Monday, 11 July 2011

Serious Collectors Wrist Watch Auction Bolsters Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter Reputation

On Monday 18th July 2011, Renowned Birmingham-based auctioneers Fellows Auctioneers will be holding one of the UK’s largest auctions of Vintage and Modern Wrist Watches this year to comprising of 600 items.

The Auction will take place in Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter. Pieces are to include Rolex, Omega, Cartier, Breitling, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe.

Whether you are a watch collector or someone looking for that perfect timepiece (what a gift they'd make!) there will be something of interest with estimates ranging from £200 up to £50,000.

Stephen Whittaker, Managing Director at Fellows said: “This is one of the largest auctions of wrist watches in the UK this year and is certainly our largest ever wrist watch auction. We are really excited we can bring an event of this size and quality to Birmingham; helping the Jewellery Quarter to gain global exposure as a part of the UK that is open for business. There is something in this auction for any watch collector and there are some sensational lots to view in the online catalogue”.

One particular lot with exceptional rarity is a 1969 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, the ‘Paul Newman Daytona’ estimated at £30,000 - £40,000. Described as ‘the vintage sports watch to own! This is one of the original early models, with a highly sought after black and cream exotic dial.

Those looking for a more elaborate purchase could consider the large selection of diamond dialed and encrusted watches by Frank Muller and Jacob and Co.

Another spectacular item is the gentleman’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date watch with diamond dial and bezel estimated at £40,000 to £50,000.

Viewing of the catalogue is highly recommended and can be seen online at

Rarer losts also have complete 360 degree images to help prospective buyers inspect the items. The catalogue is also available on the Fellows Apple iPad app available from the App store.

Fellows are one of the UK’s oldest auctioneers, and are based in the heart of the famed Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, UK. It was established in 1876 and remains a family business to this day.

Fellows’ iPad app can be downloaded free from the Apple store or by visiting


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