Must-See May 2017 Auction Calendar

Sotheby’s and Christie’s dominate the May 2017 auction calendar covering three major luxury asset classes – watches, fine art and jewelry. Here are the auctions you won’t want to miss!

Sotheby’s Important Watches –  May 14th, Geneva

May 2017 Auction dates
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If you love unique timepieces then this auction is for you. The lot with the top estimate is this yellow gold Patek Philippe & Co Geneve pocket watch with Westminster chimes. It is expected to sell between $6-10 million.

Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Evening Sale – May 17th, New York

May 2017 Auction dates
Image Source: Artnet

Highlights of this sale include a Basquiat offered by collector Steve Cohen with estimates of $22 to $28 million. Completed in 1981, La Hara last came on the market in 1989 at Sotheby’s.

Christie’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale: May 30th, Hong Kong

May 2017 Auction dates
Image source: National Jeweller

Christie’s has brought two unique pieces to this auction, including this 25.27 carat Jonker diamond. It is set to be the top lot with an estimate of $3.6 million

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AuctionAuction HouseVerticalStart DateLocationURL
Christie's jewels OnlineChristie'sJewelry & Watches05/02/2017Online
CollectionsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/02/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/cqJX30b0VXe
Latin America: Modern Art OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/02/2017Onlinehttp://ow.ly/AFf530b0G3f
Latin America: Contemporary Art OnlineSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/02/2017Onlinehttp://ow.ly/N5jt30b0G9D
Old MastersSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/03/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/ya2D30b0VXQ
19th Century European PaintingsBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/03/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/Nxcl30b0W1f
Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare MeteoritesChristie'sMemorabilia05/03/2017Onlinehttp://ow.ly/nrhq30b0DIQ
American ArtHeritageFine Art and Antiques05/03/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/LBY230b0SDu
From Earth to FireSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/04/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/STQH30b0W2m
Arte Moderna e ContemporaneaSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/04/2017Milanhttp://ow.ly/DDGn30b0W3a
Carlo ScarpaChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/04/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/8uBo30b0DN2
Modern and Contemporary ArtHeritageFine Art and Antiques05/05/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/RTkk30b0W40
Picasso Ceramics OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/05/2017Onlinehttp://ow.ly/oKil30b0DSm
Asian ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/08/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/TWrq30b0W4x
Chinese works of artChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/09/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/V4i230b0DWu
Jewelry and WatchesChristie'sJewelry & Watches05/09/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/6dUC30b0DZM
Travel, Atlases, Maps & Natural HistorySotheby'sMemorabilia05/09/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/Ih0i30b0W5t
Lapidary works of art, gemstones and natural historyBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/09/2017Los Angeleshttp://ow.ly/qAjl30b0W6h
Important Chinese ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/10/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/4u0h30b0W6Z
Finest and Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine Wine05/10/2017London
The Julius and Arlette Katchen Collection fo Fine Net SukeBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/10/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/kfZl30b0W8r
Menagerie: An English Private Collection of Chinese Animal CarvingsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques05/10/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/Nax030b0GjL
Fine Chinese ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/11/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/z95u30b0WaE
SportsHeritageMemorabilia05/11/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/Bwhq30b0Wbz
The Jongen-Schleiper Collection of Fine ThangkasBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/11/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/yZor30b0JYw
Fine Japanese ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques05/11/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/3LbB30b0K39
ManuscriptsHeritageFine Art and Antiques05/11/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/wx8I30b0SIv
Chinese ceramics and works of artChristie'sFine Art and Antiques05/12/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/nryn30b0E3l
Illustration ArtHeritageFine Art and Antiques05/12/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/qWyJ30b0WpR
Fine ArtHeritageFine Art and Antiques05/12/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/fsJS30b0Sn6
The Aston Martin Works SaleBonhamsLuxury Cars5/13/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/Ab4r30b0Wr7
Texas ArtHeritageFine Art and Antiques5/13/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/lr5c30b0WrI
The May Sale 2017Silverstone AuctionsLuxury Cars5/13/2017Northamptonshirehttp://ow.ly/bIkM30b0WQU
Americana and PoliticalHeritageFine Art and Antiques5/13/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/bMWF30b0T5H
Important WatchesSotheby'sJewelry & Watches5/14/2017Genevahttp://ow.ly/FGan30b0WAd
Impressionist modern art and evening saleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/15/2017New York
Art of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/15/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/diGA30b0Wsh
Rare watches including a rolex afternoonChristie'sJewelry & Watches5/15/2017Genevahttp://ow.ly/ITKh30b0EbR
Fine and Rare winesChristie'sFine Wine5/16/2017Geneva
Impressionist and modern art works on paperChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/tluL30b0Em5
Impressionist and modern art day saleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/jRke30b0EwZ
An Educated EyeChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017Paris
20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening SalePhillipsFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/6tVW30b0TTQ
Modern and Contemporary African ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/VHMS30b0Wtc
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/GJK230b0HAW
Watches and WristwatchesBonhamsJewelry & Watches5/16/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/4ZRA30b0Wuc
Jackie Collins A life In ChaptersBonhamsJewelry & Watches5/16/2017Los Angeleshttp://ow.ly/vJLP30b0Wv8
