Clevedon Salerooms - one of Bristol's leading auctioneer and valuer
Clevedon Salerooms - Auctioneers and Valers Bristol and North Somerset

Fortnightly Sale of Antiques and Quality Furnishings, Collectables and Jewellery

Thursday 10 April 2014  

10.00 am

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Wednesday 09 April 2014  

10am to 7:30pm

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Clevedon Salerooms - Auctioneers covering the West Country

Clevedon Salerooms - Auctioneers covering the West Country

Clevedon Salerooms - Auctioneers covering the West Country



Vendor over the moon as Rare Rolex sells for £69,000

 

Clevedon Salerooms March Specialist Sale included this rare Rolex ref: 8171 complicated Self-Winding ‘Padellone’ wristwatch that had spent the last decade tucked away in a drawer.  Padellone is Italian for large frying pan and the nickname derives from the unusually large 38mm case for the period.   In the same family from new, the watch was the property of a British diplomat domiciled in Monaco.  Made between 1949-52 this 1950/51 example is no. 036  and has an 18ct gold case, triple date and moon phase, the dial inscribed ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’.  In good original condition the watch carried a pre-sale estimate of £22,000 - £28,000.  Bidders from the Far East & Europe all keen to secure a piece of Rolex history booked telephone bids in the weeks prior to the auction.  On the day a Swiss private collector outbid the competition and parted with £69,000 for the privilege.  If you have old watches or jewellery tucked away in a drawer why not bring it to Clevedon for a free no obligation valuation.  

 


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Lot: 579 - Rare Rolex attracts bidders from
around the globe

Our forthcoming Quarterly Specialist Sale on Thursday 13th March includes this rare Rolex ref: 8171 complicated Self-Winding ‘Padellone’ wristwatch.  Padellone is Italian for large frying pan and the nickname derives from the unusually large 38mm case for the period.   

In the same family from new, the watch was the property of a British diplomat domiciled in Monaco.  Made between 1949-52 this 1950/51 example is no. 036  and has an 18ct gold case, triple date and moon phase, the dial inscribed ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’.  In good original condition the watch carries a pre-sale estimate of £22,000 - £28,000, 

Bidders from the Far East & Europe all keen to secure a piece of Rolex history have already booked their telephone lines for the sale. The sale includes over 600 lots of fine furniture, clocks, pictures, ceramics & glass, collectors’ items, Oriental section, jewellery, silver and watches. 


Clevedon Salerooms is now the only Auctioneer and Valuer in the Bristol area conducting Quarterly Specialist Sales of Antiques, Fine Art & Collector's Items.

These quarterly sales of quality items are extremely popular with both buyers and sellers because they contain a wide range of privately consigned lots covering Furniture, Paintings, English, Oriental and Continental Ceramics, Silver, Jewellery and Collectors Items at a purpose built venue with the benefit of free car parking and close proximity to the M4 and M5 motorways.


We also hold fortnightly Sales of Antiques and Quality Furnishings, Collectables and Jewellery which have featured in the BBC series 'Flog-It' on a regular basis.

We also provide Professional certified Valuations for Insurance, Inheritance Tax and Probate purposes. We are proud to be the first choice of valuers for many Bristol and West Country Solicitors charged with administering estates. We hold regular Free Valuation Days at our salerooms



METHODS OF PAYMENT – Payment can be made in cash as well as face-to-face credit or debit card payment. Please note that we do not accept remote card payments. Payments by credit card are subject to a charge of 2%. In addition we accept payment by bank transfer and by cheque (all cheques must be cleared before removal of goods and this may take up to 8 working days).

Clevedon Salerooms - one of Bristol's leading auctioneer and valuer