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Gerrit van Honthorst’s The Duet Could Fetch $3 Million at Christie’s

A mustachioed man and scantily clad woman singing by candlelight will be among the stars of Christie’s Old Master Paintings sale in New York on June 5. They are depicted in “The Duet,” a 1624 painting by the Dutch master Gerrit van Honthorst that is expected to fetch $2 million to $3 million. Painted in […]

The Breitling Top Time Watch Worn by 007 and Found At Car Boot Sale at Christie’s

The piece of memorabilia – the Geiger counter wristwatch worn by 007 in Thunderball will be object of interests for collectors around the world at Christie’s Pop Culture sale on 26 June 2013. The Breitling Top Time, first ever watch specially adapted for James Bond, was bought for £25 ($38) at a car boot sale, and now […]

World Record for Any Rolex Wristwatch Achieved in Geneva

Few days ago Christie’s held its Important Watches sale in Geneva which brought world record for any Rolex wristwatch at auction. This ultra rare timepiece, Rolex Ref. 4113 from 1942 sold for $1,161,436. Also Patek Philippe model, Ref. 3448 from 1981 set a new world record with the price of $1,702,044 and thus was the most […]

World’s Largest Flawless Gem Ever Sold for Record $26.7 Million

As we announced, Christie’s has presented at auction in Geneva an absolutely perfect new colourless pear-shaped diamond weighing 101.73 carats. “One of the world’s most perfect diamonds” which can also be the world’s largest ‘flawless’ gem ever was purchased for record $26.7 million by prestigious jeweller Harry Winston, the company which was recently acquired by […]

Benson Silver Spoon Collection at Christie’s

An exquisite collection of silver spoon, collected by Jane Penrice Benson (1915-2004), a highly respected expert and dealer in silver will be offered at Christie’s on June 4. The Benson Collection of 14th and 15th century spoons which represents the Holy Grail for spoon collectors was previously on display at the Oxford Ashmolean museum. The […]

34.64-carat “Princie Diamond” Sold for $39 Million at Christie’s

New record for Christie’s auction house! Rare 34.64-carat pink diamond has been sold for $39,323,750 at Christie’s (more than $1 million per carat). Dubbed as “Princie Diamond” is one of the world’s largest pink diamonds and traces its origins back to ancient diamond mines in southern India. This rare priceless gem was allegedly once owned […]

World’s Most Expensive Rolex at Christie’s Sale in Geneva

On May 13 at Geneva Christie’s auction house will offer at Important Watches sale some of the rarest and most expensive watches in the world. This will be a special treat to scholars, historians and watch collectors. The auction boasts over 100 Patek Philippe Watches and over 100 of the world’s finest and rarest Rolex […]