In the lap of luxury — Jewels, watches and wine

Extraordinary jewels, sought-after watches and rare wines — the finest offerings from three departments feature in the New York Luxury Sales from 3–13 June

In a special week dedicated to luxury, Christie’s presents a series of live auctions from the Jewellery, Watch and Wine departments, to take place from 7–10 June in New York.

Led by the Cullinan Dream — the largest Fancy Intense Blue diamond to be offered at auction — Magnificent Jewels & the Cullinan Dream and Christie’s Jewels Online feature a selection of standout antique and modern pieces, including a diamond and multi-gem cuff bracelet, by Prince Dimitri, an Art Deco aquamarine and diamond bracelet, by Cartieran enamel diamond bangle bracelet, by Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co. and a diamond pendant necklace, by Bulgari.

Collectible and sought-after watches — including a stainless-steel automatic wristwatch, Royal Oak A-Series model, by Audemars Piguet; an A. Lange & Söhne fine 18k gold wristwatch, Lange 1 model, Ref. 101.022; a Rolex stainless-steel chronograph wristwatch, Cosmograph, Daytona, Paul Newman model, Ref. 6239; and a Patek Philippe 18k white gold chronograph wristwatch, Ref. 5070G — are among the timepieces that feature in the Rare Watches & Exceptional Complications auction, in addition to a rare and one-of-a-kind timepiece made to commemorate Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic.

Fine Wines and Spirits follows suit, drawing the rarest vintages from cellars of distinguished provenance and the best producers from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and California. Showcasing the exclusive Cuve 38, Champagne Henriot’s limited-edition magnums, as well as rare whiskies — such as the Glenfiddich 40 Year Old and the Macallan No. 6 in exquisite Lalique decanters — the sale offers a selection of wines and spirits for every type of collector.

The much-anticipated luxury sale series takes place from 3–13 June online and at Christie’s New York. Viewings begin on 3 June at the Rockefeller Plaza galleries.