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Bonhams is the only international auction house to hold sales devoted purely to clocks. Our unique, highly specialised approach offers many benefits to our buyers and sellers.

Horology sales are held in New York, London and Marlborough, Massachusetts, and these auctions attract buyers and collectors from all over the world, eager to compete for the best lots that we have to offer. Our focussed approach to marketing each clock means that we have achieved some exceptional results for our sellers, including world record prices for clocks of the 17th and 18th centuries. Complex musical clocks or those with high precision movements are also highly sought after in the current market.

Each lot is thoroughly researched, described and illustrated, and our catalogues are a valuable reference point for anyone interested in the fascinating world of clocks and watches.

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Jonathan Snellenburg


Jonathan Snellenburg joined Bonhams New York as the Director of Fine Watches and Clocks in 2009. His education started at Dartmouth College where he studied history and geology. He then received a PhD…

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James Stratton


James Stratton, MRICS, is the only professionally qualified valuer of clocks in the auction world today. As the main auctioneer for the highly specialist clock sales, he has an unrivalled understandin…

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Michael Lake

Head of Department

Michael Lake is Head of Sculpture and Works of Art at Bonhams Knightsbridge in London.

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Christopher Jarrey

Senior Valuer

Christopher Jarrey is Senior Valuer and Jewellery specialist for the Northwest region. Based in Chester, he conducts professional valuations for sale, insurance, probate and family division, and is al…

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