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A Stellar September 2018 Auction Calendar

Ask any car enthusiast and they will tell you the Goodwood Revival is just around the corner; and of course the annual Revival sale and all of the commotion and anticipation that comes with it. It’s a truly English affair in the automotive space this month; expect Goodwood and RM Sotheby’s: London to dominate the car sales.

It doesn’t stop with luxury cars. Scroll down to discover a host of jewelry, watch and fine art sales along with our featured auctions to wet your appetite:

RM Sotheby’s: London

5th September – London, England

September 2018 Auction Calendar

RM Sotheby’s hail this as one of the most successful sales on the European calendar since 2007, and for good reason. The sale is set in the stylish and affluent area of Knightsbridge and features an array of modern supercars combined with highly important and desirable classics. The top lot falls into this category and sees yet another Aston Martin set to fetch millions.

The 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT has silver screen prowess after being the star of the British comedy crime caper, the Wrong Arm of the Law (1963). Peter Sellers is believed to have been the owner and it is one of only 75 DB4GT’s originally built. However, a car of this rarity and provenance does not come cheap. It is expected to go under the hammer for between $3.8-4.3 million.

Bonhams Goodwood Revival

8th September – Chichester, England

September 2018 Auction Calendar

After RM Sotheby’s classic gem, the Goodwood Revival sale features a modern beast as its top lot. Goodwood Revival is easily one of the biggest dates on the calendar for motoring enthusiasts and draws crowds from near and far. Typically in the motor industry, such a spectacular event comes with an auction to match and the Goodwood Revival certainly lives up to that notion.

So what is the aforementioned beast featured as Goodwood Revival’s top lot you ask? The jet black 2017 LaFerrari Aperta is described by Bonham’s as the ‘ultimate evolution of the ground breaking LaFerrari.’ It is one of just 210 examples made worldwide, giving it limitless investment potential as a collectible for the future. It is offered in pristine condition, with just one owner and less than 510 kilometers on the clock. All of these factors contribute to a price estimate of between $6.4 million – $8.3 million.

Bonhams Watches & Wristwatches

11th September – London, England

September 2018 Auction Calendar

Here we see yet another featured auction coming out of Knightsbridge. From Rolex’s to rare Tag Heuer’s this sale incorporates a diverse array of timepieces for collectors and horologists to get excited about. Judging from the auction preview the standout piece will be the Faberge limited edition platinum and titanium manual tourbillon wristwatch.

Production of the limited edition version was limited to 30 pieces, 15 of which were platinum; leading Bonham’s to describe the timepiece as ‘fine and rare’. The Faberge also comes with a matching pair of 18K white gold and diamond cuff links. The sale is estimated to fall between $38,000 and $51,000 when the hammer falls on the 11th September.

 See the full list of auction dates below:

