Peter Planes


Luxe Auctioneers, Inc
Palm Beach, FL
Toured In
18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27

Peter F.  Planes II is a world-renowned collector, dealer, and auctioneer specializing in rare timepieces, jewelry, and objects of art.

Peter’s industry acumen dates back to the purchase at just age 12 of his first watch at an antique show with a small loan from his parents. His passion was ignited, and he was soon traveling the world as a dealer at top-tier auctions and industry conventions. Along the way, Peter has amassed an enviable collection, a collector’s dream.

Peter authored the first price guide for wristwatches ever written, Vintage American and European Wristwatch Price Guide, which was published in 1984 and quickly became the bible of the industry. Most recently, he was the author of Complete Price Guide to Watches.  

Peter is a life member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, a charter member of the International Watch and Jewelers Guild, an alumnus member of the Gemological Institute of America, and a licensed auctioneer. He is a featured educational speaker at institutions such as the Florida Auctioneer Academy and events like the National Watch & Clock Convention. He is also a regular consultant for many auction houses, collectors, and dealers, and has appeared on Good Morning America.

Peter is a frequent traveler and is always in search of treasure. He can be seen at shows, auctions, and collector meetings all over the world. He is the owner of Luxe Auctioneers, Luxe Jewels, and Royce Estate Buyers in Palm Beach, Florida, where he works with an experienced and passionate team.

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