Are you considering to “sell my watch”? They say luxury lives in the finer details, and that’s certainly true when it comes to luxury watches. A luxury watch is not simply a timepiece, it’s a statement of prestige. Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive have many years’ experience in the fine watch industry and can assist you in selling your modern, vintage or antique watches or enable you to release capital by providing a loan against it.
Sell /Pawn your A. Lange & Söhne watch to us
A. Lange & Söhne are considered one of the finest names in watchmaking. Founded in Saxony by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in 1845, the meticulously crafted timepieces soon became renowned for their ornate and innovative designs.
Attention was switched to producing functional pieces for the military during the Second World War. The company’s main production building was bombed on the last night of the war and A. Lange & Söhne closed its doors until it was revived in 1989 by Walter Lange, the founder’s great-grandson.
The modern version of the iconic Lange 1 was launched in 1994 and if you’re looking to sell your A. Lange & Söhne watch or consider loans against A. Lange & Söhne watches, an original of that model will fetch up to $400,000 at auction.
Sell/Pawn your Antoine Preziuso watch to us
Antoine Preziuso has been producing watches strongly influenced by his Swiss homeland since 1991. Learning his trade at Patek Philippe, Preziuso branched out on his own and began restoring old timepieces before designing his own.
One of Preziuso’s first models was the renowned Siena which he still produces to this day. Ever the trailblazer, Prezioso was the first watchmaker to include meteorite rock in a watch. Prezioso works with his son and produces new models each year before touring them around the world. Limited edition models attract much interest should you consider the option to sell your Antoine Preziuso watch or look for loans against Antoine Preziuso watches.
Sell/Pawn your Audemars Piguet watch to us
Audemars Piguet began producing watches in 1875 in Vallée de Joux, the true birthplace of Swiss horology. Piguet is considered one of the most famous of all Swiss timepiece makers and the firm has produced its founder’s signature Grande Complication watches without interruption.
An Audemars Piguet worn by Frank Sinatra sold for nearly $12,000 at auction in December 2018, blowing its estimate of £1,200 by ten-fold. The Royal Oak A-Series of steel watches remain particularly prized by collectors should you be looking to sell your Audemars Piguet watch or are considering loans against Audemars Piguet watches.
Sell/Pawn your Bamford watch to us
Bamford watches have a truly fascinating history. Educated in New York, the company’s founder, George Bamford, opted against joining the family business – construction machinery giant JCB – to forge his own way. Having fallen in love with Swiss watchmaking, Bamford formed his own company to manufacture timepieces.
Originally customising items made by premium brands such as Rolex, Bamford began as something of an outsider in the watchmaking industry. All that changed in 2016 with a unique deal with Tag Heuer. Bamford now specialises in personalising their Swiss watches, boasting he can deliver customers a billion different options. These sell for thousands of dollars so it is well worth considering how to sell your Bamford watch or raise loans against Bamford watches.
Sell/Pawn your Blancpain watch to us
Blancpain watches are some of the oldest in the world. The company was formed in 1735 by Jehan-Jaques Blancpain in Switzerland where it is still located to this day. Blancpain boast many firsts in the watchmaking industry, such as producing watches with the smallest and thinnest movements in the 1980s. These models are popular among those looking to sell Blancpain watches.
In 1953, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms was the first true diver model to be produced. The company produce very few watches each year which ensures they remain truly sought after. In 2016, a diamond cocktail watch produced by Blancpain came up for auction and sold for a cool $225,000, so selling your Blancpain watch or loaning against it can raise significant sums.
Sell/Pawn your Breguet watch to us
Founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet in Paris in 1775, the firm moved to Switzerland a year later. Breguet remain one of the oldest watchmaking brands in the world and have pioneered many new technologies.
Breguet is considered by many to be the grandfather of the modern horology movement and the firm produced the world’s very first wristwatch and the first tourbillon. These models are keenly sought after so it can be worth looking into how to sell your Brequet watch or consider a loan against Brequet watches.
