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).


Lot 339: Corum. A lady's 18ct white gold manual wind wristwatch with blue goldstone glass dial
Ref: 27330, circa 1990


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.


Lot 19: An Italian fringe necklace, or 'Cleopatra' collar,

with graduated bars to a concealed box clasp


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. 



Lot 29: A late 19th century gold, ruby and diamond serpent ring


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. 


Lot 35: A 20th century diamond star brooch


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. 


Lot 313: Rolex. A stainless steel automatic bracelet watch
Explorer, Ref 5500, Serial number 1738287, Circa 1967


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.


Lot 364: A pair of emerald and diamond drop earrings


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.'