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryStart DateEnd DateLocationURL
WineHeritageFine WineSeptember 15, 2018September 15, 2018Beverley Hills, CAhttps://goo.gl/Gjp1Hp
Luxury AccessoriesHeritageLuxury HandbagsSeptember 28, 2018September 30, 2018Beverley Hills, CAhttps://goo.gl/U5qa35
BooksHeritageBooksSeptember 14, 2018September 15, 2018Dallas, TXhttps://goo.gl/2N2Ua8
Fine & Decorative ArtsHeritageFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 22, 2018September 23, 2018Dallas, TXhttps://goo.gl/rstXcy
Americana & PoliticalHeritageMemorabilliaSeptember 25, 2018September 26, 2018Dallas, TXhttps://goo.gl/DF5uFZ
Finest and Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine WineSeptember 29, 2018-Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/cYk9tF
Finest and Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine WineSeptember 30, 2018-Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/cYk9tF
Jewels & JadeiteBonhamsJewellery & WatchesSeptember 19, 2018-Hong Konghttps://goo.gl/q7HztX
Las Vegas 2018Barrett JacksonLuxury CarsSeptember 27, 2018September 29, 2018Las Vegas, NVhttps://goo.gl/V6ub6g
RM Sotheby's: LondonSotheby'sLuxury CarsSeptember 5, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/nCv614
Irish ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 11, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/qvpQez
WineChristie'sFine WineSeptember 13, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/jUPfjs
Made in BritainSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 18, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/Cb6sar
The Collection of PerfectionSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 19, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/cYk9tF
Yellow Ball: The Frank and Lorna Dunphy CollectionSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 20, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/gNPVKg
Fine TimepiecesSotheby'sJewellery & WatchesSeptember 25, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/n5vgop
Prints & MultiplesSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 26, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/AXzUyF
InteriorsChristie'sFurnitureSeptember 12, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/Gu2TNn
Prints and MultiplesChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 20, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/rQyFaY
Watches and WristwatchesBonhamsJewellery & WatchesSeptember 11, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/wAf8FP
JewelryBonhamsJewellery & WatchesSeptember 12, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/6oMxLg
Instruments of Science and TechnologyBonhamsJewellery & WatchesSeptember 20, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/w5uJgQ
Fine JewelryBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 20, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/nsj175
Fine JewelryBonhamsJewellery & WatchesSeptember 26, 2018-Londonhttps://goo.gl/Vj3VjH
CurrencyHeritageCoinsSeptember 5, 2018September 11, 2018Long Beach, CAhttps://goo.gl/LnjXaa
World CurrencyHeritageCoinsSeptember 5, 2018September 11, 2018Long Beach, CAhttps://goo.gl/LnjXaa
US CoinsHeritageCoinsSeptember 6, 2018September 10, 2018Long Beach, CAhttps://goo.gl/qHuQuU
World CoinsHeritageCoinsSeptember 6, 2018September 22, 2018Long Beach, CAhttps://goo.gl/eHM5fx
Louisville 2018MecumLuxury carsSeptember 7, 2018September 8, 2018Louisville, KYhttps://goo.gl/TWY9J8
Finest & Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine WineSeptember 7, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/cYk9tF
Important Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 11, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/gj9eRL
Fine & Decorative Asian ArtHeritageFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 11, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/68MSRD
Fine Chinese Paintings & CalligraphySotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 13, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/7eMZEc
Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 15, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/i95ivw
Finest & Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine WineSeptember 22, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/cYk9tF
The Air and Space SaleBonhamsMemorabilliaSeptember 26, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/HT5fQi
New NowPhillipsFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 26, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/zqGNCL
HOME & InteriorsBonhamsFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 26, 2018-New York, NYhttps://goo.gl/3LR1fz
Old Master Copies OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 5, 2018-Onlinehttps://goo.gl/15Q9mg
Yellow Ball: The Frank and Lorna Dunphy Collection OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 11, 2018-Onlinehttps://goo.gl/RxLrtp
First OpenChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 14, 2018September 20, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/Qxo4Qq
Christie's Wine OnlineChristie'sFine WineSeptember 25, 2018October 9, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/Qxo4Qq
Christie's Jewels OnlineChristie'sJewellery & WatchesSeptember 25, 2018October 4, 2018Online https://goo.gl/Qxo4Qq
First Open | ShanghaiChristie'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 21, 2018-Shanghaihttps://goo.gl/EQAuBF
20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale)Christie'sFine Art and AntiquesSeptember 21, 2018-Shanghai https://goo.gl/fBRbHv

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The Investment Value of Crowd-funded Watch Brands

Everybody likes finding a diamond in the rough. There’s a certain thrill attached to being ahead of the curve. The Alternative Investment Market is defined by its runaway success stories, with the majority of stakes that result in nothing but a zero balance being written off as excusable flights of fancy, what about crowd-funded watch brands in particular?

crowd-funded watch brandsImage Courtesy of Kickstarter

Non-Traditional Emergence

The last couple of years have seen a stunning rise in the number of emergent watchmaking brands rolling out their initial products on crowd funding platforms such as Kickstarter. It is, in short, an investment minefield. So, just what is the investment value of crowd-funded watch brands?

