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The world of high jewelry and Haute Horlogerie is a leading sector that not only has historical and material interest but is also considered a refuge value regardless of the vagaries of other markets.
Among the wide range of brands on the market, Balclis has specialized in the auction of high-end wristwatches and pocket watches among which stand out prestigious firms such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Jaeger Le- Coultre, Longines, Omega, Tudor, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget … and a long etcetera. As in pocket watches, the complications of their functions are very sought after by collectors, such as the chronograph, annual calendar, perpetual calendar, GMT, … and many more. In addition to its functionality, these additional mechanical complexities provide an important value intrinsic to the piece and at the same time aesthetic.

A watch is not only an instrument of precision, but it can also be considered a jewel in which each of its components becomes vitally important. The crown, the needles, the graduated scales … etc, are not just simple details. They are harmoniously unified elements that make up the piece in a balanced way, so that, despite the many complications that your machinery may present, they make it a beautiful piece with a polished design.

The materials, therefore, play a prominent role, being very sought after platinum or white or yellow gold. The models adorned with diamonds, called jewel-watches, are also the object of desire among the most demanding collectors. Do not forget that in addition to its practical aspect, the watch also shows the social status of the bearer and the evolution of the fashions of the era to which it belongs.

All the models, from the oldest to the most sporting and extreme pieces, have a place in an increasingly globalized market, where borders and fashions have ceased to be an obstacle.


Xavier Andrés

Watches expert

With eight years of experience in the buying and selling market and in the watch industry, the results of a long generation of watchmakers with more than 25 years of experience in the sector. Since 2018 he has supervised the surveillance department of Balclis.

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