Across salerooms in London and New York, a highly successful season of Luxury Sales came to a close. An exceptional selection of Jewellery, Watches, Wine and Handbags & Accessories was offered in ten auctions, producing strong results and multiple records.

The top lot of the series was a Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring by Bulgari, which realised US$18,312,500, in the New York Magnificent Jewels sale, which totalled US$69,225,750. The Finest & Rarest Wines & Spirits auction achieved £5,692,476, the highest result for a London wine auction at Christie’s in over two decades. It also produced the top lot for the Wines & Spirits department, with the sale of The Macallan 1926 60-Year-Old in a unique bottle painted by Michael Dillon, which sold for £1,200,000, a world auction record for a bottle of whisky.

Other highlights included a Rolex 18k gold automatic triple calendar wristwatch with star dial and moon phases, ref. 6062, c. 1952, which realised $1,572,500 in An Evening of Exceptional Watches in New York, setting a new record for a yellow gold Rolex, ref. 6062 with silvered dial. The final sale of the series — the Handbags & Accessories auction in London — realised a total of £2,936,500. The highest price of the night was for a 2010 Hermès Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 35 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware, which realised £236,750, and established a European record for a handbag sold at auction.

We look forward to welcoming you to our season ahead in 2019.



Special features


Auction schedule

Wine Online/NYC

  • Auction

    19 November – 3 December

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    30 November – 3 December, 10am-6pm
    4 December, 10am-5pm

  • Contact

    Wine Department
    wine@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2270

Handbags & Accessories Online

  • Auction

    20 November – 5 December

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    30 November – 3 December, 10am-6pm
    4 December, 10am-5pm

  • Contact

    Caitlin Donovan
    cdonovan@christies.com
    +1 212 641 3734

Christie’s Jewels Online

  • Auction

    28 November – 7 December

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    30 November, 12pm-6pm
    1 – 3 December, 10am-6pm
    4 December, 10am-5pm

  • Contact

    Caroline Ervin
    cervin@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2300

    Edward Klopfer
    eklopfer@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2300

Christie’s Watches Online

  • Auction

    27 November – 10 December

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    30 November – 3 December, 10am-6pm
    4 December, 10am-5pm

  • Contact

    Watch Department
    onlineus@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2002

Finest & Rarest Wines & Spirits

  • Auction

    28 November, 10am
    29 November, 10am and 2:30pm

    8 King Street
    St. James, London SW1Y 6QT

  • Viewing

    23 November, 9am-4:30pm
    24 – 25 November, 12-5pm
    26 – 28 November, 9am-4:30pm

  • Contact

    Noah May
    nmay@christies.com
    +44 (0)20 7752 3140

Important Jewels

  • Auction

    28 November, 11am

    8 King Street
    St. James, London SW1Y 6QT

  • Viewing

    23 November, 9am-4:30pm
    24 – 25 November, 12-5pm
    26 – 27 November, 9am-4:30pm

  • Contact

    Keith Penton
    Kpenton@christies.com
    +44 (0) 20 7389 2526

Magnificent Jewels

  • Auction

    5 December, 10am & 2:30pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    30 November, 12pm-6pm
    1 – 3 December, 10am-6pm
    4 December, 10am-5pm

  • Contact

    Daphne Lingon
    dlingon@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2300

An Evening of Exceptional Watches

  • Auction

    6 December, 6pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    30 November – 3 December, 10am-6pm
    4 – 5 December, 10am-5pm

  • Contact

    Rebecca Ross
    rross@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2323

Finest Wines and Spirits, Including The Liberty Hall Museum Collection of Historic Madeira and an extraordinary Collection of Pre-prohibition Whiskey

  • Auction

    7 December, 10am & 6pm

    20 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10020

  • Viewing

    30 November – 3 December, 10am-6pm
    4 – 5 December, 10am-5pm

  • Contact

    Wine Department
    wine@christies.com
    +1 212 636 2270

Handbags & Accessories

  • Auction

    12 December, 12pm

    8 King Street
    St. James, London SW1Y 6QT

  • Highlights Preview

    23 November, 10am – 4:30pm
    24 - 25 November, 12pm - 5pm
    26 November, 10am – 4:30pm
    27 November, 10am - 8pm

  • Viewing

    8-9 December, 12pm - 5pm
    10 December, 10am – 4:30 pm & 6pm – 8:30pm
    11 December, 10am - 8pm
    12 December, 10am - 12pm

  • Contact

    Rachel Koffsky
    rkoffsky@christies.com
    +44 207 752 3164


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