Leonidas Watches


How Much is my Leonidas Watch worth?

Thinking of selling your Leonidas watch? Our specialist team is here to help. With a broad range of exquisite timepieces produced in its 144 year history, the Leonidas name commands real interest at auction from collectors worldwide.


Value Factors:

  • Condition – Timepieces in good condition and largely unworn of course sell wonderfully at auction. However, providing parts are original and untouched, Leonidas and especially Heuer-Leonidas timepieces in used and worn condition can still attract fantastic prices from bidders keen for timepieces with that patina and history to them. If you are unsure on any watch that you have, please do not discount it due to condition and have it checked by our specialist.
  • Complication – Renowned for their exceptional movements, chronograph and calendar capabilities, Leonidas wristwatches with that extra complication sell particularly well.
  • History – Encompassing both design and social history, Leonidas watches truly have it all. With fascinating examples of military watches, featuring broad arrow markings to the case back, to collectable models from the iconic Heuer-Leonidas era, a stunning selection of timepieces can have a real value at auction.


Leonidas at Auction

Leonidas watches can sell particularly well at auction, appealing to collectors worldwide. Examples of particular interest to bidders over the last couple of years include early stainless-steel chronographs, calendar watches and dials with moon phases.

Timepieces with subsidiary dials to 3 and 9, featuring pushers to 2 and 4, and outer telemeter, calendar, tachymeter and seconds scales are all hallmarks of this wonderful watchmaker pre 1960s.

On the other end of the spectrum, vibrant Leonidas watches from the 1970s, in particular the ‘Easy Rider’ collection sell particularly well with younger collectors.

Pocket watches by Leonidas can also perform well at auction, with silver cased examples showcasing multiple subsidiary dials, as well as pieces with military collections continuing to exceed estimates.



In 1964 Leonidas was merged with Heuer. The Heuer-Leonidas movements were eventually phased out in 1985 when the Heuer company became Tag Heuer.

The twenty-one years of the Heuer-Leonidas partnership saw the creation of some exceptional, highly sought-after, and valuable timepieces. Heuer Autavia, Carrera, Camaro, Monaco, Cortina, Silverstone, Monza, Verona, Calculator, Montreal, Skipper, Daytona, Mareographie, and Orvis Solunagraph are amongst the models that boast a signed Heuer-Leonidas movement from this pivotal time in horological history and command a premium at auction.

True to Leonidas’ heritage, stopwatches from this time signed ‘Heuer-Leonidas’ to the movement also perform exceptionally well under the hammer.  


Our specialist Fine Jewellery & Watch auctions are held 4 times a year and include the whole spectrum of jewellery, from modern and designer pieces to antique jewels, coloured gemstone jewellery to fine diamond rings. Our department is headed by Liz Bailey who is FGA and DGA qualified, with many years experience in the industry. We offer a free watch valuations service as well as a free collection service for items consigned to these auctions.

Contact our qualified specialist Liz Bailey to find out more.


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Liz Bailey


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Leonidas military stopwatch

A WWII Italian Fascist Regia Aeronautica Aircraft clock by Leonidas.

Jo Siffert Autavia watch with Heuer Leonidas movement

A 1970s stainless steel 'Jo Siffert' Heuer Autavia wristwatch with Heuer-Leonidas signed movement.

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