Record was formed in 1903 with the introduction of the 'Sector Watch,' a triangular pocket watch with retrograde. This timepiece was hugely popular, and by 1920 Record were producing wristwatches as one of the top Swiss watch brands. In the 1930s, Record moved into the production of chronograph watches of exceptional quality.
These timepieces were so well-reputed that they became one of the 'Dirty Dozen' watches selected by the British military to make their WWW watches for soldiers in the Second World War. These WWW watches are highly collectable at auction today, and examples can far exceed their estimates with collectors vying to complete their collection.
In 1961 Record was bought by Longines and continued to operate as an independant brand, however by the late 1980s Swatch acquired Longines and the Record operation was shut down in 1991.
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.
The knowledge and passion of our experienced team enables us to achieve top prices for our vendors. For a free, no-obligation valuation complete the form below or click to find out how to sell in our auctions.