Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson's 'Victory Watch' to be auctioned
June 30, 2018: The Victory Watch, worn by British hero Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson in history’s greatest naval battle, is to be auctioned this July 4 by Sotheby’s International Watch Division. Being the timepiece carried by the Admiral during the Battle of Trafalgar, the price will start between £250,000 – 450,000.
The admiral had commanded his fleet to synchronise their watches to the time of his Emery pocket watch No. 1104, which he possibly acquired in 1798. He was stripped of this possession after being shot in the battle and later dying on the ship.
The history held in this timepiece is one of immeasurable importance. Currently held in a carriage clock, it has passed through Mr. Nelson’s family until reaching the hands of the British government. Sure to be the most prestigious auction of decorative arts this year, guests will find many interesting and important relics at this event.