On Tuesday, at the Danish embassy in London, Copenhagen-based auction house Bruun Rasmussen hosted a preview of its upcoming watch sales for potential UK bidders.
With the next auction due to be held today — Thursday, November 30th, 6pm local time — at Bruun Rasmussen’s Bregade 33 address in Copenhagen, several star lots from this and future sales were on show at the London preview.
Watches on preview made up for their complete auction season (now through to December), with gems such as: One of the first Rolex Submariners on its original rivet bracelet, a near-NOS ‘Monte Carlo’ Tudor Big Block, a very handsome Patek Philippe ref. 5296G-001, an original reference 3700 Patek Nautilus, a ref. 6062 Rolex ‘Stelline’ (the same reference as Marlon Brando’s “Rolex Chronometer” in 1960’s The Fugitive Kind), and a ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona (the ‘hot lot’ of watch auctions after Phillips sold Newman’s personal PN Daytona for $17.8 million in October).
A family-run business, Bruun Rasmussen is one of Scandinavia’s most respected auctioneers dealing in everything from furniture to art and antique weapons, as well as of course watches. Its first sale was held in 1948, with namesake Ann Bruun Rasmussen wielding the gavel, and since then has grown to include four physical locations in Denmark – with representation also in Germany, France, Italy and the US – and launch online auctions in 2004. Jesper Bruun Rasmussen now serves as Auction Director and Chairman, whilst next generation Bruun Rasmussen family members, Frederik and Alexa both hold Director positions.