Famed global auction house Christie’s is gearing up for Christie’s Luxury Week November 30th- December 3rd. The preview opening will be on November 30 at the Rockefeller Center galleries. Luxury week will feature over 1,000 items from the Jewellery, Watches, Wine and Handbags & Accessories departments. The live auctions are held December 5th-7th, and the schedule is as follows:
Magnificent Jewels | December 5
The December 5 auction of Magnificent Jewels includes a selection of over 370 lots featuring colored diamonds, colorless diamonds, and gemstones, along with signed pieces by Suzanne Belperron, René Boivin, Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimated prices range from $10,000 to $13,000,000. The auction is led by a rare Bulgari Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring of 8.08 carats($13,000,000-18,000,000).
An Evening of Exceptional Watches | December 6
Thursday marks an Evening of Exceptional Watches, with 160 fresh-to-market lots in mint condition with price estimates up to $1,000,000. Highlights include modern, vintage and sport watches from Blancpain, Breitling, Cartier, Heuer, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Patek Phillipe, Rolex, Tornek Rayville, F.P. Journe and more. The sale is led by An Extremely Fine, Rare and Attractive 18K Gold Automatic Triple Calendar Wristwatch with Star Dial and Moon Phases, Rolex Ref. 6062, circa 1952 (estimate: $1,000,000-2,000,000).
Finest Wines and Spirits | December 7
The final wine sale of 2018 and a finale to the December Luxury Week will be Finest Wines and Spirits. Nearly 800 lots include the Liberty Hall Museum Collection of Historic Madeira, an Extraordinary Collection of Pre-Prohibition Whiskey and rarities from regions of both the wine and spirit producing parts of the globe.
Handbags & Accessories | November 20 – December 5
Over 200 unique and rare handbags and accessories ranging from $200- $90,000 will be up for auction. Notable pieces include holiday ornaments by Hermès, Crocodile Diamond Kelly 32, Matte Vanille Alligator Birkin 30, limited-edition pieces and one-of-a-kind Chanel runway pieces.
Jewels Online | November 28 – December 7
Christie’s Jewels Online features over 350 lots with renowned jewels from Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, JAR, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. Many lots starting below $2,000.
Watches Online: Winter Holiday Sale | November 27 – December 10 & 11
Over 300 watches are to be offered ranging in price from $500 to $150,000. Designers include Patek Philippe, Rolex, Universal Geneve, OMEGA, Audemars Piguet, Breguet and Cartier among others. Following its revival in 2008, Moritz Grossmann is delighted to celebrate 10 years of craftsmanship by auctioning 24 unique pieces from their signature collections.
To learn more: christies.com
Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today. Disclosure: Kimberly is under contract with Casa Del Sol.