Breguet watches have been commissioned for royalty and heads of state and their pieces remain renowned for intricacy and accuracy. Winston Churchill famously owned a Breguet watch which he wore daily. The company replicated it upon the release of the movie Darkest Hour, which premiered in 2018.
Sell/Pawn your Breitling watch to us
Breitling have been a leader in watchmaking since the company began in 1884. The Swiss luxury timepiece manufacturer specialises in chronographs which are noted for their large face, polished cases and beautiful bracelets.
The iconic Breitling Navitimer debuted in 1952 and began the company’s domination of the luxury chronograph market. In 1962, American astronaut Scott Carpenter wore a Navitimer during his three-times orbit of the Earth. Vintage models start at $2,000 when they come up for sale should you be considering the value that could be raised from an option to sell your Breitling watch or be considering loans against Breitling watches.
Sell/Pawn your Bulgari watch to us
Bulgari watches combine Swiss watchmaking precision with Italian design flair. The company was founded in Rome by Greek silversmith Sotirio Boulgaris in the 1880s. The watchmaker has earned a long-held reputation for combining Greek and Roman art into his pieces, so they are keenly sought after should you be considering whether to sell your Bulgari watch or raise a loan against Bulgari watches.
By the 1960s, Bulgari could boast a long list of global nobility among its clientele, including Evita Peron and Nelson Rockefeller. In 2018, a Bulgari secret snake-bracelet watch in 18k yellow gold and black enamel with diamonds and rubies went up for auction with a guide price of up to $190,000.
Sell/Pawn your Gerald Genta watch to us
Legendary watch designer Gérald Genta created some of the most iconic watches in history and remains one of the most influential figures in modern horology. Genta designed legendary timepieces for some of the biggest names in watchmaking, including Omega, IWC, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, as well as watches under his own brand.
If you’re looking to sell your Genta watch or raise loans against Genta watches, it’s worth noting that Christie’s auction house describe the brand as the “Fabergé of watches”. Vintage sport models are keenly sought by collectors, as are those from the Fantasy range which was a collaboration with Disney.
Sell/Pawn you Cartier watch to us
Founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the maison has become famed for its beautiful jewellery and watches. The firm remained under family control until the 1960s, by which time it had become long established as a supplier to royalty.
Cartier’s time on the Western Front inspired the creation of the legendary Tank watch and rare pieces fetch thousands of dollars at auction. Cartier pieces transcend modern fashion and their watches consistently maintain their value. This alone makes it worth considering ways to sell your Cartier watch or raise loans against Cartier watches. Watches made by the legendary manufacturer are still worn by the world’s elite and have recently adorned the wrists of Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton.
Sell/Pawn your Chopard watch to us
Chopard is one of the most famous Swiss watchmakers. Founded in 1860, the company has a long association with the glamorous world of motor racing and is renowned for its sports watches. Chopard has built its reputation on combining the rigorous attention to detail of automotive engineering with the precision of mechanical watchmaking.
When Sotheby’s held its first auction in the Middle East in 2018, the top seller of the night was a Chopard timepiece set in white gold, diamond and sapphire which sold for more than $200,000. The company continues to release ranges inspired by motorsport which remain popular with collectors and are a good option if you are looking to sell your Chopard watch or raise loans against Chopard watches.
Sell/Pawn your Concord watch to us
Concord remains a particularly interesting Swiss watchmaker. The brand generates great enthusiasm among collectors should you be looking to sell your Concord watch or raise loans against Concord watches. Formed in 1908, Concord watches were gifted by American president Harry Truman to both Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin.
One of the most notable pieces produced by Concord is the 1979 Delirium, which was one of the world’s thinnest quartz watches. Concord timepieces designed for women remain particularly popular today.
Sell/Pawn your Corum watch to us
Corum was formed in the 1950s by Gaston Ries and his nephew, René Bannwart. The company was founded with a determination to position itself at the vanguard of Swiss watchmaking by producing innovative designs and precise mechanisms.
