WHITCHURCH auctioneers Trevanion's has rolled back the clock to record its most successful September on record.

The Station Road-based auctioneers opened their Autumn sale season with a very fruitful September auction; which saw the 940 lot sale smash previous auction records.

The top hammer prices came from two classic Rolex GMT Master wristwatches, with a 'Coca-Cola' model selling for £8,000 and a 'Pepsi' example fetching £9,000.

Auctioneer Ashley Jones said he was surprised at the sales of the 'timeless' Rolexes, despite the large interest they usually bring.

"A Rolex is guaranteed to draw the attention of watch enthusiasts across the globe," he said.

"But the amount of pre-sale interest in this pair of watches was astounding.

"As the leading luxury watchmaker in the world, Rolex has a long line of hits; from the Submariner to the Day-Date and the Datejust, there are many must-have Rolex watches out there.

"However, when it comes to a Rolex that blends style and practicality the GMT-Master has become one of Rolex's most desirable sports watches to own and collect."

Elsewhere in the auction, there were strong results from the silver and jewellery sections, as precious metal prices hold strong going into the autumn months.

There where further sale successes for furniture, where top quality oak pieces continued to achieve the fantastic results seen in the summer.

Commenting on the sale, managing director Christina Trevanion said she was pleased that antiques and valuables were still of interest despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

She said: "Despite the current economic uncertainties and the continuing impact of the pandemic, it's great to see our auctions attracting international interest and strong bidding from the UK and around the world."

The next Trevanion auction will take place on Wednesday, October 20 and the deadline for consignments is Friday, October 1.

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