Clocks, Watches & Jewellery

This category ranges from historical clocks to contemporary jewellery. Dealers tend to specialise in one of these individual areas while many auctions feature separate sections for horology, watches and jewellery as part of their mixed sales.

However, dedicated sales, especially in the jewellery category, are now fairly commonly especially in London, Birmingham and other major centres.


Symbol of a Victorian secret society emerges at Norfolk auction

05 June 2023

Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas were probably members. So too Charles Robert Ashbee.

Microphotography ring

View jewellery with a new perspective: microphotography ring dazzles at auction

05 June 2023

This 18ct gold ring demonstrating French portrait photographer René Dagron’s (1819-1900) invention of microphotography quadrupled its estimate at Bonhams in Paris.


Objects that underline Ann Sutton's keen eye for new talent

05 June 2023

A group of design objects consigned by British textile artist and designer Ann Sutton (b.1935) was offered as part of the Lyon & Turnbull Modern Made sale.


Well done, driver Doug - here's a 1970 Heuer Autavia Chronograph

05 June 2023

This 1970 Heuer Autavia Chronograph was awarded to rally driver Doug Harris for finishing the 16,000-mile London to Mexico World Cup Rally in 1970.


Necklace pendant pointed out a wedding

05 June 2023

London dealer Susan Ollemans Oriental Art specialises in Asian jewellery.


Georgian necklace evokes family memories

05 June 2023

A necklace composed of nine ‘Stuart crystal’ memorial slides comes for sale at Sworders’ auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches on June 27.


Aquamarine appeal of less expensive post crash pieces

05 June 2023

In the years after the Wall Street Crash in 1929, some of the less expensive gemstones became popular in jewellery manufacture.


Representative of heavenly virtue

05 June 2023

This 15th century ring, set with a rhomb-shaped table-cut sapphire, is engraved with lilies and other flowers issuing from a crescent bowl.


'Beautiful example' of Horace Minns work

05 June 2023

The Fine Jewellery auction at Fellows in Birmingham on June 15 includes this Arts & Crafts silver blue gem and bluster pearl foliate pendant.


Floral swags and pear-shaped drops on offer

05 June 2023

Featuring in the June 22 Jewellery, Watches Silver auction at Dawsons in Maidenhead is this late Victorian diamond garland necklace.


Pocket watches that pack a punch

05 June 2023

Portable timekeepers full of collectable appeal need not be just those worn on the wrist


The remarkable Mrs Newman

05 June 2023

The professional goldsmith and jewellery designer was not the first woman in such a role but received significant prominence in the Victorian era under her own name


Sealed and delivered to auction: the Matrix collection

05 June 2023

Collector and author bought pieces for their historical interest as well as beauty


Rolex taken from £200 original purchase to £45,500 at auction

05 June 2023

This Rolex Cosmograph Dayton is proof that some branded wristwatches have become an exceptional investment


Dealer recognises Victorian value in a stone that could be broken up

05 June 2023

It’s not unusual for an antique jewel containing a particularly high-quality stone to be broken up after its purchase – the intrinsic value greater than the value of the whole.

Silver Tompian clock

Silver Tompion clock is the ‘best in private hands’

29 May 2023

Horology dealership Carter Marsh is bringing to market what it calls the most important English table clock it has ever handled.


Member of French clockmaking dynasty to feature in German auction

29 May 2023

The signature Fortin à Paris on the dial of this 21in (53cm) high marble and gilt bronze clock shows that it was made by a member of one of the most prominent Parisian clockmaker dynasties of the 18th century.


Rolex bought for £200 by vendor is among six lots to watch

22 May 2023

With estimates from £200, here are six previews of items coming up at auction this week.


French style chimes with clock buyers in New York

15 May 2023

Fine clocks from a single-owner selection sell well into six figures in New York saleroom


Bid for the feeling of Bliss at auction

15 May 2023

Converse Auctions in Pennsylvania will be offering the clock collection of Willis R Michael (1894-1969) in its online auction on May 19.