This week of sales was highlighted by great bidding battles at the legendary Hermitage Monte-Carlo hotel. These six successful auctions brought in nearly €8m for the Luxury and Art of Living specialties: Jewellery, Watches, Fashion & Luxury Accessories.
European and international collectors were particularly active, both in the auction room and remotely (on the Internet, by telephone or by purchase order). These results confirm Artcurial's leading position regarding these different specialties and on the Riviera.
For this winter edition, the Jewellery department presented 419 lots that shattered estimates, with a result of nearly €4,2m including fees. The session was dominated by the Marchak ring set with a 5.01 ct diamond, which fetched €240,000, a magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels brooch that sold for €41,600, and the remarkable success of the last lots of the Repossi collection. In total, more than 80% of the lots found buyers. The success of these three auctions is due to the rigorous and diversified selection of the objects presented as well as to the variety of the lots: antique jewellery, artists' jewellery, signed jewellery...
Important Watches & Le Temps est Féminin
On January 17th and 18th 2022, the Watches department inaugurated the year 2022 by betting on exclusivity, presenting two "minimalist" sales of 150 watches. The Important watches and Le Temps est Féminin (ladies' watches) sales featured important results, with a total of more than €3m, including the sale of a Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 5711 for €208,000 and an important Piaget Tanagra watch made of gold, diamonds and rubies which reached €23,400.
Hermès & Luxury Bags
Finally, the Hermès & Luxury Bags sale closed this Monegasque session with a total of nearly €900,000 including fees. The auction, which is always highly attended, was composed by more than 70 lots, including 56 bags created by the iconic Faubourg house. The sale was rich and varied, with many limited editions by Hermès, such as the 2015 Kelly model Prunoir niloticus crocodile, which was sold for €49,400, or a Kelly Picnic 35, in woven wicker and natural Barenia calf, sold for €39,650.