Introducing Take 5 by Kate Lacey and her six highlights from the upcoming
Jewellery & Watches auction taking place on Wednesday 6 December
Kate Lacey at @watchthislacey is an independent dealer and Roseberys watch consultant based in London with over 17 years working as a watch specialist in leading auctioneers. She founded her pre-owned and vintage watch site, 'The Shrew Shop; in 2021 in order to offer a more approachable, well connected service particularly to female collectors finding their way into the watch world. You can also find her featuring in the latest copy of Vogue Australia (December issue).
My first pick is lot 339. Corum have always loved to experiment with dial colours, form and textures and this small sized white gold watch with a stunning blue glasstone dial is so glamorous and so much fun for the evening. This could also be mistaken for a really retro 70's piece and I love this aesthetic.
My second pick is lot 19. Perhaps I am biased as this really reminds me of a Rolex watch bracelet, but I absolutely love the modern stylish look of this piece even though it actually dates from the 60's. I would love to wear this with an LBD for maximum impact.
My third pick is lot 29. The rebel in me loves this beautiful 19th century snake ring and its tiny details. I love wearing antique pieces in a modern context.
My fourth pick is lot 35. This sensational star brooch would look super stylish on the lapel of an oversized blazer. There has been a bit of a brooch revival, and I've seen people mixing and matching different pieces on one jacket.
My fifth pick is lot 313. What better way to start your vintage watch collection than with a Rolex explorer 5500 from the late 60's. There are so many variations of the explorer out there that make this a really interesting area of watches to get into, plus its a great wearable size and remains a really classic design, one of Rolex's longest running in fact, so it really hasn't dated over the years.
My sixth and last pick is lot 364. I love these statement diamond and emerald earrings, they're such a vibrant colour and I think they'd be so elegant to wear with an 'up-do.'