Jean-René Bannwart joined the company in the 1960s and is responsible for some of its most memorable designs including the Admiral’s Cup model. If you’re considering whether to sell your Corum watch or raise loans against your Corum watch, it’s worth noting that actor and comedian Robin Williams’ Nightflyer model was valued at $1,500 when his collection was sold in 2018.
Sell/Pawn your FP Journe watch to us
Swiss manufacturer FP Journe was founded in 1999 and remains the only three-time winner of the Aiguille d’Or grand prize, the annual prestigious accolade awarded to the year’s best watchmaking creation.
The brand produces all of its pieces with 18k rose gold, unique in the world of horology. If you’re considering whether to sell your FP Journe watch or raise loans against FP Journe watches, you’ll be interested to know that the fourth most expensive watch sold on eBay in 2018 was a platinum FP Journe Tourbillon Souverain which fetched $120,000.
Sell/Pawn your Franck Muller watch to us
Having graduated from the Watchmaking School of Geneva in the 1980s, Franck Muller began producing complicated timepieces for Patek Philippe before forming the House of Franck Muller which opened in 1991.
Muller’s private clients followed him to his new venture. The Swiss watchmaker has become renowned for his “World Premier” releases which feature new and exclusive timepieces. This makes them an interesting proposition for anyone looking to sell a Franck Muller watch or raise loans against Franck Muller watches.
Sell/Pawn your Girard-Perregaux watch to us
The origins of Girard-Perregaux date back to 1791 when goldsmith Jean-François Bautte began producing timepieces in Geneva. The original company was acquired in 1906 by Girard-Perregaux and subsequently renamed.
Girard-Perregaux is often abbreviated to GP. GP began the first commercial production of a wristwatch when it supplied 2000 watches for the German military on the orders of Kaiser Wilhelm I. Should you be considering whether to sell your Girard-Perregaux watch or consider loans against Girard-Perregaux watches, notable pieces include the Hawk, Seahawk, the Gyromatic and the 1966 editions of the Full Calendar and the Minute Repeater.
Sell/Pawn your Harry Winston watch to us
The house of jeweller Harry Winston continues to produce perfect watches, with dazzling diamonds being a notable feature. Winston began working in his father’s jewellery shop when he was just 12-years-old and took on the family business to open his first store in New York in 1936.
If you’re considering whether to sell your Harry Winston watch or raise loans against Harry Winston watches, remember the brand’s timepieces remain timeless in their appeal. Beautiful tourbillons and intricate complications have become the company’s most treasured models. Each year the world’s finest watch designers are invited to submit their bid to have one of their creations included in the range.
Sell/Pawn your Hublot watch to us
Hublot was founded in Switzerland in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco. The company was named after the French word for ‘porthole’. The original Hublot model was notable for being the first wristwatch to have a natural rubber strap.
In the early 2000s, Crocco approached Jean-Claude Biver who had enjoyed fame with Blancpain and Omega, and the company launched a significant new range of luxury watches. This was christened the ‘big bang’. These designs are popular so should you be considering whether to sell your Hublot watch or seek loans against Hublot watches, note that a limited edition ‘big bang’ piece will typically be worth $15,000 to $80,000 should they come up for sale.
Sell/Pawn your IWC watch to us
IWC Schaffhausen has been a world leader in luxury watches since 1868. The company’s founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones, was an American working for the E. Howard Watch and Clock Co. based in Boston but headed to Switzerland to set up his own company.
The company combines American pioneering spirit with Swiss watchmaking class. The firm has long enjoyed an innovative reputation and holds a unique place in the history of haute horology. If you are considering whether to sell your IWC watch or raise loans against IWC watches, it’s worth noting that a unique Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition was sold by auctioneer Sothebys for nearly $30,000 in 2018.
Sell/Pawn your Jaeger-LeCoultre watch to us
Jaeger-LeCoultre is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1833. In 1884, Antoine LeCoultre created the first instrument to measure the micron and a few years later he invented the first keyless pocket watch. In the early 1900s, the company began collaborating with French watchmaker Edmond Jaeger and a union of breathtaking beauty and intricacy in the field of haute horology was born.
