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Charles Frodsham & Co. – High-End Watchmaking
08 May 2020
In keeping with the traditional work of the great chronometer maker Charles Frodsham (1810-1871) of London,
a team of exceptionally skilled watchmakers has created a wristwatch with a double impulse escapement,
developed from the plans drawn up by George Daniels. Stefan Muser is the recipient of one of the first examples –
and goes to collect his watch from London in person.
Our new catalogue is online!
Date of the Auction: Monday, June 29, 2020
06 April 2020
Our catalogue for the 102nd
auction is now available! The catalogue is being printed at this moment
and we will soon begin shipping the copies.
You can of course immediately begin perusing what the upcoming auction has to offer – the catalogue
is ready for you online or to download as PDF on our web site.
Press release, 100th and 101st auction,
November 15th and 16th
02 December 2019
Dr. Crott Auctioneers celebrated their anniversary event with an exquisite collection of 100 truly spectacular lots,
which proprietor Stefan Muser had brought to Frankfurt from all over the world – large clocks, fine pocket watches
and – of course – a great number of classic vintage wristwatches. ...
Press Release of the 99th Auction on May 11, 2019
02 July 2019
The auctions in Frankfurt have been a meeting point for national and international collectors for
a while now and the room at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel was predictably full, when
Stefan Muser started off with the traditional Glashütte stretch. ...
Press Release of the 98th Auction on November 10, 2018
10 January 2019
The object that was called as lot no. 91 in the busy auction room at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport
Hotel was of superior museum quality: John Mottram’s magnificent clock with musical automaton had
been created specially for the Imperial Court of China. The clock is one of the most sumptuous pieces
ever produced by the London maker and has survived the centuries in perfect condition -
it was worth as much as 530,000 euros to the Chinese collector to take this treasure home ...
En route to the German computer
05 July 2018
In our 98th
auction: a historical calculating machine by Prof. Wolfgang Hohenadl.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chronometrie (DGC, German Society for Timekeeping) awards
certificate of honour to Stefan Muser
05 July 2018
In recognition of his efforts in saving the Riefler archives and enabling their relocation to the library of the DGC,
the German Society for Timekeeping awards a certificate of honour to Stefan Muser.
Press Release of the 97th Auction on May 12, 2018
04 June 2018
It's not everyday that an auction starts with a loud cry of joy - but this one certainly did,
when one very happy client realised that the magnificent Sattler Troja with full-size strongbox
in the base was coming home with him ...
The new title story of The Horological Journal about
"Jacobus Nauta - The Thinnest Watches of their Time"
07 May 2018
Read an article by Rachel Reeves about Lot 415 of our 97th auction published in The Horological Journal, May 2018.
FINANCIAL TIMES SPECIAL REPORT
18 December 2017
Online again: Read what the Financial Times says about our company and the 87th
Press Release of the 96th Auction on November 18, 2017
Dezember 11, 2017
They will always be highly sought after collector’s pieces: the tourbillons
of supreme quality like those Auctioneers Dr. Crott presented during their
autumn auction all found their buyers for prices that corresponded to their
Lange & Söhne and Dr. Crott Auctioneers
November 27, 2017
For all of us understanding the Chinese language: a long report about Lange & Söhne
and Dr. Crott Auctioneers by ePaiLive.com, a Chinese auction houses web portal.
At our 96th auction on November 18, 2017:
Selected pieces of one of the most
important private collections in Europe
November 02, 2017
At Auctioneers Dr. Crott we are proud
to present - together with a wide range
of fine pocket and wristwatches,
table clocks, precision pendulum clocks
and rare ship’s chronometers - a number
of pieces from one of the most
important private collections in Europe
at our upcoming 96th
November 18, 2017 in Frankfurt.
JEWELLERY WITH SECRET MESSAGE 'DECODED': HEURES D'AMOUR, A GIFT FROM A KING
October 30, 2017
One of the top lots of our upcoming auction on November 18, 2017 at the Sheraton Frankfurt
Airport Hotel is a precious "Montre Médaillon à Tact" in a Tavernier "forme collier" case;
a pocket watch that was given as a gift by Napoleon’s brother Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia.
The watch bears a concealed engraving "Donné par le Roi" (a gift from the king) and a secret acrostic
message "HEURES D'AMOUR" (love hours) -
an exquisite piece of jewellery that, 200 years ago, was used to send a tender message …
A HIGHLIGHT FOR OUR NEXT AUCTION ON MAY 6
March 22, 2017
Attributed to Ilbery, London, 98 x 58 mm, 113 g, circa 1810
A very fine gold enamel pocket watch with centre seconds, studded with agate, moss agate, cornelian and split pearls in museum-like quality, for the Chinese market
PRESS RELEASE OF THE 94th AUCTION ON NOVEMBER 12, 2016
17 January 2017
After shipping our catalogue, it did not take us long to realise that the 94th auction would not
be like any other auction. The number of advance bids as well as the internet bids grew with
unprecedented speed - not unexpectedly perhaps, after all it is not every day that a complete
museum is put to auction!
REMARKABLE COLLECTOR'S PIECES FROM THE WATCH AND CLOCK MUSEUM WUPPERTAL AT THE 94th AUCTION
26 September 2016
The Abeler family's famous watch and clock museum in Wuppertal closed its doors for good in September 2016.
Special collector's pieces from the museum will be part of our 94th
AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS IN MUNICH
19 September 2016
PREVIEW OF THE 94TH
OCTOBER 16; 2016 AT THE UHRENBÖRSE MÜNCHEN
HOTEL DOLCE, UNTERSCHLEISSHEIM
OUR NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
23 August 2016
Noteworthy consignments for the 94th
auction on November 12, 2016, Hotel Sheraton Frankfurt Airport
PRESS RELEASE OF THE 93rd AUCTION
30 May 2016
Dr. Crott Auctioneers held their first auction of 2016, their 93rd
, on Saturday,
May 14, 2016. Even though it was a "long" bank holiday weekend,
the Skyloft at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel filled up easily with all
the lovers of fine timepieces who had come from near and far. On Friday
afternoon and Saturday morning the collectors had made good use of
the allocated preview time and studied all the lots in great detail.
A SENSATIONAL FRUIT!
29 April 2016
Supplement lot 204.1
in our 93rd
Auction on 14 May 2016
A gold and enamel watch of museum quality studded with half pearls, created for the Chinese market: "The Peach".
To the best of our knowledge this is one of only eight such
pieces in the world and at the same time the largest and most
extravagant of the surviving peach watches. This example seems to be the most important and most valuable
Ilbery watch on the market today.