About us

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Ancienne Vintage Gallery
Ancienne Vintage Gallery

Our business revolves around the buying and selling of watches, with our main focus being vintage pieces, and particularly rare or unusual items, dating from the 1940s to the late 1980s. We also work with contemporary pieces by leading Swiss watchmakers such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, etc.


With more than thirty years experience and a refined sense of what makes a piece special, we pride ourselves on being able to offer only the highest quality watches to our clients, with condition and authenticity being our top priority.


Founders Umberto Ventura and Ignacio Coll have turned their passion into their profession. They regularly attend auctions and international trade fairs, keeping fully up to date with market trends whilst continuously seeking to broaden their industry knowledge.


Everyone on the Ancienne team shares this same passion for watchmaking and is fully committed to providing the highest level of customer service possible. Professional excellence is our number one goal. With a store located in Barcelona, whether you wish to buy, sell or consign a watch, Ancienne offers its clients a personal and attentive service, with absolute discretion and privacy guaranteed.

Why offer your watch to Ancienne

Ancienne Vintage Gallery

Regardless of whether you are an experienced collector or a newcomer to the world of fine watches, at Ancienne we will help you achieve the maximum value for your watch.


We have excellent connections with the international watch market and, through our participation in fairs, auctions and global events, have a global portfolio of clients and collectors. We receive requests for advice and valuations from watchmakers and other industry professionals around the world on a daily basis. By contacting us directly and eliminating third parties, you will avoid unnecessary costs and obtain the best price for your watch.


We buy, trade and consign, if you would like to offer your watch to us, please click the following link.

Why buy from Ancienne

Ancienne Vintage Gallery


We guarantee the authenticity of each of our watches. Under no circumstances do we buy or sell imitations, counterfeits or replicas. Any item for which we cannot offer a 100% guarantee of authenticity, or which creates the slightest doubt of its authenticity, is rejected. Every product we sell is 100% genuine and authentic.


Each watch we offer for sale is meticulously inspected to verify its authenticity, movements and condition, and all of our stock complies with the legal requirements laid out under used goods law, ensuring its origin is legitimate and that it isn’t stolen property.


All of our watches come with a 12-month movement warranty. Please note that we do not guarantee water resistance or waterproofing on any of our watches.

Ancienne Vintage Gallery


Purchasing a vintage timepiece can be a profitable investment for watch enthusiasts. The value of collectors pieces has risen continuously over the past years and isn’t guided by stock market values, showing investors that watches can generate solid returns. The professional opinion and experience of an expert is essential in order to make a wise decision and minimize any risk.


The condition of a piece and its authenticity are key to a fruitful and safe investment. At Ancienne we take great care to preserve the original state of our watches. We don’t substitute parts, restore dials, or polish watch cases too intensively, in order to preserve the essence of the original piece.


Each and every watch we sell is not only valuable but also difficult to acquire, which is why we are always open to repurchasing watches we’ve previously sold. Owing to the continued growth of the international collectors market, it has happened, on numerous occasions, that Ancienne has repurchased a watch at a higher price than that for which it was previously sold.