15_2 18ct Cartier Panthere ladies quartz watch

Named after the panther, the animal which has become synonymous with Cartier, this piece is truly dazzling. Like Cartier's luxury watches and jewellery, the panther has become a timeless icon, reflecting the brand's elegance.

136_2 Piaget quartz watch with 18ct gold case, black dial and a black leather strap with 18ct gold deployment clasp

21 Chanel J12 quartz watch with a ceramic case, white dial with black arabic numerals and a ceramic bracelet with a stainless steel hidden clasp

Just as Coco Chanel had done with her N°5 perfume and the 2.55 bag, in 2000 the fashion house created the J12, a timeless piece of watch craftsmanship. First introduced in 2000, the ceramic watch was inspired sailing and seafare. As the little black bag had done before it, the J12 took a simple material - in this case ceramic - and created a couture icon.


104_3 Rolex Cellini Prince automatic watch with 18ct gold case and a brown leather strap with 18ct deployment clasp

The Rolex Prince is one of the lesser known designs by the watch giant, you'd even be forgiven for thinking this was not a Rolex at all. The first Prince watches were made by Rolex back in 1928, 23 years after Hans Wilsdorf founded the company. With their large and loud seconds sub-dial, the watches became a favourite with doctors, as they could use them to time respiration or to check a pulse.  There are five models of the Prince, all have a rectangular case, audible seconds sub-dial and an Art Deco inspired design.

12-2 Bvlgari Diagono chronograph automatic watch featuring an 18ct gold case with black strap and 18ct deployment clasp

2_3 Breitling Avenger Seawolf watch with stainless steel case, a yellow dial and black Arabic numerals

105_2 Rolex submariner automatic watch, with a bi-metal case and bi-metal oyster bracelet

119 Armand Nicolet tramline M02 chronograph, 18ct gold case, white and rose gold hour markers and a brown leather strap with an 18ct buckle

All pieces featured are part of John Pye's timed online auction ending on 23rd December, 2016. The sale features a selection of luxury watches including Rolex, Cartier and Omega as well as diamond jewellery. Check out more here.