The Peter Hayman Retirement Watch Collection is a curated auction featuring items from the collection of watch dealer and jeweller Peter Hayman. It will take place on 5 October at 10am in the Fellows Auctioneers’ Jewellery Quarter saleroom and you can bid online now.
Hayman started selling watches online 20 years ago. He was one of the first retailers to offer luxury timepieces online. Over the last 2 decades, both online and through his shop, Parkers Jewellers, in Sheffield, he has built a large client list of over 50,000 patrons which includes luxury retailers, such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Selfridges.
Stephen Whittaker, Managing Director at Fellows Auctioneers said: “Peter Hayman has a distinct reputation amongst his contemporaries in the watch world as well as his loyal customers. Peter’s unwavering commitment to excellence and the exacting standards he upheld are abundantly evident in the items we are offering for sale in this auction.”
Featuring 34 luxury watch brands over 209 lots, the auction has a wide array of wristwatches to tempt bidders. With a total auction estimate of £300,000, many of the pieces are offered at a very accessible price - the average lot value is around £1,500. Many of the lots are to be sold complete with comprehensive service histories, original packaging, and accompanying documentation.
The auction house offers free, worldwide postage for all lots sold in this auction.
One star item from the auction is lot 130. Valued at £7,000 to £8,000, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is a collector’s item that has already drawn the attention of potential bidders. This model was originally released in 1991 and has been a favourite of many collectors for the last three decades. It is waterproofed up to 300m or 1000ft and features the Triplock winding crown which means optimal protection for divers.
The front-cover item of this catalogue is lot 49, an Omega Railmaster. The auction house expects it to sell for around £2,500. The Railmaster model has been nicknamed by collectors and Omega itself 'Blue Jeans' due to the brushed dial which gives it a denim look. It also has a calibre 8806 movement which has a magnetic resistance of up to 15,000 gausses. Fellows’ Head of Watches, Kain Holroyd said “It's unusual and would be considered one of the rarer dials to acquire”.
Interested parties will be able to view the auction at the auction house’s Birmingham office on Wednesday 4 October from 10am-4pm and Thursday 5 October from 8.30am-10am.
For any potential bidders who are unable to make the auction previews, the auction house offers virtual viewing appointments over Zoom which are available by request.
See all the lots here. Fellows will also sell the remaining items from Hayman’s collection in its October Watches & Watch Accessories auction on 26 October.