Of course, many of us who approach these nascent brands with dollar signs in our eyes are trying to back a lame winner. We’re looking for that brand that actually does what they all claim to, and that’s to offer something of exceptional quality for a reasonable price.

Those scenarios, however, are rare.

crowd-funded watch brandsImage Courtesy of Filippo Loreti

It’s easy to get caught up in jaw-dropping success stories, but it’s often a storm in a teacup.

Successful Crowd-funded Watch Brands

The most successful watch brand on Kickstarter in terms of money raised is Filippo Loreti. Crucially, this brand has succeeded in shoving the notion of democratised luxury down the throats of their customers so effectively that they’ll likely feel full for a week.

But this is not luxury. Affordable luxury is almost a contradiction, and any brand charging around $300 for a watch, has not spent a great deal on manufacturing it well. At this price point, you get what you pay for: A trend; a passing fad; fashionable trash… Take your pick.

Slightly more credible in my opinion, are brands that are at least stylistically interesting and have the potential to become cult classics (see the Nezumi Voiture chronograph below for a neat example). At least these brands aren’t trying to sell you a snowball in a heat wave. Crucially, though, none of these ‘investments’ are likely to garner massive rewards.

crowd-funded watch brandsImage Courtesy of Nezumi

In Conclusion

The temptation to spend less because you’ve been promised more is always strong, but the sheer legitimacy of the proposed equation should never be ignored.

Rolex is still the runaway leader when it comes to investment potential. Industry classics like the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso, the Cartier Santos, the IWC Portugieser, or the Omega Seamaster all have their place in your collection, albeit at a much higher price. As they say: You’ve got to spend money to make money.

And that, if only to a point, is true in watchmaking. True to all investment purchases: Know what you’re buying. Quality costs money, and the best value brands are those with heritage, an excellent customer service track record, and products that a made to stand the test of time, not just record it for as long as they are hip.

About the Author

Fell Jensen is a Swiss-trained watchmaker working as an industry analyst.

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A Collector’s Perspective on The Value of Limited Edition Watches

There’s an undeniable feeling of eminence sired by owning something rare. Scarcity sells and brands have been taking note. But how do these varying approaches mean for appreciation of the value of limited edition watches in the years to come?

Lets Discuss the Value of Limited Edition Watches

Value of Limited Edition Watches

Some major brands like Hublot and HYT seem not to produce anything but limited editions. This strategy is underpinned by ‘total concept luxury’: The price alone feeds into the idea that you need to be super rich to wear one of these pieces, and by being super rich you, like your watch, are one of the chosen few.

The problem from an investment perspective is that these watches aren’t really worth the amount of money charged for them. The ‘average’ consumer in this price bracket wants their watches to be expensive and so the brands gleefully oblige by charging them through the nose for the privilege.

Value of Limited Edition Watches

And that’s totally fine. But it’s kind of irrelevant to those of us with more modest, if not meager, budgets. When mid-range brands do something in limited series, we should sit up and take note, because that’s where the real treasure can be found.

Value of Limited Edition Watches

But what can be said to constitute limitation? Bell & Ross released the Guynemer WW1 special edition in 2017 with just 500 pieces available, and I raced out to buy it because it felt so rare. But is it really that exclusive? Maybe it’s just an arbitrary line that varies from person to person

Value of Limited Edition Watches

What About Lesser Known Brands?

I continued my search for true scarcity, and went snooping around Kickstarter, where I found the Laventure Marine. Created by Clement Gaud, a watch designer with some serious industry pedigree, what I discovered was a handsome piece with admittedly derivative elements, neatly combined in a supremely well-executed package for a couple of thousand bucks. With just 50 pieces of each dial colour available it is truly limited, and an excellent opportunity for appreciation simply down to the fact it’s incredibly affordable.

