Watch lot ticked box for collectors

Rolex which sold at Dugglebys for more than �5,000
Rolex which sold at Dugglebys for more than �5,000
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A Rolex wristwatch added a touch of glamour to Duggleby’s latest sale, bringing in just over £5000 at auction

The 18ct gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Superlative Chronometer wristwatch made £5050 at David Duggleby Auctioneers and Valuers sale on January 19.

A rare find for the auctioneers on Vine Street, the watch came complete with the original box, service documents and guarantee.

Helen Henshaw who works for Duggleby’s said: “We have to be very careful with lots such as this but with this one we had the original box, guarantee and paperwork so we knew it was a genuine Rolex.

“It was the highest seller at the last auction.”

The Rolex was taken to auction by a private local seller.

Due to a recent rise in gold prices, Duggleby’s have noticed an increase in buyers purchasing the precious metal as an investment.

A gold chain link bracelet stamped 750 with nine loose mounted coins including two sovereigns sold at auction on the same day for £2400.

Helen said: “Gold is selling really well at the moment and it’s not just collectors buying, we get a lot of people buying as an investment.”

Vintage and second hand furniture also sold well due to the rising popularity of ‘shabby chic’ interior design.

And one of the stranger lots on sale was a pair of full-size Egyptian gilded carved wood Sarcophagus storage cabinets which sold for £340.