Where To Buy Watches In Auction
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Where To Buy Watches In Auction

The auction houses you need to know

Where to buy watches when you want to add to your collection – and when you want to sell up, too. Simon De Burton runs us through the United Kingdom’s best auction houses. 

Where To Buy Watches In Auction

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The only official retailed of pre-owned Richard Mille watches in Europe and the Middle East, Ninety has built up a reputation for quality and exclusivity. Its location at 90 Mount Street, Mayfair, has a workshop and a Richard Mille tourbillon trained watchmaker with 10 years’ experience. Every model in its collection comes fully serviced by Richard Mille, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, as well as a two-year Richard Mille international warranty. ninetymountstreet.com



Stocking a comprehensive list of around 70 luxury brands, all of Watchfinder’s models are serviced, restored and authenticated by its expert in-house team of watchmakers, who are certified by the likes of Audemars Piguet, Omega and Cartier. Its eighth UK boutique opens in Bicester Village in November 2022. watchfinder.co.uk


On 6 November, Christie’s Geneva weighs in with 112, never-auctioned, one-collection items including a sapphire-cased and titanium Richard Mille RM 56-01 (CHF 2.5 million – 4.5 million) and a Vacheron Constantin double-retrograde Mercator with unique cloisonné enamel dial (CHF 100,000-200,000). On view from 2 November. christies.com

Xupes X Chrono24

Xupes, the British brand at the forefront of the luxury pre-owned market (it covers everything from watches to handbags to jewellery) has teamed up with global online watch marketplace, Chrono24, to launch two new ventures. Together, they present The Watch Atelier, an online offering of pre-owned watches, and The Barn by Chrono24, a new immersive destination in Hertfordshire, just north of London, where watch fans can discover models in rooms furnished by Soho Home. xupes.com; chrono24.co.uk