Watches

Since 2013, under the impulsion of François Tajan, Artcurial has tirelessly endeavoured to develop the collector watch sector, experiencing several years of strong growth and increased international interest.

Directed by Marie Sanna-Legrand and assisted by Justine Lamarre, the Watches Department organises four sales per year in Paris and Monaco. Together with Geoffroy Ader, watch expert, the team offers the finest sales strategy for the most successful results.

In 2016, the department achieved more than 4,5 million euros in sales, a 60% growth, which becomes the highest yearly result ever for the department. Since 2015, Artcurial concentrates its Luxury auctions in Monaco, organising two auction sessions per year (January and July) around departments such as Jewellery, Collector’s Timepieces and Vintage Hermès, making the Principality the essential hub for collectors from around the world.

Marie Sanna-Legrand

Managing the division's auction sales for more than 20 years, Marie Sanna-Legrand was the long time colleague of auctioneer Francis Briest. She participated namely in the organisation and dispersal of large private collections, such as the Olga Carré Collection in 2003 (€20,78 M / $20.57 M including 3 millionaire lots), the Alice Tériade Collection in October 2007 (€10 M / $14.1 M, 100% of the lots sold, lowest estimate multiplied by 5) and the Gérard Oury Collection in April 2009, which included an important set of works by Raoul Dufy. With a strong passion for the watchmaking industry, she becomes head of the department in 2013. Under her aegis, the branch has seen its results progress in a significant manner and break numerous records. She has also instigated itinerant timepiece exhibitions in Monaco, Geneva and Milan, as well as the events in connection with the thematic “Panerai Only” auction, which was held on 8th December 2014.

Geoffroy Ader

Born into a long line of French auctioneers, Geoffroy Ader began his career as a watch specialist in 1995 at Drouot, before leaving for the Geneva auction house Antiquorum. In 2005, he joins Tajan as Watch Department Director in charge of sales in Paris and Monaco.

Geoffrey Ader was appointed European Director of the Luxury Watch department for Sotheby’s in Geneva, where he initiated the first evening sale of its kind in May 2008. Throughout his career, he has dispersed a number of exceptional timepieces: the Patek Philippe “Trossi Leggenda” that belonged to Count Trossi, the first Scuderia Ferrari manager and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s personal Rolex.

In search of new challenges, Geoffroy Ader re-joins Antiquorum in 2015 as head of the digital sector. He is at the origin of their first e-commerce watch platform, Antiquorum Watch Boutique, which he developed to turn his attention to a new generation of Internet collectors.
His entrepreneurial and international profile attracted the attention of Artcurial, with whom he will share his 20 years of experience, becoming the new expert in collector watches exclusive to the auction house.

 

Some recent prices

Cartier. Baignoire, n° 3057912 / 0014, Vers 2000
Cartier
Baignoire, n° 3057912 / 0014, Vers 2000
44 200 €, 19 January 2017
Audemars Piguet. Royal Oak, Vers 1990
Audemars Piguet
Royal Oak « Quantième Perpétuel Automatique », n° C84203 / 354608, Vers 1990
37 100 €, 19 January 2017
Estienne Chavanne. La Vierge à l'Enfant à la colonne, Vers 1640
Estienne Chavanne
« La Vierge à l'Enfant à la colonne », Vers 1640
34 500 €, 19 January 2017
Rolex. « Eagle Al Makhtoum » Daytona, ref. 6263/6265, vers 1973
Rolex
« Eagle Al Makhtoum » Daytona
ref. 6263/6265, vers 1973
186 200 €, 18 July 2016
Patek Philippe. Secondes indépendantes, n°34094, vers 1868
Patek Philippe
Secondes indépendantes
n°34094, vers 1868
39 000 €, 18 July 2016
Rolex. The Ultimate Comex, ref. 1665, n°6193052, vers 1980
Rolex
The Ultimate Comex
ref. 1665, n°6193052, vers 1980
139 400 €, 18 July 2016
Patek Philippe. Ref. 5970 G, n°3049008 / 4438641, vers 2007
Patek Philippe
Ref. 5970 G, n°3049008 / 4438641, vers 2007
102 200 €, 18 July 2016
Rolex. Pre-Daytona, ref. 6238, n°1206473, vers 1965
Rolex
Pre-Daytona, ref. 6238, n°1206473, vers 1965
102 200 €, 18 July 2016
Daniel Roth. Tourbillon double face, n°164, vers 2000
Daniel Roth
Tourbillon double face, n°164, vers 2000
61 320 €, 18 January 2016
Richard Mille. RM011, Felipe Massa Prototype, 2001
Richard Mille
RM011, Felipe Massa Prototype, 2001
AL CA / P03
60 000 €, 20 July 2015
Rolex. Submariner « James Bond » Black Dial, vers 1957
Rolex
Submariner « James Bond » Black Dial, vers 1957
réf. 6538/0, n° 307601
63 880 €, 20 July 2015
Patek Philippe. Calendrier perpétuel, vers 1991
Patek Philippe
Calendrier perpétuel, vers 1991
réf. 3970, n° 2873886
72 480 €, 20 July 2015
Rolex Oyster, Daytona « Paul Newman », dite Ultimate Coffee Panda, circa 1969
Rolex
Oyster, Daytona « Paul Newman »,
dite Ultimate Coffee Panda, circa 1969
336 600 €, 22 July 2014
World Record
A. Lange & Söhne. Zeittwerk Luminous, Limited Edition, circa 2011
A. Lange & Söhne
Zeittwerk Luminous, Limited Edition, circa 2011
N°046/100
115 880 €, 22 July 2014
Vacheron Constantin, circa 1938
Vacheron Constantin, circa 1938
N°264452
46 440 €, 22 July 2014
Rolex pour Tiffany; Daytona réf: 6263, circa 1978
Rolex pour Tiffany
Daytona, circa 1978
Réf: 6263
45 166 €, 18 December 2013
Rolex / Panerai, circa 1940
Rolex / Panerai, circa 1940
€100,930, 23 July 2013
Patek Philippe. Quantième perpetuel, circa 1990
Patek Philippe
Quantième perpetuel, circa 1990
€63,750, 23 July 2013

Upcoming Auction

17 July 2017 — Monaco
Fine Watches

 

Invitation to consign

Le Temps est Féminin
More +

 

Rolex Milgauss, Vers 1958
Rolex
Milgauss, Vers 1958
Ref. 6541, n°412179
109 200 €, 19 January 2017

 

Director

Marie Sanna-Legrand
Tél. +33 1 42 99 16 53

Expert

Geoffroy Ader
Geoffroy Ader

Contact

Tél. +33 1 42 99 20 39

 

Results

5,6 M€ for the 2nd Edition of the Monaco Winter Sales
19-21 January 2017
Press release
Artcurial totals 10 M€ in Monaco
18-21 July 2016
Press Release
Fine Watches
Monte-Carlo, 22 July 2014
Press Release