Clocks, Marine Chronometers & Barometers

Christie’s has been renowned for selling antique clocks since our first auction in 1766. Over the centuries we have auctioned pieces from a number of important private collections, such as that of The Duke of Sussex (1843), the Nezu Museum (2008) and the Abbott Guggenheim (2015).

With lots ranging from Chinese market clocks and German automatons to astronomical table clocks, our sales offer both highly decorative pieces and precision timekeepers at a range of estimates. Clocks can be found in mixed decorative arts auctions such as the twice-yearly Exceptional Sale in London and New York, as well as sales of single-owner collections. Christie’s Clocks department is based in London with specialists in New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Zurich. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential valuation.