Rare Russian diamond earrings under offer at Sothebys luxury week in Geneva | Source: Sotheby's

Elevating Luxury to the Level of Art: A Look Inside Sotheby’s Luxury Week

Sotheby’s upcoming Luxury Week in Geneva is a celebration of the finest luxury items. Featuring categories; magnificent and noble jewels, important watches and fashion through time, the auctions showcase the finest examples of jewels, watches, handbags and sneakers.

Running until 11th November, the online auctions offer the chance to buy pieces rarely offered with Sotheby’s saying they’re presenting:

Sales of the very best in each discipline – wonders of nature, treasures of creativity and marvels of engineering, all elevating luxury to the level of art.

Some of the highlights include a magnificent Mouawad diamond bracelet with an estimate of over A$5.4 million, a stunning Cartier necklace and a rare selection of Patek Philippe and Rolex watches.

Fashion aficionados will also find many exclusive offerings including rare Nike Air Jordan’s, Kobe Bryant worn Air Zooms and beautifully crafted Hermès bags.

The Sotheby’s luxury week will also include a state-of-the-art exhibition at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and educational events dedicated to the fastest-growing luxury categories on the auction market.

With such a variety of premium items here’s a look at the highlights from Sothebys luxury week in Geneva.

Sothebys Geneva ‘Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels’

An unparalleled selection of large diamonds, coloured gemstones and iconic designs from the world’s most prestigious jewellery houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier from the early 19th century to the present day.

Mouawad Diamond Bracelet

With an estimate of over A$5.4 million, this stunning piece of jewellery from a royal collection features a pear-shaped diamond weighing 59 carats.

Mouawad Diamond Bracelet
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Cartier Emerald and Diamond Sautoir

From circa 1930, the signed and numbered piece by Cartier can be worn as four bracelets, each approximately 180mm in length. The estimate is over A$854,000.

Cartier Sautoir
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Bulgari Lady’s enamel and diamond wristwatch

Named ‘Serpenti,’ this Bulgari watch is designed as a snake applied with brilliant-cut diamonds, and a mother-of-pearl dial set with single-cut diamonds. The estimate is over A$41,500 with a current bid of A$38,500.

Bulgari Lady's enamel and diamond wristwatch
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Cartier Diamond Ring

From 1934 this Cartier diamond ring features a claw-set, oval-shaped diamond weighing 18.11 carats. Signed, numbered and case stamped by Cartier, the piece has an estimate of over A$563,000.

Cartier diamond ring
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Sothebys Geneva ‘Important Watches’

Both vintage and contemporary timepieces are on display encompassing highly attractive and collectible watches from renowned makers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Cartier. 

Rolex Daytona ‘John Player Special Paul Newman’

From circa 1970, approximately 10 examples are known to have been crafted in 18k yellow gold and even fewer fitted with a John Player Special ‘JPS’ dial. The Sotheby’s estimate is over A$1.2 million.

Rolex Daytona 'John Player Special Paul Newman'
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Cartier Crash Watch

This exceptionally rare 18K yellow gold manual-winding wristwatch was made by Cartier London in 1970 stamped with the makers mark “JC” on the interior of the case back. The estimate is around A$296,000.

Cartier Crash Watch
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ref 15202

Since its introduction in 2012, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak, the Reference 15202 has been one of the most sought-after pieces on the planet. The stainless steel wristwatch has an estimate of over A$110,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
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Sothebys Geneva ‘Fashion Through Time’

Representing the evolution of fashion from the 1970s to present day, Sotheby’s ‘Fashion Through Time’ presents extraordinary examples of the finest craftsmanship from Hermès, Chanel, Nike, Louis Vuitton and more.

Hermes Birkin

This Hermès Noir Swift and Toile Birkin Cargo 35 Palladium Hardware, has an estimate of over A$52,000.

Hermes Bag
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Kobe Bryant Nike Air Zoom

The Kobe Bryant Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 designed by Eric Avar, are considered Kobe Bryant’s first Nike shoe worn by the legendary player in 2004. The estimated price is over A$38,000.

Kobe Bryant Nike Air Zoom
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