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Auction calendar: Fall 2021
Bringing down the hammer, all fall long
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Ah, fall. Pumpkin spice, crispy leaves, fall photoshoots, and auction season. With more auction houses holding in-person and online sales, it’s harder than ever to keep track of what’s happening when.
This list should help.
I’ve compiled a list of fall sales from some of the larger auction houses across the world, which should take us up to any flagship sales in December. As you’ll see, the season starts in Hong Kong (with some exciting competition in Monaco) before heading to Geneva in November. Where available, I’ve linked to the auction catalog; as more catalogs become available and auctions are announced, I’ll update this page, so go ahead and bookmark this as your one-stop shop for auctions this fall.
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Fall Watch Auction Calendar
Sept. 22: Antiquorum Important Timepieces (Online)
Sept. 23: Phillips Intersect (Online)
Sept. 27: Sotheby’s Fine Watches (Online)
Sept. 28: Christie’s No Time Like the Present (Online)
Oct. 13: Bonhams Watches and Clocks (New York)
Oct. 13: Sotheby’s Important Watches (Hong Kong)
Oct. 16: Antiquorum Important Timepieces (Hong Kong)
Oct. 16: Monaco Legends ‘88 Cartier’
Oct 18: Fellows Luxury Watch Sale
Oct. 20: Wright Auction Watches & Timepieces (New Jersey)
Oct. 27: Christie’s Watches Online
Oct 29: Boule Auctions Watches (Monaco)
Nov. 2: Bukowski's Important Timepieces (Stockholm)
Nov. 4: Bonhams Time is Precious (Paris)
Nov. 5, 7: Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XIV
Nov 6: Christie’s Only Watch (Geneva)
Nov. 6-7: Antiquorum Important Timepieces (Geneva)
Nov. 8: Christie’s Rare Watches (Geneva)
Nov. 10: Sotheby’s Important Watches (Geneva)
Nov. 13: Watches of Knightsbridge (London)
Nov. 16: Bonhams Watches and Wristwatches (London)
Nov. 13: Dr. Crott Watches Auction (Mannheim)
Nov. 13: Kaplan's Fine Watches (Stockholm)
Nov. 16: Christie’s Watches Online
Nov 17: Heritage Auction Timepieces Signature Auction (Dallas)
Dec. 5: Antiquorum Christmas Sale (Hong Kong)
Dec. 8: Bonhams Fine Watches and Wristwatches (London)
Dec 8-14: Artcurial Watches Online
Note: for online sales, the date above is the date bidding closes.
By no means is this list exhaustive. For example, Sotheby’s also has a series of weekly auctions that often feature watches. And it’s probably best you keep your favorite small auction house on LiveAuctioneers to yourself. Happy bidding and watching. Of course, we’ll have coverage of it all throughout the season here, so subscribe to make sure it hits your inbox.
Some of the biggest lots of the season have already been teased, with Christie’s announcing the sale of Rolex Deep Sea Special No. 1 at its November 8 sale, and Phillips offering a similar “display model” at its Geneva Watch Auction XIV, along with a set of four Philippe Dufour timepieces.
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