If you’re considering options on how to sell your Jaeger-LeCoultre watch or consider loans against Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, note that the firm are renowned for their long-running ranges including the Memovox and the Duomètre as well as their speciality watches. A limited edition Jaeger LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 2 produced in the last 15 years was up for sale in 2018 with a reserve of $100,000 to $150,000.
Sell/Pawn your Jaquet Droz watch to us
A Swiss watchmaker since 1738, the story of Jaquet Droz is one of the most intriguing in the history of horology. The company’s founder, Pierre Jaquet Droz, was a master of automata and produced moving songbirds, waterfalls and watches. His genius became famous the world over, but with his death and that of his son shortly after, the brand went to sleep.
The name Jaquet Droz slowly woke from its slumber during the mid-20th century before the Swatch Group bought the brand in 2000. If you are looking to sell your Jaquet Droz watch or raise loans against Jaquet Droz watches, the firm is renowned for making timepieces with beautiful dials and superb finishing.
Sell/Pawn your Jean-Mairet & Gillman watch to us
Jean-Mairet & Gillman is a modern luxury watchmaker. The company was founded in 2000 by César Jean-Mairet who traces his watchmaking family tradition back to the 1760s. The brand carefully combines the classic with the modern.
If you are considering whether to sell your Jean-Mairet & Gillman watch or raise loans against Jean-Mairet & Gillman watches, notable models include its Tourbillon Caesar Auguste. A 10-year-old version will typically sell for $25,000 on the open market.
Sell/Pawn your Longines watch to us
Longines is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Founded in 1832, the company’s winged hourglass logo is the world’s oldest and still active registered trademark.
If considering whether to sell your Longines watch or raise loans against Longines watches, note that the firm is renowned in the field of sports timing and is well-known as a maker of pilot watches.
Sell/Pawn your Louis Vuitton watch to us
Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s premier fashion houses and is famed for its leather goods, jewellery and sunglasses. The company made its first foray into the world of watchmaking in 2002.
The first model launched was the Tambour with models at entry-level prices right up to $100,000, which is worth noting if you’re considering whether to sell your Louis Vuitton watch or raise loans against Louis Vuitton watches.
Sell/Pawn your Ludovic Ballouard watch to us
Ludovic Ballouard departed F.P. Journe in 2009 to set up his own company and has since produced some truly unique and beautiful luxury watches. The most notable of these remains the Upside Down, which is inventive and quite stunning to wear on the wrist.
If you’re looking to sell your Ludovic Ballouard watch or raise loans against Ludovic Ballouard watches, note that the firm now lead the independent luxury watch movement and only produce around a dozen watches annually, each retailing for $80,000-100,000.
Sell/Pawn your MB & F watch to us
Maximilian Busser and Friends (MB & F) was founded by the man who gives his name to the brand in Geneva in 2005. The company produce a range of futuristic and unique luxury watches. The Horological Machines was the firm’s first line, and is inspired by science fiction and Busser’s childhood.
Since then, MB & F have added further ranges based on the same premise. If you’re considering whether to sell your MB & F watch or raise loans against MB & F watches, note that the brand has become a true favourite amongst collectors with watches steadfastly holding their value.
Sell/Pawn your Nivrel watch to us
Nivrel is a small, family-run company based in Germany. The brand combine German engineering precision with movements made in Switzerland. Nivrel was founded in 1936 but can trace its roots back to 1850.
If you’re considering whether to sell your Nivrel watch or raise loans against Nivrel watches, note that the brand boasts an impressive range of chronographs as well as aviation and diving watches.
Sell/Pawn your Panerai watch to us
Panerai have been making watches since 1860. Headquartered in Italy, Panerai manufacture watches with Swiss-made movements. Panerai produced the world’s first glowing dive watches for the Royal Italian Navy in the 1930s and if you are considering whether to sell your Panerei watch or raise loans against Panerai watches, note that the brand has something of a cult following.