However, this entry-level bracket is not really where you’d expect to see the huge level of appreciation you’d expect limitation to offer. For that, we must turn back to one of the industry’s ever-present powerhouses.

Omega is renowned for their endless waves of limited edition Speedmasters. The popularity of the brand and its perceived uniqueness drives buyers to frenzy because the general perception is that something like a Speedmaster is money in the bank, leading to the assumption that a special edition Speedmaster is that to the nth degree.

 Value of Limited Edition Watches

The sheer number of special editions and their voluminous run sizes demands discernment on behalf of the customer. Those that do not subvert the norms too much for the sake of cheap thrills are smart investments and are able to take advantage of the value of limited edition watches. With a growing enthusiasm for the ‘Speedy Tuesday’ movement, now is a good time to get in on the mix. At the very least it will make you feel special, if only for a while.

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Breaking 3 World Records in One Watch – The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

2018 has been a breakthrough year for the highest luxury timepiece brands. We’ve seen the world’s first Triple Split Chronograph from A. Lange & Sohne, as well as a dive into unfamiliar territory for Patek Philippe, as they attempt to penetrate the increasingly luxurious young buyers’ market. Now it’s Bulgari’s turn to attract the attention, which they are doing with the unveiling of the newest watch to enter their esteemed collection; the Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic
Three World Records in One

This is a watch that can be credited with simultaneously breaking three world records at the same time: the world’s thinnest automatic watch, thinnest automatic tourbillon and thinnest tourbillon.

The Bulgari takes over from Audemars Piguet’s Reference 2643, which held the record of thinnest tourbillon for an incredible run of 32 years from 1986 until now.

The Finimisso Tourbillon measures in at 3.95mm thick, which is nothing short of extraordinary considering this is a watch that is built for everyday purpose, not just to sit on a shelf for show.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

‘A Distinct Metallic and Mechanical Feel’

The case is constructed using sandblasted titanium, complemented by an ultra-thin, ultra-light titanium bracelet with a triple folding clasp.

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic uses a skeletonized open dial, showcasing all the cogs and movements for the world to see. This, combined with the sandblasted titanium finish give this watch a distinct metallic and mechanical feel.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

Key Features and Price

Probably the most praised aspect of the watch is the BVL 288 caliber, which at first glance is a beautiful sight to behold. It allows for the smoothest of movement on the automatic winding system.

The power reserve comes in at 55 hours, which is standard for the luxury watch industry. It also features a water resistance of 30 meters, catering for the highly popular diving market.

The Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic doesn’t come cheap. It currently retails at $118,000, and although the availability is still unknown, expect a limited supply at that kind of price mark.

Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Automatic

A Baselworld Spectacle

Perhaps it was the striking, mechanical aesthetics, or the slenderness of the world record breaking Tourbillon that caused a stir at this year’s Baselworld.

However, since it was debuted in the Swiss city for the biggest watch show of the year, there has been an ever-growing buzz surrounding this watch, and for good reason.

This is a watch that has been stripped down to its very core. The painstakingly handcrafted mechanics unconcealed, brandished to the world and packed into the thinnest automatic watch to ever grace the planet; and ultimately, it is this minimalistic design that showcases its true beauty.

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The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Reference 5968A

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Reference 5698A was debuted among an array of contemporary design features, in a battle to stand out to the masses at Baselworld.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph

Due to its almost holy name in the horological world, Patek Philippe never fails to stand out. However, it was the aesthetics that gained this piece so much coverage and attention.

Patek Philippe appear to have made a big leap forward in the ever-growing market for young luxury buyers. The Aquanaut Chronograph is without doubt one of the most casual watches ever offered by Patek Philippe.

Key Takeaways

The most distinctive feature of the Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Reference 5698A is surely the rubber orange strap. The steel folding buckle and orange themed dial beautifully complement it, utilizing carroty accents and second hands.

