Fine Jewels & Watches

Our Experts for Your Art

The Department

For years, VAN HAM has been the leading German art auction house for jewelry & watches. In the comprehensive auctions "Fine Jewels" and "Watches" we offer high-quality jewelry as well as attractive wristwatches and pocket watches. Thanks to our expert knowledge and our own laboratory with professional gemmological equipment, we create the best conditions for a successful marketing of your jewelry pieces. We also dedicate ourselves to the subject of watches with great care and innovation: Due to the enormous increase in demand, VAN HAM conducted its own auction format "Watches" for the first time in the fall of 2021. The total result of over 1 million euros meant a more than successful auction premiere and at the same time a record for a German auction house!

The focus of the auction "Fine Jewels" is on historical jewelry, as well as fine jewels from the Art Deco era to today from popular brands such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron. A highly trafficked area of the jewelry auctions is reflected in the demand for natural pearls. In addition to historical jewelry, modern designs by Hemmerle, Bulgari and Chopard also find their lovers and collectors. The "Watches" auction is characterized by elegant wristwatches and selected pocket watches from renowned manufacturers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Glashütte and A. Lange & Söhne.
Exclusively at VAN HAM: In our elaborate online catalogs, we offer numerous additional illustrations, 360° videos and detailed insights into all watch movements. In addition, all watches are appraised by our master watchmaker.

The auctions for jewelry, jewels and wristwatches take place every May/June and November/December. For non-binding estimates, our team is at your disposal.

Jakob Zeijl (Head of Department)

+49 221 92 58 62 600

"I thank you for the pleasant atmosphere at the handover of our treasures this morning!"

- Gerhard M., Germany

Dirk Hilleker (Watchmaker)

+49 221 92 58 62 603

VAN HAM is probably the only art auction house in Germany that has the professional expertise of a watchmaker directly on site.

Björn Mismahl (Trainee)

+49 221 92 58 62 629


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