Must-See Auctions Dates of December

As 2016 comes to a close, Borro shows you which auctions you would not want to miss before the year ends. From paintings to jewels to watches, you could be treating yourself or a loved one to something special this holiday season.

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels

On the 7th of December, the Magnificent Jewels Auction hits Rockefeller Center in New York. You can view the stunning collection in the first week of December prior to the auction. From rings, to necklaces to earrings, this sale has 319 beautiful pieces to choose from. A magnificent diamond ring is set with the highest estimate, and is expected to achieve between $5-7 million.

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels

Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art

Also on the 7th of December is a sale that features a range of paintings, paper works and sculptures by artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries. It even features a rediscovered masterpiece that is Squelette arrêtant masques, by James Ensor. It was hidden in a family collection for over a century and is now being revealed at this auction. You can also expect works from the likes of Picasso and Chagall.

Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art

Bonhams Fine Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks

On the 8th of December, the ‘Art of Time’ sale debuts in New York, presenting a range of fine American and European watches and clocks. With 139 lots, you can expect to see fantastic pieces from the likes of Patek Philippe, Cartier and Audemars Piguet, along with a wonderful selection of clocks and pocket watches that collectors would be keen to get their hands on.

Bonhams Fine Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks

Rare Watches including Nautilus 40 part IV

255 rare and wonderful watches are hitting the Christies auction scene on the 6th December. The highest estimate is set at $120,000-180,000, for a an extremely rare 18k white gold Patek Philippe wrist watch. It’s an automatic astronomical watch with a sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon, and the time of Meridian passage of Sirius and the Moon.

Rare Watches including Nautilus 40 part IV

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Christies
Sotheby’s
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AuctionAuction HouseVerticalStart DateLocationURL
December Jewels OnlineChristiesJewellery01/12/2016Online
Cufflinks for the Modern GentlemanChristiesJewellery01/12/2016Online
Fine Books and ManuscriptsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/6eSg306bA2o
History of Science and TechnologyBonhamsFine Art And Antiques05/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/wnrD306bE0w
JewelryHeritageJewelry05/12/2016Dallashttp://ow.ly/1fHc306bAk1
Native American ArtBonhamsFine Art And Antiques05/12/2016San Franciscohttp://ow.ly/yoQI306bAni
Photographs: The ClassicsChristiesFine Art & Antiques06/12/2016Online
African and Oceanic ArtBonhamsFine Art And Antiques06/12/2016LAhttp://ow.ly/qqyN306bE9M
EstatesHeritageProperty06/12/2016Dallashttp://ow.ly/8YOK306bEKF
Important WatchesChristiesWatches06/12/2016New York
Modern and Contemporary Prints and MultiplesBonhamsFine Art And Antiques06/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/PwlY306bE47
The Bible Collection of Charles Caldwell RyrieSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques06/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/kXc7306bDcn
Voice of the 20th CenturyBonhamsFine Art And Antiques06/12/2016new Yorkhttp://ow.ly/XLJF306bE74
European ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016Dallashttp://ow.ly/Msb4306bEI5
Lapidary works of art, gemstones and mineralsBonhamsFine Art And Antiques07/12/2016LAhttp://ow.ly/793R306bDWD
Luxury AccessoriesHeritageHandbags07/12/2016Dallashttp://ow.ly/kUyF306bEH0
Magnificent JewelsChristiesJewelry07/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/eDvB306bCVk
Fine Watches, Wristwatches and ClocksBonhamsFine Art And Antiques08/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/iQJ7306bEhP
World CoinsHeritageFine Art & Antiques08/12/2016Hong Konghttp://ow.ly/EgWI306bEFI
WineHeritageFine wine09/12/2016Californiahttp://ow.ly/FULU306bEvt
Arms & ArmorHeritageFine Art & Antiques10/12/2016Dallashttp://ow.ly/S9aX306bEEV
Rock & RollSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques10/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/3aJ1306bDhj
American Indian ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques13/12/2016Dallashttp://ow.ly/pwxZ306bED7
Coins and MedalsBonhamsFine Art And Antiques13/12/2016new Yorkhttp://ow.ly/tDSJ306bEkO
Fine Asian Works of ArtBonhamsFine Art And Antiques13/12/2016San Franciscohttp://ow.ly/LeH5306bEmQ
Fine Printed Books And Manuscripts, Including AmericanaChristiesFine Art & Antiques14/12/2016New York
Animation ArtHeritageFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016Dallashttp://ow.ly/P1GC306bExr
Important JudaicaSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques15/12/2016new York
Israeli & International ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques15/12/2016New York
Kansas CityMecumcars01/12/2016kansashttp://ow.ly/k4ib306bEyu
Boo-Hooray Presents: Post-War, Counterculture & PopSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques01/12/2016Onlinehttp://ow.ly/efYW306bFev
Prints & Multiples OnlineSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques01/12/2016Onlinehttp://ow.ly/JAD3306bFmK
Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques01/12/2016Hong Konghttp://ow.ly/mbnX306bGom
Ancient Egyptian Sculpture & Works of ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques15/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/xJkj306bHVZ
Impressionist & Modern ArtSotheby'sFine Art & Antiques16/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/50ZU306bII5
Living with ArtChristiesFine Art & Antiques02/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/CJeT306bJzO
Magnificant JewelsChristiesFine Art & Antiques07/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/kKBf306bQkJ
The Collection of Chiara and Francesco CarraroChristiesFine Art & Antiques12/12/2016New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/50XT306bQKt
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Maryke wrote about luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.