The watch is also available with a black rubber strap to suit the wearer’s preference and features a stainless-steel case on both models.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph

The dial comes in dark grey, which contrasts emphatically with the icy white markers featured on the watch face. The dial has an engraved pattern which emulates the style of the rubber strap, with a slightly rounded cubism style to it.

In terms of the movement, the Aquanaut features a CH 28-250 C caliber movement – the same used in the highly collectible 5980 Nautilus. It features a self-winding chronograph, with automatic winding and includes a power reserve of between 45 and 55 hours.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Reference 5698A has four key features; hours, minutes, date and a 30-minute chronograph; nothing too spectacular for a watch of this caliber.

Patek chose to produce the Aquanaut with a diameter of 42.2 mm (1.66 inches), giving the watch a more subtle, elegant feel. Thus, allowing the orange strap and dial to do the talking.

Price

Considering this is a rubber strap watch, $43,770 may seem like a hefty price tag. And although availability has not yet been specified, the simple, elegant aesthetics and color scheme of the watch dial will likely prove to be a big hit with the younger market.

This, combined with Patek’s prestigious reputation for watchmaking excellence may just make this a collectible for the future.

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Richard Mille Versus Franck Muller

Watchmaking is a constant celebration of craftsmanship, of artisanal skills, and of superior design. To that end, the latest installment in our ‘versus series’ is celebratory match-up between two big – and polarizing – guns. Let’s take a deeper look at the investment value of Richard Mille as well as Franck Muller and see how we can compare the two.

The Investment Value of Richard Mille

Image Courtesy of Richard Mille 

Two Legendary Brands

Both Richard Mille and Franck Muller watches are capable of inspiring a passionate response. Depending on which end of the love/hate spectrum that response falls is really down to your comfort with extravagance, and whether or not you adore or despise the use of revolutionary materials.

 

And to be honest, both of these brands are capable of producing horological heroes and horrors in equal measure. Picking through the morass of options, mad case contours, and crazy colors to find models that might actually appreciate in time is tricky, but I think it’s safe to say that the best chance of long term value retention comes with the pieces that could be considered icons of the brand.

 

It’s pretty rare that the most valuable piece of a brand’s collection finds itself to be a stylistic outlier. Far more common is a subtle variation on a tried and tested stalwart – a strange, or limited dial that adds a soupçon of distinction to the whole affair. Think of the Paul Newman Daytona as a perfect example of a classic subtly re-imagined at the perfect moment in time to capture the public’s imagination.

 

The Investment Value of Richard Mille

Image Courtesy Franck Muller

 

Fortunately for the Richard Mille and Franck Muller collector, this means the best pieces to invest in are actually the most affordable. You could argue that the diamond-encrusted pieces will fare better on the resale market due to the inherent value of the precious stones used to adorn their cases, but their retail prices are so stratospherically high that seems unlikely. The investment value of Richard Mille models should be looked at on a case by case basis. In the case of the Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur, well, this pieces requires enough diamonds to keep a small mine in business. Do all those tiny diamonds amount to a price tag of $1,090,000? I don’t think so.

 

For those readers not familiar with one or either brand, to understand their archetypal look, check out the Richard Mille RM-010 (top picture), which retails for around $85,000, and the Franck Muller Crazy Hours (second picture), which comes in at six grand.

The Investment Value of Richard Mille vs. Franck Muller, In Sum

Despite the wildly different entry price points, there are pieces from Muller that would require the access codes to a subterranean-alpine vault to purchase. The point here is this: Both brands boast an identifiable case silhouette, which is a powerful tool in the world of watchmaking. But the question of which is more unique comes down to components. For that reason I would, with limitless funds, go for a Richard Mille over a Franck Muller. However, if I were looking for a watch to wear with my tuxedo, the Crazy Hours would take the prize every time.

