CHRISTIE’S ANNOUNCES OVER 20 GLOBAL LUXURY LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS DURING JUNE AND JULY
Modified shield mixed-cut diamond of 100.85 carats, D colour, Type IIa. Estimate: US$3,500,000-4,500,000 (Geneva, 22 July 2020)
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti 2009, 3 bottles. Estimate: £35,000-45,000 (London, 28 July 2020)
Patek Philippe. An Exceptional And Important 18k Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases, Ref. 2499/100, Manufactured In 1982. Estimate: CHF550,000-750,000 (Geneva, 21 July 2020)
A Rare, Matte Gris Cendré Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin 30 With 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware, Hermès, 2013 Estimate: HK$1,000,000-1,500,000 (Handbags & Accessories, Hong Kong, 10 July 2020)
COLLECTIVELY PRESENTING OVER 1,500 OF THE FINEST JEWELS, WATCHES, WINE, AND HANDBAGS
WORLDWIDE – Christie’s Luxury categories are pleased to announce the new auction calendar for June and July 2020. The revised calendar includes the rescheduled Geneva, Hong Kong, and New York Luxury Weeks, and a wider offering of live and online sales across Christie’s global sale sites spanning Paris, Hong Kong, Geneva, New York and London. A total of 22 live and online luxury sales are scheduled to take place from June through the end of July, featuring over 1,500 lots of jewels, watches, handbags & accessories, and fine wine with estimates ranging from $500 to $4 million. June will feature three online sales leading into the 19 distinct auctions hosted in July, beginning with Fine Jewels in Paris (8 July) and ending with Handbags & Accessories in London (31 July).
For the first part of the year, Christie’s globally has witnessed unprecedented online engagement with registered clients from 70 countries and new bidders representing as much as 80% for select sales. In particular, strong results were achieved for the Luxury categories with sell-through rates ranging from 89% through 99% and overall sale totals achieving well past their pre-sale estimates. There has been unprecedented participation from a unique visitors and new buyers standpoint: 35% of buyers were new to Christie’s.
Aline Sylla-Walbaum, Christie’s Global Managing Director of Luxury at Christie’s, remarked:
“Christie’s Jewels was the first department to explore the online sales platform when we offered over 900 lots from The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor in 2011, with a sale result of 100% by lot. Over the past decade, we have developed our online offering to encompass thoughtfully curated sales across all selling categories and our client experience has been enhanced to make online buying a convenient yet reliable option. Year-over-year, we have seen an increase in online participation and the value threshold for transacting online and client interests that culminated since March with exceptional results. Recognizing greater client confidence, we are proud to announce the robust sale calendar for June and July to include a strategic blend of online and live auctions across all of our operating regions.“
The June and July Luxury Sale Calendar follows. Additional information will be shared for each auction in the coming weeks. Initial press images can be viewed here and Christie’s global sale calendar can be browsed here.
LUXURY SALES CALENDAR JUNE AND JULY 2020
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS
Handbags & Accessories Online | 9 to 25 June
Jewels Online | 16 to 30 June
Watches Online | 16 June to 1 July
Fine Jewels | 8 July 2020
NEW YORK LUXURY WEEK:
Magnificent Jewels | 29 July 2020
Handbags & Accessories | 14 to 28 July
Wine Online | 16 to 31 July
Jewels Online | 22 July to 6 Aug
Watches Online | 22 July to 5 Aug
HONG KONG LUXURY WEEK:
Magnificent Jewels | 9 July 2020
Handbags & Accessories | 10 July 2020
Fine & Rare Wines | 12 July 2020
Important Watches | 13 July 2020
The Gentleman Sale | 24 June to 3 July 2020
GENEVA LUXURY WEEK:
Fine & Rare Wines | 21 July 2020
Important Watches | 21 July 2020
Magnificent Jewels | 22 July 2020
Watches Online | 7 to 21 July 2020
101 Cartier Clocks | 1 to 22 July 2020
LONDON LUXURY WEEK:
Fine & Rare Wine | 28 July 2020
Important Jewels | 30 July 2020
Handbags & Accessories | 31 July 2020
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had auction sales in 2019 that totalled £4.5 billion / $5.8 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.
Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price – see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.
*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.
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