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Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gross sales Presents a Large Vary of Valuable Choices

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gross sales Presents a Large Vary of Valuable Choices

The much-awaited Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sales is back! An exciting line-up of nearly 20 live and online auctions across all facets of art and luxury will be carried out at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai from April 2 – 9. Here’s what to look out for.

Magnificent Jewels

Live Auction: April 6

Fortune Five
A superb 55.55ct D flawless type IIa diamond
Estimate: HKD 38,000,000-50,000,000

The Magnificent Jewels auction will showcase some of the world’s most sought-after jewels. Among the highlights is the awe-inspiring 55.55ct oval diamond, named Fortune Five, as well as a fine curation of coloured diamonds and coloured stones. Expect to be dazzled by modern and contemporary creations from celebrated brands such as Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, Cindy Chao and more. 

The PHILLIPS Family Collection from Japan

Live Auction: April 4

Sotheby's Spring Sale
Van Cleef & Arpels ‘Rose de Noël’ coral and diamond brooch and pair of ear clips Estimate: HKD 120,000-150,000

For fine jewellery connoisseurs, the Phillips Family Collection from Japan is not to be missed. Sotheby’s will offer a wonderful selection of signed jewels from renowned houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Buccellati, among others. This curation includes both jewellery and bejewelled timepieces, reflecting the American family’s appreciation for alluring high-quality artisanal pieces.

Important Watches

Live Auction: April 7

Sotheby's Spring Sale
Reference 2526, Patek Philippe’s first self-winding yellow gold wristwatch with enamel dial and bracelet.
Estimate: HKD 3,000,000 – 6,000,000
Richard Mille’s limited edition BonBon Reference RM16-01 Fraise skeletonised wristwatch, circa 2019
Estimate: HKD 2,400,000 – 4,000,000

Leading the sale in this category is Patek Phillippe’s first self-winding wristwatch, the 2526, made in 1952, especially for J. B. Champion. Other highlights from this highly-respected Geneva-based watchmaker include the extremely complicated perpetual calendars 5074 and 5970. Other coveted vintage pieces on offer include timepieces from F. P. Journe, Voutilainen and Cartier. Topping off the list is the colourful Richard Mille BonBon Fraise.

Handbags & Accessories

Online Auction: March 28 – April 10

Hermès white matte Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Kelly 25 Retourne with 18K white gold and diamond hardware Estimate: HKD 2,000,000 – 2,600,000; Hermès White Matte Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Constance 24 Palladium Hardware, 2023 Estimate: HKD 500,000 – 700,000
Hermès white matte Niloticus Crocodile Himalaya Constance 24 with palladium hardware
Estimate: HKD 500,000 – 700,000

Fashion enthusiasts can now bid for covetable limited edition handbags from renowned fashion houses such as Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton that celebrate unparalleled craftsmanship and ultimate luxury.

Finest and Rarest Spirits

Live Auction: April 2

Under this category, Sotheby’s is offering some of the finest and rarest spirits including The Macallan 81 Year Old – The Reach which is the oldest whisky that has ever been bottled in history. Other listings include The Macallan 78 Year Old Red Collection, and the Suntory 1962 50 Year Old bottled for Young President’s Organization Japan. The sale offers 212 lots of various spirits, valued at a total of HKD10.6million. The sale is currently open for bidding online and will conclude with the live auction scheduled on April 2 at 11:00am HKT at the HKCEC.

The Macallan 81 Year Old – The Reach 1940
Estimate: HKD 1,500,000–2,400,000

Live Auction: April 2

See Also

Kweichow Moutai aged 80 years 2002 (1 BT50)
Estimate: HKD 180,000 – 260,000

For the first time, Sotheby’s is presenting a Moutai-only dedicated live sale in Hong Kong, featuring over 270 lots of this highly sought-after Chinese liquor. The expansive list includes parcel quantities of “Age Statement” 30- and 15-year-olds, headlined by the ultra-rare 80-year-old Kweichow Moutai first released in 2002. Other highlights encompass the rare early 1980s Flying Fairy and Five Star Bottlings, the iconic “Iron Cap” Moutai from 1987 to 1996, and impressive multiple large formats of up to six Liters. Additionally, over 100 lots of limited and customized editions are also up for bids, including parcel quantities of the Chinese Zodiac-themed Moutai and Hong Kong-themed Moutai, such as the “Special Edition” produced in 1997 with only 1997 bottles available to commemorate Hong Kong’s Reunification with China.

Live Auction: April 3

Puligny Montrachet, En La Richarde 1999 Domaine d’Auvenay (12 BT)
Estimates: HKD 400,000 – 550,000

Sotheby’s will conclude the 2024 Hong Kong Sales Wine and Spirits series with the live auction of “A Remarkable Burgundy Cellar – Finest & Rarest Wines,” on April 3, 11:00HKT at the HKCEC. This auction comprises over 600 lots. Highlights include rare selections from Domaine Leroy, Domaine d’Auvenay, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Henri Jayer.

Discover more about Sotheby’s The Hong Kong Sales here.

Source: Prestige Online

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