Diamond Wrist Watches
With another two diamond encrusted watches sold at O’Reilly’s, we are starting to notice something of a trend returning. Both models sold were ladies’ timepieces; one, an 18ct yellow gold Rolex with a diamond set bezel, the other a slightly less subdued model by Jahan, with diamonds adorning the numerals, bezel and strap of the 18ct white gold timepiece.
Rather than a dainty piece designed for cocktail hour, these weighty watches are designed to be worn everyday; their contemporary styling means they’ll look as at home peeking out from a shirt cuff as with a little black dress. As an investment piece, these are styles that rarely date – and especially if care is taken of their packaging and paperwork, they will hold their auction value well.
The Rolex, which came boxed, with papers and spare links, sold for €12,400. The hammer came down on the Jahan at €7,500. As anyone with a keen eye on these watches knows, that’s less than half what they retail for on the high street.
O’Reilly’s has a selection of fine watches in every auction – and as we are seeing, they are selling well. So do look out for our March 23rd catalogue, so far we have an 18ct diamond set lady’s Rolex, and if you do have a watch gathering dust in a safe somewhere, pardon the pun, but now might be just the time to bring it in to us for a sale valuation!