Gardiner Houlgate

The Clocks Department

Having evolved over the past thirty years, Gardiner Houlgate is now firmly established as the premier auctioneers of horology with the sales forming an important part of the international clock calendar.

We stage two-day sales three times a year which include Fine Clocks on day one, followed by Affordable Clocks & Miscellaneous Horology on day two. In recent years some fine collections and timepieces have been sold.

Specialist sections include longcase clocks, wall dials and Vienna regulators, mantel and bracket clocks, carriage clocks, barometers, books, clock makers tools, music boxes. There is also a dedicated section for electric and industrial clocks – in fact everything of horological interest.

Please contact Jamie South if your interest is in buying or selling clocks or related items jamie.south@gardinerhoulgate.co.uk 

Forthcoming Sales

Thursday 24th February 2022Fine ClocksEntry Deadline – 28th January 2022
Friday 25th February 2022Miscellaneous Clocks & HorologyEntry Deadline – 28th January 2022
Thursday 26th May 2022Fine ClocksEntry Deadline – 29th April 2022
Friday 27th May 2022Miscellaneous Clocks & HorologyEntry Deadline – 29th April 2022
Thursday 27th October 2022Fine ClocksEntry Deadline – 30th September 2022
Friday 28th October 2022Miscellaneous Clocks & HorologyEntry Deadline – 30th September 2022

The Watch Department

The Watch Department benefits from a thriving international market, with annual hammer sales totalling in excess of a million pounds. Some quite exceptional prices have been achieved, most notably for several 1960s Rolex 5512/5513 ‘369’ Submariner wristwatches, the highest price currently a staggering £217,000, selling to a Hong Kong based client.

These specialist sales are held three times a year, with additional watches often included in other sales throughout the year. For the latest sale updates please subscribe to receive our free watch sale newsletters.

Wristwatches in each sale offer some fine vintage, Military and quality modern timepieces always including the well regarded and famous manufacturers such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron, Omega, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, Panerai, Zenith, Audemars Piguet, Tag Heuer, Longines and many others.

Pocket Watches are always well represented principally dating from the 17th century to the early 20th century, with many silver and gold examples including chronometers, repeaters, verge, cylinder, duplex and other complicated movements. This section often sells out with high demand.

Watchmaker’s Workshop – This section is principally unreserved and includes mixed lots of watches for repair, watch stands, watch parts, books, watch glasses, straps and most things that tick or sometimes not!

For further information please contact David Hare David.hare@gardinerhoulgate.co.uk or Joby Hobbs joby.hobbs@gardinerhoulgate.co.uk

Forthcoming Sales

Wednesday 23rd February 2022The Watch AuctionEntry Deadline – 28th January 2022
Wednesday 25th May 2022The Watch AuctionEntry Deadline – 29th April 2022
Wednesday 26th October 2022The Watch AuctionEntry Deadline – 30th September 2022