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At our 96th auction on November 18, 2017: Selected pieces of one of the most important private collections in Europe

02 November 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 auction on November 18, 2017 in Frankfurt.

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JEWELLERY WITH SECRET MESSAGE 'DECODED': HEURES D'AMOUR, A GIFT FROM A KING

30 October 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 …

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OUR NEW CATALOGUE IS ONLINE

17 October 2017

Our catalogue for the 96th 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.

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A HIGHLIGHT FOR OUR NEXT AUCTION ON MAY 6

22 March 2017

Just arrived:

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

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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!

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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.

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AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS IN MUNICH

19 September 2016

PREVIEW OF THE 94TH AUCTION OCTOBER 16; 2016 AT THE UHRENBÖRSE MÜNCHEN HOTEL DOLCE, UNTERSCHLEISSHEIM

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OUR NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

23 August 2016

Noteworthy consignments for the 94th auction on November 12, 2016, Hotel Sheraton Frankfurt Airport

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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.

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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.

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PRESS RELEASE OF THE 92nd AUCTION
ON NOVEMBER 14, 2015

23 November 2015

With the anniversary year coming to a close, Dr. Crott Auctioneers held their 92nd auction on November 14, 2015. As for the two-day anniversary auction in May, a large number of lovers of fine timepieces had arrived at the Skyloft at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel.

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MUNICHTIME: A WORLD OF FINE TIMEPIECES

09 November 2015

The 8th Munichtime watch fair took place from October 30th to November 1 , 2015, promoting "A World of Fine Timepieces" and showing the novelties and latest collections from the fairs in Geneva (SIHH), Basel (Baselworld) and Hong Kong (Watches & Wonders).

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RIDING A HONG KONG JUNK OR TREADING THE RED CARPET – PLAIN SAILING FOR DR. CROTT AUCTIONEERS

20 October 2015

Hong Kong preview of the 92nd auction and GQ Time Awards in Munich

Auctioneers Dr. Crott held their second international preview in the anniversary year in Asia's watch and clock metropolis Hong Kong. The preview for the upcoming 92nd auction in November took place from September 27 to 29 in the auction house's rooms at Time of Switzerland
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"A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME"

20 July 2015

Dr. Crott Auctioneers made good use of the "quiet" time after the 91st auction and went on a three-day educational trip to Switzerland; the program Seffi and Stefan Muser had prepared for their team included three of the most eminent museums of the country.

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BREGUET No. 5

30 June 2015

Only a few weeks after a successful anniversary auction that celebrated 40 years of Dr. Crott Auctioneers, the auction house in Mannheim confirms the consigment of a very small and extremely rare miniature pocket watch by Breguet for their 92nd auction.

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REPORT ON OUR 91st AUCTION

26 May 2015

In the year of their 40th anniversary, Dr. Crott Auctioneers held their 91st auction on 15th and 16th of May 2015. Many national and international collectors had travelled to the SkyLoft at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center; the event had been preceded by a series of international previews in Basel, Hong Kong, New York and Glashütte, raising a great deal of interest in the auction.

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PREVIEW IN THE WATCH MUSEUM OF GLASHÜTTE

13 May 2015

The fourth and last station of Dr. Crott Auctioneers' series of international previews took place on May 10th during the "2nd Glashütter Antik-Uhrenbörse" at the German watch museum in Glashütte.

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INTERNATIONAL PREVIEW NEW YORK

30 April 2015

New York City was the third station of Dr. Crott Auctioneers' series of international previews and introduced the precious pieces to the American collector's market. The preview of the anniversary auction took place on April 24th and 25th at the Aaron Faber Gallery on famous Fifth Avenue.

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INTERNATIONAL PREVIEW ASIA / HONG KONG

16 April 2015

The metropolis of Hong Kong was the second station of Dr. Crott Auctioneers' series of international previews and covered the Asian collector's market.

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INTERNATIONAL PREVIEW SWITZERLAND / BASEL

30 March 2015

Howells' Antique Watches in Basel was the first station of Dr. Crott Auctioneers' series of international previews of the anniversary auction (91st auction) on May 15 and 16, 2015 at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center.

