Fellows’ eagerly anticipated Watch Sale which takes place on Tuesday October 30th features a gold ‘Rum’ watch containing a droplet of the world’s oldest rum. The timepiece is the second by Speake-Marin to go under the hammer at Fellows in 2018, with a titanium ‘Rum’ watch selling for £14,000 at Fellows Auctioneers in July.
With an estimate of £10,000 – £15,000, the limited edition gentleman’s 18ct rose gold ‘Rum’ wrist watch is sure to be popular in the sale. The watch contains a droplet on the 11 hour mark containing 1780 Harewood Rum, which was certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s oldest. It has a white dial with Roman numeral markers, furthermore, engraved on the timepiece is “Stand Fast The Holy Ghost”.
Bottles of the prestigious rum were acquired by Wealth Solutions after they had been found in a cellar. Furthermore, The bottles were discovered in the Harewood Estate, near Leeds. They began the Rum Watch project with Speake-Marin and decided to produce 59 watches containing the droplets. There were 49 in titanium watches, as well as only 10 created in rose gold.
Michael Jagiela, Watch Specialist at Fellows Auctioneers, has been discussing the watch. He said: “After the success of the titanium Rum watch, we are delighted to offer an even rarer example. This particular gold watch is limited to only 10 examples and we’re certain that it will create plenty of excitement.”
The Watch Sale is now available to view online and in person at the following times:
23 October 2018 12pm – 7pm (London)
27 October 2018 11am – 4pm (Birmingham)
29 October 2018 10am – 4pm (Birmingham)
30 October 2018 8.30am – 11am (Birmingham)