Modern Collectables

Rare Bert Stern Nudes of Marilyn Monroe Feature in Four Seasons June Auction

Rare nude photos of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe by legendary photographer Bert Stern are included in the June Joyfuls event from Four Seasons Auction Gallery in Gainesville, Georgia, USA on June 23rd 2019. In a very mixed bunch which includes fine art by Alfred Alex Gockel and Elena Bond, limited edition art by Pino, Picasso, Iztchak Tarkay, Ferjo, Fanch Ledan, Gary Benefield, Joan Miro, Marcel Mouly, Isaac Maimon, Henri Matisse, Howard Behrens, Roy Fairchild Woodard,...

Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue Diver’s Watch Re-interpets Classic 1968 Model

The Seiko Prospex Twilight Blue, launched today, re-interprets Seiko’s classic 1968 automatic diver’s model and is inspired by the sunset on the Mediterranean Sea. Twilight Blue comes with interchangeable straps meaning it can be worn with a bracelet or silicone design to suit any style. The main evolution on this new reference SPB097J1 can be seen on the dial and the bezel, as both feature a unique colour combination. Black and blue versions already existed...

Alfa Romeo from 1937 Wins Best of Show at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2019

A glittering finish to the Festival of Elegance 2019 under the motto The Symphony of Engines – 90 Years of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este & BMW Automobiles saw an Alfa Romeo Berlinetta Coupé from the year 1937 take the grand prize. The event, held on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, brings together the finest historic cars and motorcycles for competition in front of an international jury. Rare cars seen at the Festival include...

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auctions Russian Imperial Emerald

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on 15th May 2019 offered a superb selection of pieces, many of which, including a Russian Imperial Emerald, achieved well over their estimates. The Imperial Emerald of Grand Duchess Vladimir of Russia is a pear-shaped emerald of 75.61 carats, with pear, circular and marquise-cut diamonds on a necklace of platinum and gold. On an estimate of CHF 2,300,000 – CHF 3,500,000 (£1.8m-£2.7m) it realised CHF 4,335,000 (£3.4m). The second...
Revelations Craft Fair Brings Contemporary Style to Grand Palais Paris

Modern CollectablesRevelations Craft Fair Brings Contemporary Style to Grand Palais Paris

The Revelations International Fine Craft and Creation Fair is a five-day event being held from 22nd May to 26th May 2019 at the Grand Palais Paris. The event showcases products in categories including contemporary jewellery, metal and glass sculpture, unique pieces, woodworking objects and products and services in the gifts and handicrafts industry. With 33 countries attending, the 2019 edition will be marked by a dramatic increase of international participants. Compared to 2017, twice as...
Swiss Luxury Watchmaker Omega Launches UK Website

Modern CollectablesSwiss Luxury Watchmaker Omega Launches UK Website

Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega has launched a UK website at www.omegawatches.com/en-gb. The site allows customers to browse the entire Omega collection, including the timepieces, NATO straps, sailing bracelets and other accessories. Featured on the website are the Trésor collection for women, starting from £3,390 and featuring thin cases, diamond paving and crown, a range of fabric and leather straps, and a combination of classic design; the Moonwatch for men, starting at £3,640, and including the...
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