Bonhams Fine Clock department offers the unique opportunity to consign clocks into specialist horological sales. Bonhams is the only international auction house to offer this service. The sales are held twice a year at our purpose built New Bond Street salerooms and our Madison Avenue saleroom in New York.

With a global following, we have regular buyers including collectors and institutions from the UK, Europe, the US and Asia competing for typically 400 lots of clocks and barometers annually. This unique, highly specialized approach offers many benefits to our buyers and vendors including showcasing the clocks at our offices in Europe, America and Asia and alongside important Horological collections exhibited in our salerooms, such as the late Lord Harris's collection of clocks from Belmont, Kent (December 2017).

Our focussed approach to marketing means that we have achieved some exceptional results for our vendors, including world record prices for clocks of the 17th and 18th centuries. We have also had notable successes with historical clocks and chronometers, complex musical clocks, automata and precision movements. Each lot is thoroughly researched, described and illustrated, and our catalogs are a valuable reference resource.


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