The preview drew potential collectors and buyers from across the region, and featured a £106,000 diamond set Nautilus gents watch with power reserve, a £96,940 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph watch set with baguette diamonds and a new £22,000 ladies diamond and steel Nautilus timepiece.
In a rare break with protocol, attendees were able to view the collection in its entirety. Collections valued at more than £3 million are normally presented in different lots for security reasons.
Leonard Dews owner Michael Hyman, said: “There is a strong demand for quality wrist watches in the region. I’m very excited to have brought this rare and exciting bounty to the Lake District.” Shortly after the preview, guests were hosted at a four-course meal at the Miller Howe’s restaurant overlooking Lake Windermere.