Time is Money

The Charterhouse two day 2nd & 3rd December includes a collection of clocks and a collection of watches going under the auctioneers hammer.

“The market for watches and clocks remains strong with enthusiasts keen at add to their collections or put on their wrists to tell the time.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Of course, there is also a third reason to buy if the bidder is looking for that perfect Christmas present.”

The collection of gentleman’s wristwatches has been amassed over many years and has been brought to Charterhouse in Sherborne from a client living in Ireland. They include iconic manufacturers including Rolex, Omega and Tag Heuer.

Star watch of the collection is a Rolex Kermit Submariner. Known as the Kermit due to the green rotational bezel rather than the usual black, this comes to the auction complete with its box and papers and is estimated at £10,000-14,000.

For the retro-look there is a Tag Heuer chronograph. In a gold case this Tag is a re-edition of their hugely popular Carrera chronograph, again with box and papers it is valued at £2,500-3,000.

The collection of clocks, from a client near Salisbury, have also been amassed over many years. There are 35 bracket and wall clocks in all shapes and sizes dating from the 18th to the early 20th centuries, are valued collectively at £20,000.

Top lot is a late 18th century bracket clock by James Cuthbert. In an unusual brass case it has a phase of the moon to the arch, is fitted with a repeat, and is estimated at £3,000-5,000.

However, a little different and a hundred years newer is a late 19th century Black Forest cuckoo wall clock. Carved all over with shooting trophies and emblems, and with the compulsory popping out cuckoo bird, this is estimated at £2,000-3,000.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for this auction of clocks, watches, coins, stamps, medals, and collectors’ items on 2nd & 3rd December, followed by pictures and books in January and their next specialist auctions of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles both in March at the prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum.

Richard Bromell and the team at Charterhouse can be contacted for advice and valuations or to arrange a free home visit at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 info@charterhouse-auction.com

Stainless steel Rolex Kermit Submariner wristwatch £10,000-14,000

Gold Tag Heuer Carrera chronograph £2,500-3,000

Late 18th century James Cuthbert bracket clock £3,000-5,000

Late 19th century Black Forest cuckoo clock £2,000-3,000