Time will Tell

Sep 11,2015 | 14:28 EDT By Bidsquare

From our first Timex through to our last Rolex, man’s relationship with his watches tells the story of his life. As times passes, experience and maturity bring a greater appreciation for quality; we grow weary of our collection of assorted funky disposables and look for something a little more classical and substantial to lend weight to our appearance.

On Wednesday, September 16, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers offers bidders a gilt-edged invitation to invest their hours wisely when they stage their Fine Timepieces sale. 133 lots are set to go under the hammer, with a stunning array of wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks cataloged from the likes of Cartier, Rolex, Piaget, Breitling, Jaeger LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Omega and more. Look now at the full catalog.

For the man of ambition, purchasing a Rolex is a statement of stylistic intent. Lot 114 & 115, two 18 karat white gold and diamond Rolexes, circa 2001, are sure to be met by waves of spirited bidding.

You can’t hold a quality watch auction without Cartier – the name has been synonymous with sophistication since the company was launched in 1847. The Fine Timepieces sale has a tempting selection of Cartier wristwatches on offer, including Lot 4, an 18 karat yellow gold Privee from the Tortue Collection, and Lot 3, an 18 karat yellow gold Pasha.

Patek Philippe, founded in 1851, is renowned for producing some of the most detailed mechanical watches ever made. Grab your chance to join the list of Patek Philippe past owners that include Pope Pius IX, Queen Victoria and Christian IX of Denmark by securing one the twenty or so lots selling from the esteemed Swiss manufacturer. The two watches above, Lots 132 & 133, close out the sale.

Bidders will be keen to explore the stunning array of pocket watches on offer in the Fine Timepieces sale. Lot 65, an 18 karat yellow gold keywound hunter case captains pocket watch, is a wonderfully crafted piece sure to appeal to enlightened tastes of all ages.