As you probably know by now, Catawiki is Europe’s fastest growing online auction house with over 1000 items available for sale each week across 300+ auctions, and with 14 million visitors a month.

Each auction is supervised by an appointed auctioneer, and the watch department consists of 14 experts who screen every lot submitted for sale. Due diligence is carried out during the vetting process, as Catawiki ensure auctions only offer quality, validated watches, meaning you can have full confidence in your purchase.

Registration is free and bids start at €1. “Exclusive auctions” showcase watches valued at €1,000+ while “Prestigious auctions” mainly consist of watches starting at ten times that (€10,000+).

Selections are handpicked to suit themed auctions, with the goal of including rare and collectable watches, with regards to the high-end auctions. For this week, here’s a taster of what’s currently awaiting your attention in the Prestigious watch category.

A LANGE & SOHNE DATOGRAPH


From A. Lange & Söhne, originally purchased in Spain in 2012. Estimated by Catawiki experts to go for over £35,000 this manual winding timepiece is encased in 18K rose gold and teamed with a brown leather strap with an 18K gold buckle. The dial is silver in colour, highlighted with the rose gold Roman numerals, and on reverse, the back case is visible through sapphire crystal. Its functions consist of hours, minutes, small seconds (sub-dial at 8 o’clock), date (at 12 o’clock) as well as chronograph with flyback. Rated as 8 out of 10 and in excellent condition, the Datograph comes with its box and papers and includes a 12 month warranty for the movement.

 

BLANCPAIN VILLERET TOURBILLON POWER RESERVE NOUVO


New and never worn, this manual winding Blancpain in yellow gold from 1990-1999 comes with an 8 day power reserve (as indicated at 6 o’clock). Offering optimum precision, the tourbillon is visible through a window at 12 o’ clock, which is reflected as such in the back case. The Villeret Tourbillon measures 34mm in diameter and features a white dial with applied gold Roman numerals. The panoramic date display is neatly positioned at 9 o’clock. According to Catawiki experts, this analogue wristwatch is expected to receive bids of approximately £60,000. An instruction booklet, statement of lawful origin and authenticity and a one year guarantee will be included.

ROLEX GMT MASTER NIPPLE DIAL 1675


Another great addition to the auction is this Rolex with a 12 month warranty on the caliber. The 40mm black dial features functions: hours, minutes, central seconds hand, GMT and date display (seen at 3 o’clock). This Rolex GMT Master Gold has an 18K yellow gold case as well as a gold bracelet jubilee 71/1 and 54 end links – approximately fitting wrists up to 19.5 Lot. Purchased in 1969 the watch is in excellent condition, rated 8 out of 10 by Catawiki.

Also included in this sale are some rare and collectible watches from Heuer and Roger Dubuis plus many more. Tourbillons, Perpetual Calendars, Rattrapante Chronographs and other mechanical marvels will go under the virtual hammer. The clock is ticking with less than 6 days to go until the auction ends.

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