'Precision instrument and jewel of great aesthetic value'
A watch it is not just a precision instrument; it is also considered a piece of jewellery where every single component is essential. Its crown, its needles, its graduated scales, etc. are not mere details. They are harmoniously combined elements that create a balanced piece, so despite being a complex machine, a watch is a beautiful object with a fine design. Its materials play a key role, being platinum or white or yellow gold the most popular ones. Luxury watches, adorned with diamonds and also known as jewellery watches, are very desired objects among the most demanding collectors.Actually, apart from its functionality, a watch is a symbol of social status and a reflection of the fashion trends of the time which it belongs to. In an increasingly globalised market, however, both antique and sporty watches are available. Among the wide range of brands on the market, Balclis has specialised in auctioning high-end wristwatches and pocket watches by outstanding firms such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Longines, Omega, Tudor, Vacheron Constantin or Piaget. In pocket watches, functions as chronograph, annual calendar, perpetual calendar or GMT, are very popular features among collectors. In addition to the function they perform, these extra mechanical complexities bring an intrinsic aesthetic value to the piece.