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25 May, 2021 | Blog

Welcome Back!

It’s been a long time, but we are delighted to say that we have been welcoming horology students back to Upton Hall again and our watchmaking and clockmaking courses are back on. Our first course of 2021 was an Introduction to Watches Taster Day, where we were very pleased to... View Article

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12 May, 2021 | Blog

Rare Roger W Smith Watch Sells at Geneva Auction   

A wristwatch made by one of Britain’s foremost contemporary independent watchmakers Roger W Smith OBE FBHI, has sold at auction for Swiss CHF 541,800 (approximately £423,916) including buyer’s premium. The wristwatch, a Series 1 ‘Onely Theo Fennell’, with a rectangular 18 carat gold white case, retrograde date, and a manual... View Article

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25 February, 2021 | Blog

Vintage Cartier Breaks Record for Fellows

A vintage Cartier Tonneau wristwatch from circa 1914, which originally belonged to a British Captain who served on the Western Front in the First World War, has fetched the highest price ever for a Cartier watch sold by Fellows Auctioneers. The 107-year-old watch went for £15,312 (including buyers’ premium) at... View Article

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22 December, 2020 | Blog

Tompion Clock: £262,750 at Bonhams

With excellent provenance and by the workshop of Thomas Tompion, a rare, early eighteenth-century gilt metal-mounted, ebony-veneered, quarter-repeating, and striking table clock sold at auction for £262,750. The clock, which had been estimated at between £120,000 and £180,000 was sold by Bonhams at its Fine Clocks auction held in London... View Article

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21 December, 2020 | Blog

A Winter Warming Crowdfunder

Many of you will have read in an earlier blog post that the ageing heating system at Upton Hall has finally succumbed to old Father Time, and has broken down to a state of disrepair. Its final act was to spray hot water around the cellar before going to sleep... View Article

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