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The Double Split has been a favorite among the watch collecting community for over 14 years now. However, recently announced is the A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split, which is set to reach new heights for the German horological firm. The piece looks set to be an innovative, logical progression of the modern classic Double Split.

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split

The A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split – The First of its Kind

This watch is an impressive step forward for the watch world, and is the very first of its kind to exist. Simply put, the Triple Split is an extension of the Double Split’s capabilities, and is expected to receive the same amount of buzz and plaudits that the Double Split received when it was first unveiled.

How it Works

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split

Essentially, the Triple Split is an extension of the Rattrapante chronograph featured in the Double Split. Before, the Double Split was capable of measuring and comparing the time of two concurrent events, of up to twelve hours’ duration., whereas this updated version can be split three times.

This feature is particularly useful in recording multiple lap times, as it allows the user to “split” hours and minutes, as well as seconds with the press of a button.

Watches rarely have much to compete on besides functionality and aesthetics. So, a world first of this type of horological technology will certainly be noticed in the luxury watch world and can be regarded as a huge leap forward for A. Lange & Sohne.

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split

Details

A. Lange & Sohne chose to use white gold as the exclusive material choice for the Triple Split, offering no other alternatives.

The A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split is on the bigger side, measuring in at 43.2mm x 15.6 mm. This, combined with the fact that they chose to only manufacture 100 limited edition versions of this model further reinforces A. Lange & Sohne’s choice to position this watch as a major statement by whoever chooses to own it.

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split

An Expected Price Tag from the World’s First Triple Rattrapante

A $147,000 price tag was to be expected from the world’s first triple Rattrapante that was painstakingly designed and handcrafted by one of the most prestigious watch brands on the planet. A price this high deems the watch to be exclusive to only the very highest earning demographic of society; rendering the rest of us to be dreamers, merely admiring the beauty from afar.

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Here’s Your Complete July 2018 Auction Calendar

Sotheby’s is set to dominate the headline art auctions throughout the July 2018 Auction Calendar. Both the Old Masters Evening sale and Pre-Raphaelite British Impressionist art sale are in the highly anticipated schedule.

The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival is also set to return. With it comes Silverstone’s classic sale, which should ignite the classic car world and give indication on how the market will pan out into the latter half of the year.

Sotheby’s Old Masters Evening Sale – July 4th

London, United Kingdom

July 2018 Auction Calendar

London Art Week always results in a busy and exciting time for the London art market at the start of July. Arguably the most important and influential auction of the week will take place at Sotheby’s Bond Street auction house, the Old Masters Evening Sale.

Leading the way will be Joseph Mallord William Turner’s stunning portrait, depicting Walton Bridges in one of his highly important series of views of the River Thames. The portrait is expected to fetch up to $5 million when it goes under the hammer on July 4th.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art – July 12th

London, United Kingdom

July 2018 Auction Calendar

An exciting array of paintings, drawings and watercolours are up for grabs at this vastly important midsummer art auction. The sale will offer examples of not only the pre-Raphaelites but also Classical Revival and British Impressionist pieces.

The sale will be led by lot 12 – John William Waterhouse’s enchanting masterpiece, ‘The Siren’. Find out all of the enthralling history and provenance behind this piece here.

Silverstone Classic Sale 2018 – July 21st

Warwickshire, England

July 2018 Auction Calendar

The Silverstone Classic Sale is upon us again and it has some absolute gems up for auction. With plenty of rare, provenant Ferraris, Porsches and Jaguars in the mix, it is hard to pick a real standout contender for the featured lot.

The 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster leads the way in terms of price by a considerable margin, with an estimated hammer price of between $700,000 and $800,000. The car comes with fully documented restoration by a ‘Who’s Who’ of the UK’s leading 300SL specialists and is sure to cause some serious excitement among the classic car enthusiasts at Silverstone.

