box and papers.

The Rolex Datejust steel watch, also with box and papers, has a wonderful depth of colour to its blue dial.

The Audemars Piguet 18ct gold watch is the ultimate dress watch, from a top-end Swiss watchmaker, and the manual wind movement is housed in one of the thinnest cases being made at the time of its creation, in 1965.

The Omega is from the 'Dirty Dozen' range created towards the end of the Second World War, so named because the British Military commissioned watches from twelve leading Swiss brands, all of which had to follow the same specifications, These watches were to be supplied to servicemen in the RAF and Navy. The Omega is one of the more collectible watches, with just 25,000 produced, all of them bearing the prestigious brand name.

The Patek Philippe Ellipse, recently sold, has a stunning blue sunburst dial, the hand-wound movement housed in an 18ct gold case.

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Our flagship Edwardian fronted showroom provides an opulent space to view our stunning collections .