JEWELLERY, WATCHES, HERMÈS & LUXURY BAGS
Artcurial takes up its summer residence at the Hotel Hermitage on the Riviera, for the week of 17 to 22 July, in the heart of the timelessly elegant Monte-Carlo. During this period there will be a period of public viewing followed by sales in Jewellery, Fine Watches, Le Temps est Féminin and Hermès & Luxury Bags. Full of elegance and rare lots carefully chosen for six sales of exceptional quality
MONTE-CARLO – « Expect a wonderful series of sales in July. Our reputation in Monaco has al-lowed us to assemble an exclusive selection of collectors’ items. This year, we are also delighted to be presenting a second edition of Monaco Sculptures as well as an exceptional auction by Artcurial Motorcars. Our summer season is looking promising! »
Louise Grether, Director Artcurial Monaco.
Tuesday 20 July at 11.00, 14.00 and Wednesday 21 July at 18.00
The strength of the art market, with the continued success of our Monaco Jewellery sales, has ensured the confidence of our clients. There are over 400 lots featuring the biggest names in Jewellery: Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Fouquet, Marina B. David Webb, Sterlé, Buccellati, along with names rarely seen at auction like Kutchinsky, Gilbert Albert, Verdura and Fouquet.
Exceptional stones will be shining brightly at Le Rocher over the three sales: an extraordinary sapphire from Burma weighing 58.53 cts set in a ring – a unique piece by Chanel and the biggest sapphire that Chanel has mounted in a ring; white, yellow and pink diamonds in a range of shapes and sizes, including a 20.14 ct pear-cut diamond by Cartier and a unique set of emeralds ranging from 3 to over 70 cts in size. The emerald is making a comeback this year, so this is an investment not to be missed!
Artcurial will offer some thirty lots in the jewellery sales from the designer Repossi. This collaboration is a chance to look back at the history of this unique marque, with pieces from their heritage.
« Our sales are all tailored to present a broad spectrum that shows the history of jewellery. Coming from several private collec-tions, there are some notable pieces by Cartier ranging from the Art Deco period to more contemporary times. For example, there will be a rare opportunity to acquire a brooch from the iconic Tutti Frutti range by the jewellery house. »
– Julie Valade, Jewellery expert, Artcurial
Tuesday 20 July at 18.00 MB&F + L’ÉPÉE 1839 Robot-clock in gold-plated steel Estimate: 6.500 / 8.500 €
« Nautilus, Daytona, Royal Oak, Aquanaut, GMT Master, Sub’ date and «no date», our next sale has all the most iconic and desirable pieces of the moment »
reveals Marie Sanna, expert in Fine Watches.
One item to look out for is a crocodile leather evening clutch bag by Hermès, with a clasp concealing a watch with « Art Deco » shutter. This collector’s piece belonged to Jaqueline Delubac, the elegant French actress admired the world over and who remains, according to Vogue, « one of the ten best dressed women in the world ».
Swiss watchmaking will be very much in the spotlight, with a selection of over 40 vintage and modern Rolex watches. A group of 8 Rolex from a private collection will feature a Daytona ref. 6264….the most popular reference model for collectors.
There are other rare reference models on off er including a GMT Master ref. 6542 and a Vintage chrono from the 1930s ref. 2937. Interest is growing for independent watchmakers and F.P Journe will be represented here with a Chronomètre Souverain in yellow gold, and an extraordinary mechanical robot designed by the unconventional watchmaker MB&F in collaboration with the French company L’Épée.
This “Sherman” is one of al imited edition of 200 examples.
Le Temps est Féminin
Thursday 22 July at 14.00
There are plenty of surprises in store in the 8th edition of the «Temps est Féminin» sale: Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Audemars Piguet and, as always, Cartier, whose prices continue to rise for older and vintage pieces… a sophisticated selection of high-quality collectors’ pieces.
Hermès & Luxury Bags
Wednesday 21 July at 14.00
The summer session of the Hermès & Luxury Bags sale is full of colour and includes several limited editions. The iconic trio from Hermès – Birkin, Kelly and Constance – will be available in a lovely choice of materials, with lizard occupying top spot.
An exceptional Birkin 30 So Black bag in matt black alligator is just one of the desirable lots in the sale (estimate 38 000/48 000 €). This limited edition from 2010 comes from the famous So Black collection created under the artistic direction of Jean Paul Gaultier. The fashion house Chanel is also represented with some essential items for this summer!
Monaco Sales 2021 – Artcurial
Jewellery: Tuesday 20 July 2021 at 11.00 and 14.00, Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 18.00
Fine Watches: Tuesday 20 July 2021 at 16.00 Le Temps est Féminin, Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 14.00
Hermès & Luxury Bags: Thursday 22 July 2021 at 12.00
Hôtel Hermitage –Square Beaumarchais – MONACO