 

See below for the full July 2018 Auction Calendar:

AuctionAuction HouseCategoryStart DateEnd DateLocationURL
Watches OnlineSothebysJewellery & WatchesJuly 2, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/SL5Zkt
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian BooksSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018London
Old Master Sculpture & Works of ArtSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018London
Royal Orders and Medals from the collection of George, Duke of Cambridge SothebysMedalsJuly 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/kBsXiU
Ancient Sculpture and Works of ArtSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/j2Z97m
AntiquitiesChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/HRJf36
Old Master & British Drawings & WatercoloursChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/XSp8mB
Quentin Blake: A Retrospective Alternative Versions from the artist's personal collectionChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 3, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/zZbrmb
Old Master & British Works on PaperSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 4, 2018London
TreasuresSothebysJewellery & WatchesJuly 4, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/HFbdX7
Old Masters Evening SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 4, 2018London
Treasured Portraits from the Collection of Ernst HolzscheiterChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 4, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/n7QDUs
Gold BoxesChristiesGoldJuly 4, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/MmBmgP
Old Masters Day SaleSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/8pkbyZ
Collection Quidam de RevelSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Parishttps://goo.gl/8XywWc
Thomas Chippendale: 300 YearsChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/Nb7VYE
The Exceptional Sale 2018ChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/xivPFc
Old Masters Evening SaleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/6Poa2i
From Artist to Woodblock: Japanese Prints OnlineChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 5, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/q7UAi2
Jewels OnlineSothebysJewellery & WatchesJuly 6, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/f2e9xV
Contemporary Prints and Multiples OnlineSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 6, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/bVddzw
Old Masters Day SaleChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 6, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/wauxNT
English Literature, History, Science, Children's Books and IllustrationsSothebysBooksJuly 9, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/cF8co7
First Open Online: Post-War and Contemporary ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 9, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Contemporary EditionChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 9, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/SCnzdy
MoMA: Tracing Photography's HistoryChristiesPhotographyJuly 9, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/xa1c5S
The Library of an English Bibliophile Part VIIISothebysBooksJuly 10, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/QgQWCV
Science and Natural HistoryChristiesScienceJuly 10, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/4mTiXy
Finest and Rarest WinesSothebysFine WineJuly 11, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/orVMbt
19th & 20th Century SculptureSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/4DPcqA
Valuable Books and ManuscriptsChristiesBooksJuly 11, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/4p3U37
Victorian Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/k3P18b
The Art of China: New York, Summer EditionChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/8WvRXf
The Art of China: London, Summer EditionChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/jA3i
Phillips x Artsy: Summer SchoolPhillipsFine Art and AntiquesJuly 11, 2018New Yorkhttps://goo.gl/huxC3b
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtSotheby'sFine Art and AntiquesJuly 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/mSMPMx
US CoinsHeritageCoinsJuly 12, 2018July 16, 2018Orlando
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist ArtSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/LgqJT5
19th Century European & Orientalist ArtChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 12, 2018Londonhttps://goo.gl/2zTp8K
Contemporary Art OnlineSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 13, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/KMSNnB
Christie's Wine OnlineChristiesFine WineJuly 17, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/HPvJaV
SportsHeritageMemorabilliaJuly 19, 2018July 20, 2018Dallas
Contemporary Art OnlineSothebysFine Art and AntiquesJuly 24, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/hhY37V
Close to Home: Christie's Staff Art ShowChristiesFine Art and AntiquesJuly 25, 2018Onlinehttps://goo.gl/zjV9Nv
Movie PostersHeritageMemorabilliaJuly 28, 2018July 29, 2018Dallas
20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening SalePhillipsFine Art and AntiquesJuly 25, 2018Hong Kong
Jewels and JaeditePhillipsJewellery & WatchesJuly 28, 2018Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Watch Auctions: SIXPhillipsJewellery & WatchesJuly 28, 2018Hong Kong

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