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Results from the September Watches of Knightsbridge Auction

Results from the September Watches of Knightsbridge Auction

Over the weekend the Watches of Knightsbridge September auction was held and whilst there were many lots that sold, none of my selections were one of them. Over the past year or so I've started learning more and more about the fascinating world of auctions and what seems like a done deal rarely is. Remember last year when Eisenhower's Rolex Datejust failed to sell at auction? If you had told me that when I first started getting interested in watches I would have told you no way. It's only after gaining more and more knowledge and appreciation for what is considered desirable then you begin to understand the world of horology at auctions and even then you've still got so much more to learn. I was unable to watch the auction so I don't know how close any of my selections made it to being sold but frankly I'm shocked that none of them were sold. I can perhaps see why certain lots didn't sell, the Omega Central Tourbillon had a very very high estimate which could have put people off and the Jaeger LeCoultre was perhaps more of a novelty lot but that IWC not selling is a complete mystery to me. Same with the Orlando Bloom Rolex Explorer II. I suppose this just another lesson in never taking anything for granted.

If you would like to see more of my showcases from Watches of Knightsbridge you can find them here, here and here. Once again thank you to Watches of Knightsbridge for permission to use the photographs and for more information about upcoming auctions or more results from the September Auction please visit www.watchesofknightsbridge.com

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