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Consignments are now underway – Important Timpieces


We have spoken to Bukowskis' specialist Carl Palmegren about the market for exclusive watches and hear about previous highlights from Bukowskis biannual quality watch auction Important Timepieces.


How does the watch market look at this moment?
– The market for watches was solid during 2020. Twice a year, the watch auction Important Timepieces take place. 2020 was a record year for us as we exceeded the previous year's sales in the form of hammered prices at auction, which is great fun. We have never had so few unsold items at our watch auctions, and the average prices are higher than ever before. The autumn auction was also Important Timepiece's first "white glove sale", i.e. all items were sold during the auction, a strong market sign.
– The clear trend in the vintage market is that collectors are looking for good condition items rather than a specific reference. An example from our auctions is when we sold a first-generation Omega Speedmaster 2915 in exceptional condition for just over two million SEK. Condition is critical!
About condition – what does it mean when talking watches?
– From a more general perspective, it is mainly the condition and provenance that determines how sought after a specific watch is. Especially in the vintage market, we see how collectors often look for good condition items rather than a particular reference. By the watch's provenance, we mean that the watch has a fully documented history or comes from the original owner and has retained accessories such as certificates and service receipts. Spectacular provenance can significantly impact the price. For example, Christer Fuglesang's Omega Speedmaster, was sold for almost one million SEK during our latest watch auction this autumn. At the same time, a corresponding model without provenance is normally sold for around 20,000 SEK.
How do you proceed if you want to sell a watch?
– It's easy to sell at auction, and right now, it's high time for consignment to this spring's most prominent auction for vintage watches, Important Timepieces. In a sale with us, your watch gets visibility both in Sweden and internationally as we reach customers around the world through our digital platform. For buyers, it is essential to "buy the seller",, i.e. that you as a buyer can trust the seller, of which we attach great importance to detailed cataloguing and research before a sale.


Consignments are now underway for Important Timepieces – contact Carl Palmegren to sell at the Nordic's biggest auction for quality watches


Viewing 15 – 19 April, Berzelii Park, Stockholm.

Auction 20 April, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm.

Previous listings


24. OMEGA, Railmaster, wristwatch, 38 mm,
Hammer price 
165 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 SEK
45. OMEGA, Speedmaster, chronograph, wristwatch, 39 mm,
Hammer price 
1 850 000 SEK
Estimate 
900 000 SEK
23. OMEGA, chronograph.
Hammer price 
290 000 SEK
Estimate 
70 000 SEK
39. OMEGA, chronograph.
Hammer price 
165 000 SEK
Estimate 
70 000 SEK
1. ZENITH, El Primero, MKII, chronograph.
Hammer price 
140 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 SEK
4. LEMANIA, chronograph, "Viggen".
Hammer price 
90 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 SEK
65. VACHERON CONSTANTIN, "Oversized", "Cioccolatone".
Hammer price 
150 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 SEK
9. OMEGA, Constellation.
Hammer price 
50 000 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 SEK
27. ROLEX, Cosmograph, "Daytona", chronograph.
Hammer price 
500 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 SEK
45. ROLEX, Milgauss.
Hammer price 
280 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 SEK
75. PATEK PHILIPPE, Aquanaut.
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
180 000 SEK
80. ROLEX, Explorer.
Hammer price 
110 000 SEK
Estimate 
70 000 SEK
95. OMEGA, Speedmaster, chronograph.
Hammer price 
900 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 200 000 SEK
1. ROLEX, GMT-Master, "Fuchsia".
Hammer price 
180 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
9. ROLEX, Day-Date, "Wood Dial".
Hammer price 
110 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
57. PATEK PHILIPPE, Grand Complications, Perpetual Calendar.
Hammer price 
320 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
80. AUDEMARS PIGUET, chronograph, "Concours International Le Brassus".
Hammer price 
960 000 SEK
Estimate 
120 000 - 180 000 SEK
101. ROLEX, GMT-Master, "Gilt Dial".
Hammer price 
175 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 200 000 SEK
103. PATEK PHILIPPE, Calatrava.
Hammer price 
780 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
2081. ROLEX, Submariner, "Kermit", "Flat Four, Mark I".
Hammer price 
175 000 SEK
Estimate 
130 000 - 180 000 SEK
19. Cartier, Santos.
Hammer price 
85 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
33. Patek Philippe, Nautilus.
Hammer price 
480 000 SEK
Estimate 
450 000 - 650 000 SEK
59. Rolex, Cosmograph, Daytona, chronograph.
Hammer price 
540 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 700 000 SEK
66. Rolex, Explorer II, "Freccione".
Hammer price 
270 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 250 000 SEK
81. Heuer, Monaco, chronograph, "Steve McQueen".
Hammer price 
85 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 120 000 SEK


Consignment and valuation Welcome to contact us today.


Carl  Palmegren
Stockholm
Carl Palmegren
Head Specialist Watches
+46 (0)739 40 08 23
Johanna Graflund
Stockholm
Johanna Graflund
Appraiser, assisting specialist watches
+46(0)704 55 71 04