Jonathan Darracott
Jonathan Darracott Bonhams
Work
101 New Bond Street
London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
Work +44 20 7447 7412

Jonathan has over 25 years' experience working with watches both as an auctioneer and as a watch manufacturer.

As Bonhams Global Head of Watches, Jonathan has been responsible for the sale of one of the world's largest private single-owner collections of watches, with the 2,000-strong Collection of a European Nobleman. He has led the watch department to record breaking sales, and is one of the few auctioneers who is also an accomplished watchmaker.

From 2006–2011 Jonathan was the managing director of a boutique company making luxury watches in La Chaux de Fonds, the centre of the watch-making region of Switzerland. Prior to this, for twelve years he was European Head of the Watch Department for a major British auction house, and later became Aftersales Director for Breitling. He has also acted as a watch consultant to variousmanufacturers.

Jonathan's life-long passion for watches started in childhood. He has a BA Honours degree in Three Dimensional Design and also studied watch-making in London and Switzerland.

He is a qualified member of the British Horological Institute and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

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