The rarest icons of luxury and fashion will be put up for auction on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of January in Monaco. Objects of desire in the viewfinder!
“ A most rare jewel from Lalique which will symbolise the meticulous quality which presided as a value over the selection of 600, 700 pieces of jewellery proposed in this new sale” declared François Tajan, deputy chairman of Artcurial. The new sale organised by the house definitely has a lot to get collectors of icons excited. Not only do the prestigious Artcurial sales attract a number of the most active of collections, they also attract a strong reputation. Many iconic pieces of fashion and art are often put up for auction.
The January sales will thus gather strong creations from the jewellers and watchmakers of the Place Vendôme, next to wild and funky versions of the iconic Kelly and Birkin – Hermès Winter Collection. Amongst the watches offered, a Rolex Padellone, réf 8171 – the first watch equipped with a calendar, imagined in the 1950s.
“A selection of timepieces from the 18th century to today, of which an important part are enamelled watches and watches made for the Chinese market, coming from a private collection which will attract a large number of connoisseurs, without forgetting the dynamic of vintage watches from Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet” says Marie Sanna-Legrand, director of Collector Timepieces.
Jewels side – gems are given the spotlight this season. Blue-green, green-yellow, pink diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, spinel… The most iconic names of the Place Vendôme will be under the hammer. Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels but also jewels signed César and Arman! The most sought-after piece is an opal choker – estimate? Between € 150,000 – 200,000.
The 14th, 15th, and 16th of January will also see unusual but exquisite versions of the Hermès Birkin and Kelly that will be sure to attract a crowd. The audacity of the pieces intensely magnifies these icons of leatherwork. The Kelly retourné 32 in Tauriollon Clémence Blue Thalassa, Indigo, Denim Blue, or Etoupe.. Or the Birkin 35 Braise Crocodile.. So many pieces to acquire if not to visit during the Art Curial exhibition. In Paris, the 19th and 20th December. Then, pieces will fly off for the salons of the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo to be exposed on the 12th and 14th January before their much awaited sale.