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ANNIVERSARY AUCTION

09 March 2015

This year the Dr. Crott Auctioneers are celebrating their 40th anniversary. The house still bears the name of its founder Helmut Crott, who in 1975 was certainly breaking new ground when he established a business that focused on timepieces of all kind. Success came with the renaissance of the mechanical timekeeper - surely a reaction to the soulless quartz watches and clocks of little value that flooded the market in ever increasing numbers and ever decreasing quality. The ticking works of art had lasted the time in the loving care of faithful collectors and many in an unopened drawer of a dusty wardrobe - and more and more people began to develop an interest in vintage watches and clocks.
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THE LANGE BOOK IN THE CHINESE MEDIA

14 July 2014

The presentation of the Chinese edition of Reinhard Meis' book met great response in the Chinese print media and the internet. Here are some clipping highlights.

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LANGE COMES TO CHINA


10 July 2014

The Lange flagship store in Shanghai and Dr. Crott Auctioneers organised a press conference and question time. Read some highlights of the discussion held by Stefan Muser with collectors and clock enthusiasts.

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ROLEX SUBMARINER LOT NO. 134

11 May 2015

We have documented an interesting exchange of letters to this remarkable Rolex "Oyster Perpetual 200m/660ft Submariner".

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PREVIEW OF THE 90th AUCTION / ROLEX OYSTER SOTTO

08 May 2014

As preview to our autumn auction we can present a Rolex "Alpina Cosmograph Oyster Paul Newman" - so called "Oyster Sotto". This is doubtlessly not only the most prized and valuable version of the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona, but also the rarest model of all.

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SUMMARY OF THE 89th AUCTION

20 May 2014

The European watch auction week 2014 kicked off in Frankfurt with the 89th auction of Dr. Crott Auctioneers on Saturday, May 10, 2014 and brought friends and connoisseurs of beautiful timekeepers from all over the world to the city on the Main.

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SUMMARY OF THE 88th AUCTION

28 November 2013

Full house in the Sky Loft of the Sheraton Hotel at Frankfurt Airport: the floor in front of the podium was packed to the last seat when auctioneer Stefan Muser kicked off the auction at 12 o'clock, well aware of the fact that it would be a long day - the catalog for this auction contained 679 lots waiting for their new owners.

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HUYGENS' PERFECT MARINE BALANCE LONGITUDE CLOCK

1 October 2013

The top lot of our 88th auction is HUYGENS' PERFECT MARINE BALANCE LONGITUDE CLOCK "BMP2" - a truly outstanding historical highlight that was only recently rediscovered.

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THE RELENTLESS RISE IN THE POWER OF ROLEX

16 May 2013

Read an article of the Magazine de la Haute Horlogerie about the recent auctions.

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SUMMARY OF THE 87th AUCTION

16 May 2013

Visitors on the gallery of the large conference room at the Sheraton Airport Hotel at Frankfurt were treated to a fascinating view of the bidding floor and the auctioneer's stage. To the left of the room a group of company representatives looked after the numerous national and international clients who had chosen to bid by telephone. Many of the German buyers had used the public holiday of Ascension (which fell on the Thursday before the auction) for a short getaway but still wanted to participate in the auction - so the number of telephone bidders was higher than ever.

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CHAPTER RING CLOCK WITH CENTRAL TRIAXIAL TOURBILLON

19 March 2013

"The motive behind building this extremely complex clock was to have a central triaxial tourbillon and to allow the observer to examine every single detail of the intricate construction."

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KICKING OFF THE SEASON UNDER PALM TREES!

5 March 2013

Every year at the end of January the Miami Beach Antique Show calls us accross the pond – to come and visit in Florida, where as usual for this time of year it is much warmer and sunnier than back home. The lovely weather, the gentle sea breeze blowing accross the city and the marvellous sandy beaches close by might make the visitor hesitate to enter the colossal Miami Beach Convention Center, making it necessary to bear in mind that South Beach and North Bay will still be there on Tuesday – but the Antique Show will not!

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