Philips Auctions has a wide range of high quality vintage watches at each auction. We have an entire day dedicated to our jewellery catalogue which always features a number of amazing pieces.
We sell many brands of antique second hand watches at our Melbourne auction house which include:
- Van Cleef & Arpels
- Baume and Mercier
- Tag Hueur
Selection of luxury watches from our recent sales
A GENTS VAN CLEEF & ARPELS GOLD WRISTWATCH
18ct yellow gold, made as a fine quality dress wristwatch marked to dial, case and bracelet Van Cleef & Arpels Paris, with quartz movement, crafted with slim round case, rounded bezel, white dial, Roman and baton markers, two hands, fitted to an 18ct yellow gold brick link bracelet with fold over clasp. Weight: 86.9grams
AN 18K WHITE GOLD VINTAGE LADIES OMEGA WRISTWATCH
An 18K white gold vintage ladies Omega automatic 'De Ville' wristwatch with a 1.7cm round face. The intricate woven 18K white gold bracelet measures 17cm in length.
A GENTS LONGINES CONQUEST WRISTWATCH
Stainless steel, marked to dial Longines Automatic Conquest, automatic movement, round case, silvered dial, gold baton markers with date at 12 o'clock, fitted to black leather strap with buckle. Boxed.
A VINTAGE WRISTWATCH
9ct rose gold manual movement vintage wristwatch, with small tonneau shaped case, cream dial, Arabic and dot markers, two hands, fitted to a plated bracelet.
A TWO TONE ROLEX WRISTWATCH
Stainless steel and 18ct yellow gold, mid sized, automatic movement, Rolex Perpetual Datejust, with vertically striped golden dial, baton numerals, date at 3 o'clock, three luminous hands, fluted bezel, fitted to Jubilee two tone Rolex bracelet with fold over clasp. As far as luxury watches go, this truly is a beauty!
A GOLD LADIES TISSOT WRISTWATCH
18ct yellow gold, marked to dial Tissot Stylist Swiss Made with manual movement, Circa: 1960's, with slim round case, silvered dial, baton markers, two hands, fitted to a lovely woven style bracelet with original fold over clasp. Total Weight: 29.6grams
A MOVADO ZENITH GENTS WRISTWATCH
Stainless steel, marked to dial Movado Zenith Automatic, with cushion shaped case and brushed finish detail, blue dial, baton markers, three hands and date at 5 o'clock, fitted to a black leather strap. Boxed with original guarantee.
A VINTAGE GOLD LADIES WRISTWATCH
9ct rose gold, marked dial Ritex De Luxe, with manual movement, small tonneau shaped case with engraved detail, cushion shaped white dial with gold Arabic numerals, two hands, fitted to rose gold plated centipede link bracelet fold over clasp.
A CARTIER WRISTWATCH
18ct yellow gold plated sterling silver, manual movement, with small rectangular shaped case, cream dial and black Roman numerals, two hands, fitted to non original black leather strap and buckle.
To view our latest catalogue and see all our upcoming luxury vintage watches at our next Melbourne Auction,
click on the Modern & Antique Jewellery button on the top right hand side of this page.
Benefits of buying a luxury second hand watch
There are many benefits of buying a luxury second hand watch rather than a brand new one.
You avoid depreciation of the value - Much like a car, as soon as you buy a brand new watch there is an instant depreciation. It is no longer "new" and if you need to resell it right away, you could be down 20% of the value automatically. Since a second hand watch isn't new, you are paying a cheaper price already.
Get more bang for your buck - As above, since you are buying a pre-owned watch, you will not have to pay top retail dollar. This means higher quality luxury watches that may have been out of reach suddenly come into your price range.
Get a unique timepiece - Most new watches will have high supplies and if they are the latest hot design, lots of people will be wearing them! The older they become, the scarcer they become. So a second hand watch will likely be a lot more unique. You also get the choice of buying across a range of vintages, and find one that suits your exact tastes.
The watch might go up in value - If you choose an elegant luxury watch, it's possible it may increase in value over time. If you know what to look for in terms of characteristics, you can actually make money by investing in watches.
View our catalogue of watches in the next upcoming Jewellery Auction.