Watches & Timepieces
Freeman’s Watches & Timepieces Department specialists use a combination of expertise and international exposure when working with private buyers and discriminating collectors. This becomes a proven formula that maximizes results for clients and draws interest to all pieces, guaranteeing the highest level of success at auction, whether through the sale of a single piece, a prized family heirloom, or an entire collection curated over a lifetime. Freeman’s ability to appeal to the world-wide audience ensures our clients the highest financial returns, while maintaining a level of personal service one can only receive through an over 200-year-old family-run organization such as Freeman’s.
Often featured at auction are timepieces by illustrious Swiss watchmakers, like Rolex; Patek Philippe; Vacheron & Constantin; Breguet; Breitling; and Franck Muller, all proven leaders in the market. Also popular are Italian makers such as, Officine Panerai and Bulgari, and German makers like Glashutte and A Lange & Sohne. Early American watchmakers find equal appeal among our buyers. In addition—and highly sought after—are complicated watches like chronographs, clocks with moon phase movements, repeaters and automatons, which prove to be regular favorites among buyers across the spectrum.
The demand for watches is at an all-time high, as evidenced by our recent, exemplary results. The Watches & Timepieces Department conducts sales biannually, with one auction taking place in May, and another in November, originating from our Philadelphia location on Chestnut Street. These auctions are also live online, where through our website, we have become industry leaders in hosting sales for buying and selling watches. To make an appointment for a private and complementary consultation, please contact one of this department’s specialists.
Related Department: Jewelry