Artcurial Winter Sales in Monte Carlo Offer Luxury Collectables from Hermès to Lalique

Artcurial Winter 2020

Artcurial’s Winter sales at the Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo return on the 14th-16th January 2020, offering a striking array of luxury collectables, from fine watches and Hermès handbags to rare jewellery and stones including Lalique.

Jewellery sale highlights (15th Jan) include:

An opal-set Lalique neck plate from the Maurice Rheims collection (estimate: €150,000 – 200,000)
A pink gold pendant necklace made of a square-cut blue-green diamond, a pear-cut yellow diamond and eight pear-cut pink diamonds (estimate: €250,000 – 280,000)
Lalique, Neck plate in yellow gold, opal, enamel and diamonds c. 1888 Estimate: €150,000 – €200,000
Rene Boivin, “ombelle” brooch in platinum, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, c. 1939 Estimate: €30,000 – €35,000.


Artcurial – Lalique Plaque de Cou


“An extremely rare piece of jewellery from Lalique will symbolise the high standards and quality that guided the selection of the 600-700 pieces of jewellery on offer in this new auction in the Principality. It is not only a piece of jewellery to wear but also a collector’s item for its magnificent stylistic daring and exceptional quality of workmanship: a fine tribute to decorative arts and French-style luxury. Nor will fine watches be lacking, with several extremely rare watches (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, etc.) which are sure to appeal to enthusiasts from all over the world.” François Tajan, Deputy Chairman, Artcurial

Hermes Winter Collection sale highlights (16th Jan) include:

The wildest variations of the iconic Birken and Kelly bags along with limited editions and special orders. (More information here)
A Birkin 25in multicolour Swift calfskin entitled ‘One Two Three and Away We Go’ produced in collaboration with British designer Niger Peake (estimate: €15,000-25,000)
A Birkin 35 in Braise saltwater crocodile (estimate: € 22,000-32,000)
A Birkin 30 in Rose Lipstick and Bleu Aztec goatskin of Coromandel (estimate: € 10,000 – 15,000)

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Artcurial Hermes 2018 Nigel Peake Birkin ‘One Two Three And Away We Go’

“For this winter edition, the Birkin Bag will be on show! Whether small or large, this iconic Hermès bag will be available in a wide range of materials and colours. Several limited editions and special orders will also be included in this sale, such as the Kelly Sellier 32 in Calvacadour canvas or the Birkin 30 in Coromandel Rose Lipstick and Aztec Blue goatskin.” Alice Léger, Vintage Hermès Specialist

Le Temps est Féminin sale highlights (16th Jan) include:
A private collection of eight extraordinary pieces including two masterpieces fully covered in diamonds from the Geneva-based Patek Philippe (both with an estimate of €150,000-250,000)
A wrist watch in yellow gold and diamonds dating from the 1980s (estimate: €30,000-50,000)
A high jewellery limelight dating from the 1990s in yellow gold and diamonds (estimate: €25,000-35,000)

Artcurial – Patek Philippe, Montre bracelet de dame

“Our new theme Le Temps est Féminin will be launched with a private collection of eight extraordinary pieces, including two masterpieces fully covered in diamonds from the Geneva-based Patek Philippe, as well as original designs by Piaget, Gérald Genta and Omega.” Marie Sanna-Legrand, Fine Watches Director, Artcurial

Fine Watches sale highlights (14th Jan) include:
A Rolex Padellone, the first watch with a calendar made by Rolex in the 1950s (estimate: €200,000 – 300,000)
A Rolex Comex (estimate: €80,000-100,000)
An Audemars Piguet Royal Oak from 2010 (estimate: €40,000-60,000)
A Nautilus Patek Philippe ‘Jumbo’ from the 1970s (estimate: €40,000-60,000)

Artcurial – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, ref. 15305

“The most discerning connoisseurs will be drawn to this selection of timepieces from the 18th century to the present day, including an important collection of enamelled technical watches for the Chinese market, which comes from a private collection, not to mention the remarkable vintage watches including Patek Philippe, Rolex and Audemars Piguet.” Marie Sanna-Legrand, Fine Watches Director, Artcurial

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