Luxury - 2024

  • Event date 2024
  • Event location Worldwide
2023 was a standout year for Christie’s Luxury, with global auction sales soaring to over 50% above pre-COVID levels. Together, the four departments — Jewellery, Handbags & Accessories, Watches and Wine & Spirits — totalled $1 billion in sales while continuing to attract the most new buyers to Christie’s.

Led by The Bleu Royal — the most expensive jewel sold at auction in 2023 — the Jewellery department achieved the highest annual global sales total in history. Other milestones included the Pink Supreme which achieved $10,744,186.20 in Hong Kong, the Light of Peace Diamond which achieved $13,635,000 in New York, and the Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower which totalled $11.5 million also out of New York.

Christie’s Watches retained global market leadership, reaching the highest-ever total of $234 million. A highlight of the year was the Patek Philippe ‘Sky Moon Tourbillon’, ref.6002G, which sold for $5,815,300 out of Hong Kong and broke the world auction record for a watch sold online.

Continuing as global market leaders, the Handbags & Accessories department also remains the top recruiter for new buyers with 16% entering through the category and 59% of all buyers being millennials or younger.

Finally, our Wine department has remained a market leader, boasting exceptional results for our single-owner collections, such as the Cellar of Dr. A Botenga: Six Decades of Collecting sale, which achieved $7.7 million and the Private Cellar of Irwin Kotovsky which achieved $3.1 million.

The successes of 2023 were a testament to our genuine passion for the rare and special objects we work with, deep specialist expertise and strategic market knowledge. Our strong sell-through rates — with many averaging over 90% — demonstrate our ability to help our sellers achieve the best possible outcome for their collections.

For more information on buying or selling with Christie’s, contact our specialists to get started.

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