Under the direction of Marie Sanna-Legrand, with the collaboration of auctioneer Geoffroy Ader and consultant Gregory Blumenfeld, the Watches department brings together vintage and Haute Horlogerie enthusiasts from around the world twice a year for its sales at the Hôtel Hermitage in Monte Carlo.
A key player in the market for vintage sports and professional watches, the department has recorded the highest results for exceptional timepieces such as a Patek Philippe, ref. 1518 Big Arabic sold for €883,000 or an Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 sold for €708,480. In addition, the department selects historical timepieces or those with exceptional provenance, ranging from the Lip of Général de Gaulle to the highly desirable The Bull Collection.
Ladies’ watches are the subject of dedicated prestige sales. The auctions entitled Le Temps est Féminin have become a must-attend event revered by the fashion world. Black Mamba, a Bulgari wristwatch made in collaboration with Jaeger-LeCoultre, was sold for over €430,000. The appeal of wristwatches continues to grow, as evidenced by the successful sale of the attractive Property of a Lady collection in 2021 with 100% of the lots sold.
The department seeks out classic, vintage, modern and sports watches as well as big names in watchmaking such as Rolex, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Piaget and many others for its online sales, which take place throughout the year.
Artcurial’s specialists are at your disposal for free and confidential valuations of your sports, vintage or collector's watches.
The Monaco Auction Week sales, which was held from 16th to 19th July 2023 at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte-Carlo, were a resounding success with Artcurial’s Jewellery, Watches, Fashion & Luxury Accessories, Post-War & Contemporary Art and, for the first time, Design departments all shined on the French Riviera, totaling over €14 M.
On 16th July, Artcurial will once again honour the exclusive partnership between Rolex and Comex. 3 watches delivered to the famous Compagnie Maritime d’Expertise de Marseille will be auctioned, including a rare Sea Dweller ref. 16600 that came directly from one of Comex’s last divers.
On 16th July, Artcurial will auction 120 iconic models during its Important Watches sale in Monaco. An impressive private collection entitled From a collector to another one will be offered for sale featuring exclusive timepieces that are rarely accessible.
Artcurial is back on the Riviera for the summer, at the Hôtel Hermitage, from 16th to 19th July. The Important Watches, Jewellery, Hermès & Luxury Bags and Monaco Sculptures departments and, for the very first time, the Design department, preceded by public exhibitions, will hold auctions with lots selected to appeal to collectors and enthusiast.
Why are the watches delivered by Rolex to the Compagnie Maritime d’Expertise de Marseille from the 1970s onwards so fascinating to collectors?
On 15th January this year, on the occasion of her first watch sale of the year, Marie Sanna-Legrand, Director of Collector’s Watches and Associate Director of Artcurial, brought together all enthusiasts of diving watches and “tool watches” in Monaco for a conversation entitled “Comex, the watchmaking legend made in Marseille”.
From January 14th to 18th, Olga de Marzio, Director of Artcurial Monaco, and the house’s teams have once again taken over the legendary Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo for the traditional prestige sales of High Jewellery, Fine Watches, Le Temps est Féminin and Hermès & Luxury Bags.
For its legendary Monaco Auction Week in Monte Carlo, which took place from 15th to 21st July, Artcurial brought the week's sales at the Hôtel Hermitage to a magnificent close, dedicated to Jewellery, Watches, Hermès & Luxury Bags, Comic Strips and Monaco Sculptures. Numerous records were set and attracting international collectors.
More than just a watch, this Submariner ref. 16610, which was presented for sale at the Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo on 17 January 2022, is above all the tribute to one of Comex’s greatest adventures.
Marie Sanna-Legrand, Director of Watch Departement and and Geoffroy Ader, Expert in Watches, describe a dynamic and growing market, looking for big names and iconic models that resonate.
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