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Auktionen Dr. Crott

Invaluable Seller since 2007

Based in Mannheim, Germany, Auktionen Dr. Crott is best known for auctioning fine, rare, and antique timepieces, such as pocket watches, classic wristwatches, and clocks. The auction house also deals in fine snuff boxes and music boxes, many of which are of museum quality. Auktionen Dr. Crott was founded in 1975 by timepiece expert and collector Dr. Helmut Crott. Upon his retirement in 1993, Crott passed the business on to timepiece enthusiast and expert Stefan Muser, who carries on the auction house's tradition of excellence in this specialty field. Aside from offering in-person and anonymous bidding, Auktionen Dr. Crott also offers live online auctions through Invaluable.com for watches, clocks and snuff boxes.

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About Auktionen Dr. Crott

Biography

Based in Mannheim, Germany, Auktionen Dr. Crott is best known for auctioning fine, rare, and antique timepieces, such as pocket watches, classic wristwatches, and clocks. The auction house also deals in fine snuff boxes and music boxes, many of which are of museum quality. Auktionen Dr. Crott was founded in 1975 by timepiece expert and collector Dr. Helmut Crott. Upon his retirement in 1993, Crott passed the business on to timepiece enthusiast and expert Stefan Muser, who carries on the auction house's tradition of excellence in this specialty field. Aside from offering in-person and anonymous bidding, Auktionen Dr. Crott also offers live online auctions through Invaluable.com for watches, clocks and snuff boxes.


Auktionen Dr. Crott has set records over the years, gaining worldwide attention in 2004 during its 69th auction, which featured a rare Patek Philippe steel chronograph. Bidding for this exquisite piece reached nearly 1.3 million euros, a record for a wristwatch sold in Germany that the auction house still holds today. Famous collections have also passed through Auktionen Dr. Crott's trusted auction house. One particularly noteworthy collection was that of prominent collector Gerd Ahrens, which garnered about 2.7 million euros for the 600 watches that went to auction in 2007.


Services & Staff

Auktionen Dr. Crott is world renowned for its expertise in fine timepieces, with particularly unparalleled expertise in evaluating Riefler precision pendulum clocks and Glashuette watches. Prospective sellers can receive expert estimates from the auction house that reveal the fair market value of their timepieces. Options include sending photos of individual pieces via email for free estimates, home visits for the evaluation of large collections, and in-person estimates for pieces of particularly high value.


Proprietor and auctioneer Stefan Muser remains the most prominent and highly sought-after staffer at the auction house. His 30-year dedication to timepieces and their history has resulted in him playing a major role in how pricing is determined in the international watch and clock market.


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Auktionen Dr. Crott announces new catalogs, previews upcoming auctions, and provides highlights of recent auctions on their website's news page. The news page is also a great place to read up on international news articles that mention the auction house and its activities.

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