Julien’s Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house to the stars, hosted a three day massive auction of Marilyn Monroe’s personal and career items which began on Thursday, November 17, 2016 and ended this evening, November 19, 2016. The three-day auction event raised nearly $11 million. Marilyn Monroe’s Blancpain Platinum and Diamond watch was won in a bid by the Blancpain company, bringing the watch back to its original home in Switzerland. The watch sold for $225,000.
Marc A. Hayek, Blancpain President & CEO, says, “We are thrilled to have this exceptional timepiece, which was once owned by America’s most iconic star, return to its original home in Switzerland.”
Julien’s Auctions added another world record to their list when the iconic “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 when she famously sang to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York sold for the record price of $4.81 million to Ripley’s Believe it or Not.