A Panerai watch made a screen cameo on the wrist of American actor Sylvester Stallone in the 1996 film Daylight after the actor had spotted it for sale in a Rome shop window and decided it would fit perfectly with the persona he was playing.
Sell/Pawn your Parmigiani watch to us
Michel Parmigiani founded the watch company which bears his name in 2006. Building on his background of restoring old watches and clocks, Parmigiani makes handmade watches with a commitment to upholding Swiss skill in horology.
The first watch to be produced by the company was the Toric. Prince Charles wore an 18ct edition of the iconic model when he walked Meghan Markle down the aisle during her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry. Note that if you’re considering whether to sell your Parmigiani watch or raise loans against Parmigiani watches, that pieces presented in good condition typically sell for more than $20,000.
Sell/Pawn your Patek Philippe watch to us
Patek Philippe have long upheld the glorious renown of Swiss luxury watchmaking. The company traces its roots back to the 1830s. Patek Phillipe is arguably the world’s most prestigious watchmaker and lists Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy and Pablo Picasso among the illustrious figures to have worn its pieces.
A Patek Philippe Chronograph set in diamonds and 18k white gold was one of the most expensive sold by auction house Christie’s in 2018, realising $614,766. Note that if you’re considering whether to sell your Patek Philippe watch or raise loans against Patek Philippe watches, models made by the Swiss iconic maker are regularly the main event at luxury watch auctions.
Sell/Pawn your Piaget watch to us
Founded in Switzerland in 1874 by Georges Piaget, this luxury watchmaker has become famed for its ultra-thin movements and the exquisite jewellery which adorns its timepieces. The firm also specialise in Tourbillon pieces and self-winding movements.
Created in 1979, the Piaget Polo model quickly became a true icon in the luxury watch world. If you’re considering whether to sell your Piaget watch or raise loans against Piaget watches, then note that many different Polo models have been created which regularly have the world of haute horology talking in excited tones.
Sell/Pawn your Richard Mille watch to us
Richard Mille founded his luxury watch brand in 1999 and his pieces are often inspired by his interest in automobile and aeronautics engineering. If you’re considering whether to sell your Richard Mille watch or raise loans against Richard Mille watches, you will be interested to learn that the brand produces very technical pieces which sell for tens of thousands of dollars.
Mille has positioned his company at the very forefront of modern independent Swiss watchmaking. The firm’s pioneering first piece, the Richard Mille RM001, carries no gold, diamonds or precious stones but sold for €159,000 on the basis of the watch’s exceptional engineering.
Sell/Pawn your Roger Dubuis watch to us
Roger Dubuis has been at the forefront of contemporary watchmaking since 1995. The company’s motto, “Dare to be Rare”, sums up the brand perfectly. Roger Dubuis produce highly complicated watches with striking and innovative designs.
The company produces two truly iconic ranges – the Excalibur collection and the Velvet collection. Roger Dubuis regularly draws from motorsport influences to produce its exquisite and unique special editions. If you’re thinking about whether to sell your Roger Dubuis watch or raise loans against Roger Dubuis watches, then note that a limited edition Excalibur Lamborghini Huracán Performante typically retails for $50,000.
Sell/Pawn your Rolex watch to us
Hans Wilsdorf founded the company that would become Rolex in 1905. The brand quickly established itself at the vanguard of horology and was the first watchmaker to be awarded the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision in 1910. Further advances became the basis on which Rolex grew into the brand it is today.
If you’re considering whether to sell your Rolex watch or raise loans against your Rolex watch, you will know that the brand regularly hits the headlines for the extraordinary prices realised at auction. For example, a 1952 18k Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Triple Calendar piece went for over $1.5m.
Sell/Pawn your Romain Jerome watch to us
Romain Jerome is a young luxury watchmaking brand which stirs debate and is certainly never dull. Founded in 2004, Romain Jerome watches feature bold, striking designs which occasionally tip into controversy.
