Covetable wrist furniture, or perfect for the pocket. The Bonhams sale has something for every watch connoisseur

The Bonhams Fine watches and wristwatches auction on 11 June is the best place to find collectable timepieces. As well as wristwatches to wear in town or country.
Lot 166 is a very fine and rare 18ct yellow gold limited series automatic centre seconds calendar wristwatch with Co-Axial escapement with fitted box, papers and letters signed by George Daniels Millennium, made in 1999.


18ct gilded brass movement with special co-axial escapement and mono-metallic free sprung balance, gold engine turned rotor, the engraved surround with foliage decoration and signed Co-Axial Escapement, fine engine turned silvered dial with eccentric gold chapter ring, with black roman numerals, 18ct gold Daniels hands, gold subsidiary date ring with two cartouches signed Daniels and London, 18ct gold polished circular case with stepped bezel and winding crown between 7 and 8, sapphire crystal glazed exhibition case back hallmarked for London and stamped with owner’s initials, fitted leather strap with 18ct gold George Daniels buckle, together with original George Daniels fitted box, letters of provenance and receipts, case, dial and movement signed 37mm. Estimate £100,000 – £120,000



Lot 33- The Empress Marie-Louise Pocket Watch.

Lot 33- The Empress Marie-Louise Pocket Watch.

For an altogether prettier option, lot 33 is The Empress Marie-Louise of France Pocket Watch, made for Napoleon’s second wife and presented by her at the opening of Cherbourg harbour in 1813 to Emilie de Pellepra. Estimate £25,000 – £30,000