Christie’s will host a Luxury Week which will see three spectacular sales take place including: Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits, Including Fine Rioja Direct from Bodegas Artadi and Two Superb Private Collections, Handbags & Accessories and Important Jewels. Additionally, Christie’s will present for the first time, a tailored and bespoke private sales exhibition through which our dedicated team of watch specialists work one-on-one with customers.
From 6 to 13 June, the public will be able to explore our upcoming auctions alongside interactive activities and talks by guest speakers. Given that the Luxury category was the top category for new registrants, accounting for 29% of all new customers in 2017, Luxury Week is the ideal platform to celebrate this interest, presenting the four categories in a relaxed and informative setting. This event will then be followed by New York Luxury Week taking place from 8 to 13 June.
FINEST & RAREST WINES AND SPIRITS: 7 JUNE
- SULLIVANS COVE AMERICAN OAK CASK HH0351, 1 BOTTLE ESTIMATE: £7,000-£10,000
The week of sales begins with Finest & Rarest Wines and Spirits, Including Fine Rioja Direct from Bodegas Artadi and Two Superb Private Collections, taking place on 7 June.
The top lots of the sale are 12 bottles of Petrus 1982 with an estimate of £28,000-£38,000 and two bottles of Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1999 with an estimate of £20,000-£30,000.
To offer our clients something remarkably different and for a charitable cause, Christie’s is delighted to partner with Sullivans Cove, offering one of the few remaining bottles of the world’s best single cask single malt. This bottle has never left the distillery in Cambridge, Tasmania, and has been carefully cellared there since bottling.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the Australian charity The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, whose mission is to keep children safe from all forms of violence. This unique lot will be displayed in our Whisky room at King street.
HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES: 12 JUNE
- HERMÈS, 1996, EXECUTED IN 2009 A RARE AND UNIQUE PAINTED WHITE & RED ARDENNES LEATHER NASA RETOURNE KELLY 35 WITH GOLD HARDWARE BY TOM SACHS ESTIMATE: £20,000-30,000
Following the success of the inaugural London Handbags & Accessories auction in June 2017, Christie’s is pleased to indulge handbag enthusiasts once again.
On 12 June 2018, Christie’s will present a selection of exquisite pieces in the Handbags & Accessories Sale at the London, King Street headquarters. The auction will feature a curated selection of handbags and accessories from the most coveted brands; Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. From the exotic and precious to vintage varieties and sought after limited editions there is something for all.
A collection of iconic artist collaboration handbags will also be offered from famed masters including Tom Sachs. A highlight of the sale will be a 2008 Hermès, Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware.
JEWELLERY: 13 JUNE
- AN IMPORTANT BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND TIARA, CIRCA 1905 ESTIMATE: £140,000-210,000
Christie’s Important Jewels Sale will be held in London on the 13 June and features a selection of exceptional pieces with over 270 items on offer, ranging from important coloured gemstones, vibrantly-coloured jewels from the top houses such as Cartier, Belperron, Van Cleef & Arpels and David Webb, a comprehensive collection of Cartier cufflinks spanning from the Art Deco era to the modern day, and everything in between.
Among the top lots is an Important Belle Époque Diamond Tiara, with an extraordinary provenance; formerly the property of HRH The Crown Princess of Yugoslavia and from the collection of The Princes of Orléans Braganza. This highly elegant, impressive and noble jewel is estimated at £140,000-210,000.
PRIVATE SALE WATCHES: 6- 13 JUNE
- PATEK PHILIPPE 3970J
The Christie’s London Private Sale exhibition will be on view for the entirety of Luxury Week and will enable collectors to see a carefully curated variety of timepieces from the most celebrated watch manufactures. With a great selection including Rolex, Patek Philippe as well as Audemars Piguet wristwatches, timepieces on offer will display vintage classics as well as modern production models with prices ranging upwards of £20,000.
A complementary service, Private Sales exhibitions have grown tremendously and allow collectors to buy and sell outside of the auction season.