If you’re considering selling your Romain Jerome watch or whether to raise loans against Romain Jerome watches, you will know that the brand’s designs draw inspiration from nature, historical artefacts and modern pop culture. The Swiss brand is adored by fans for its innovative pieces.
Sell/Pawn your Tiffany watch to us
Luxury goods manufacturer Tiffany began selling watches in 1847. The firm produced America’s first stopwatch in 1868 and the fine jewellery which adorns its pieces have made Tiffany the preeminent manufacturer of fine ladies’ watches.
Tiffany boasts a diverse collection of high-end wristwatches which maintain their value throughout time. If you’re considering whether to sell your Tiffany watch or raise loans against your Tiffany watch, note that art deco pieces produced by the firm are consistently sought after.
Sell/Pawn your Ulysee Nardin watch to us
Ulysee Nardin founded his watchmaking business in Switzerland in 1846. The company has a strong association with the marine world, and Ulysee Nardin chronometers remain the watch of choice for many mariners.
The Swiss firm has developed a reputation for innovation in recent years. If you’re considering whether to sell your Ulysse Nardin watch or raise loans against Ulysee Nardin watches, note that a model dating from the 1960s was expected to realise over $45,000 at auction in late 2018.
Sell/Pawn your Universal watch to us
Universal Watches was founded in Geneva in 1894. Notable wearers have ranged from presidents to movie stars to athletes. Eric Clapton wore a panda dial Tri-Compax during his years with the rock band Cream, leading the piece to be named after him.
The Swiss house has long produced watches of a truly high standard, often unparalleled in the world of haute horology. If considering whether to sell your Universal watch or raise loans against Universal watches, note that many notable watch auctions of the last quarter of a century have been filled with Universal pieces which consistently attract the attentions of collectors.
Sell/Pawn your Urwerk watch to us
Urwerk is a modern brand founded in 1997 by watchmaker brothers Felix & Thomas Baumgartner and designer Martin Frei. Urwerk continue to challenge the preconceptions which exist around what a modern luxury watch can be.
For those looking for something truly unique, Urwerk watches never fail to delight. If you’re considering whether to sell your Urwerk watch or raise loans against Urwerk watches, then consider that Robert Downey Jr wore a timepiece produced by the brand in the movie Spider Man 2 which sold for a cool $150,000 at a charity auction in 2018.
Sell/Pawn your Vacheron Constantin watch to us
Vacheron Constantin is one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world and can boast illustrious wearers through history like no other brand. King George V, Napoléon Bonaparte, Marlon Brando, Diana Princess of Wales and Harry S. Truman are just some of the elite names who have chosen to wear Vacheron Constantin.
If you’re considering whether to sell your Vacheron Constantin watch or raise loans against Vacheron Constantin watches, you’ll know they can attract huge sums at auction.
Sell/Pawn your Van Cleef & Arpels watch to us
Van Cleef & Arpels is a French brand which specialises in luxury jewellery, watches and perfume. The company’s timepieces are renowned for their outstanding beauty and often feature elements from nature and mythology such as flowers, animals and fairies.
Anyone who is considering whether to sell a Van Cleef & Arpels watch or raise loans against Van Cleef & Arpels watches will know that the brand has been worn by the likes of the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Eva Perón.
Sell/Pawn your Vianney Halter watch to us
If you are considering whether to sell your Vianney Halter watch or raise loans against Vianney Halter watches, you will know the company is famed for unorthodox designs which draw inspiration from space travel, sci-fi, and great works of literature.
Often fun, quirky and eye-catching, Vianney Halter watches attract a unique collection of followers who greet their latest designs and returning ones unearthed at auctions with true relish.
Sell/Pawn your Omega watch to us
Omega watches are synonymous with style, innovation and quality. The brand is a favourite of celebrities, sportsmen, businessmen and politicians. They were the first watch on the Moon, supplied to RAF Spitfire pilots during the Battle of Britain, have been the official timekeeper of the Olympics since 1932 and were the preferred timepiece of John F Kennedy. If you are looking top sell your Omega watch to us, or loan against it then do get in touch!