A strong selection of Rolex watches will be amongst the highlights of an upcoming auction at Lockdales.
The Fine Sale, which takes place across two days on February 17-18, will offer more than 1,400 lots including timepieces, jewellery, antique silver, glassware, fine art and collectibles.
The most valuable lots on offer are a pair of Rolex watches – an 18ct yellow gold Ladies Datejust Pearlmaster, ref 80318, set with 12 diamonds and estimated at £9,000-£10,000, and a Gents GMT Master steel and gold yellow Rolesor on an Oyster bracelet, valued at £5,000-£5,500.
Further notable Rolex examples will include a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date watch estimated at £2,750-£3,250; a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Steel and Gold with Black Diamond-Set Dial, valued at £1,800-£2,000; and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel and Gold non Date with white Dial, estimated at £1,700-£1,800.
Elsewhere there are fine examples from manufacturers such as Omega, Longines, Cartier, Tissot, Tag Heur and Jaeger le Coultre. A particularly interesting and historic watch to look out for is a WWII-era Nazi Germany Pilot/Observers wristwatch, manufactured by Walter Storz in Pforzheim, valued at £2,500-£3,000.
The auction’s large jewellery offering is led by a selection of diamonds. Amongst the most valuable lots are a Platinum Full Hoop Eternity Ring set with Marquise Diamonds, estimated at £3,500-£3,700; an 18ct White Gold Tennis Bracelet with approximately 5.00 carat weight of Diamonds, valued at £3,400-£3,600; an 18ct White Gold Ring set with a 1.01 carat oval diamond, estimated at £2,400-£2,600; and a pair of 18ct White Gold Diamond 4 stone drop earrings estimated at £2,000-£2,200.
Further notable lots will include original framed illustrations by the celebrated British cartoonist Giles; a set of French manuscripts dating back to the 16th century; a silver Liberty and Company mantle clock, circa 1903; and a 20th century silver-plated inkwell in the shape of a bi-plane.