Post War and Contempoary ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/FSYO30b0Ww7
Magnificent Jewels and Noble JewelsSotheby'sJewelry & Watches5/16/2017Geneva
Indy 2017MecumLuxury Cars5/16/2017Houstonhttp://ow.ly/HQzq30b0WRD
LaliqueChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/VjsZ30b0EhV
Design Vente Du SoirChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/16/2017Parishttp://ow.ly/3ZzJ30b0Eu9
Magnificent JewelsChristie'sJewelry & Watches5/17/2017Geneva
Post-war and contemporary evening saleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017New York
The English CollectorChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017London
Mingei art of JapanChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017Online
American Art OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017Online
20th Century & Contemporary Art Day SalePhillipsFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/HQg830b0TPd
Impressionist & Modern Art Day SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017New York
DesignSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017Parishttp://ow.ly/D8e930b0Wxf
Diego GiacomettiSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017Parishttp://ow.ly/DE4J30b0WxR
Finest and Rarest WinesSotheby'sFine Wine5/17/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/GIsX30b0HVH
Fine Glass and British CeramicsBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/OEdy30b0K8Q
Antique Arms and armourBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/iLWB30b0KgD
Impressionist and Modern ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/17/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/wLtN30b0Kr0
The Collection of the Late Lord Weidenfeld GBEChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/3tJW30b0EC9
Post war and contemporary morning saleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017New York
Post war and contemporary afternoon saleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017New York
PhotographsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017London
PhotographsPhillipsFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/OZUy30b0TVk
Contemporary Art Evening AuctionSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017New York
PhotographsHeritageFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/VQ5k30b0Wyz
ComicsHeritageFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/APWX30b0Wzq
Indian Art OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017Onlinehttp://ow.ly/rPQT30b0EIx
Picasso Man and Beast: Property from the collection of Marina PicassoSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/Ye7730b0IbQ
Modern Sporting GunsBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/18/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/1oFP30b0KwT
African & OceanicChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/19/2017New York
Latin American Art OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/19/2017Online
Bande Dessine et IllustrationChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/19/2017Paris
Contemporary Art Day AuctionSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/19/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/BJ5A30b0IfU
PhotographsSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/19/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/zCvI30b0ITR
Space ExplorationHeritageFine Art and Antiques5/19/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/uU4z30b0WB9
The Discerning EyeSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/19/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/7Tzh30b0Isd
SportsHeritageMemorabilia5/20/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/6OTR30b0WC4
The Don Scott Cellar: 50 Years of Collecting, Part IIISotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/20/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/w4Ma30b0IRC
Exquisite Eye: Chinese Paintings OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/22/2017Online
Asian 20th century and contemporary art online: paper/editionsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/22/2017Online
Modern and Contemporary ArtHeritageFine Art and Antiques5/22/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/orRI30b0Tdu
19th Century ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/23/2017New York
American ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/23/2017New York
Christie's watches onlineChristie'sJewelry & Watches5/23/2017Online
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental BooksSotheby'sMemorabilia5/23/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/2Oq030b0WD2
American ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/23/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/wgWv30b0J1k
Musical ManuscriptsSotheby'sMemorabilia5/23/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/NILo30b0J6x
Home and InteriorsBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/23/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/UY4h30b0KUR
The world of gold, opals and other phenomenal gemsBonhamsJewelry & Watches5/23/2017Los Angeleshttp://ow.ly/BAja30b0L3s
Watches, Wristwatches and ClocksBonhamsJewelry & Watches5/23/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/Wt2d30b0L6W
African, Oceanic and pre-Columbian ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/23/2017Los Angeleshttp://ow.ly/nWmY30b0LaS
Latin American Art OnlineChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/24/2017New York
InteriorsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/24/2017London
Latin AmericaPhillipsFine Art and Antiques5/24/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/BvRi30b0TXi
European ArtSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/24/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/HbzH30b0WG7
European ArtHeritageFine Art and Antiques5/24/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/ZgD030b0WH2
Modern and Contemporary South Asian ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/24/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/mMxK30b0LjS
Lapidary works of art, gemstones, minerals and natural historyBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/24/2017Los Angeleshttp://ow.ly/9ETo30b0LmY
American ArtBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/24/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/Yt0C30b0Lpe
Latin American ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/25/2017New York
South Asian Modern and Contemporary ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/25/2017London
Arts of IndiaChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/25/2017London
Latin American Modern Art Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/25/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/UPLC30b0J2V
Latin American Contemporary Art Evening SaleSotheby'sFine Art and Antiques5/25/2017New Yorkhttp://ow.ly/fWG730b0J58
20th and 21st Century DesignHeritageFine Art and Antiques5/25/2017Dallashttp://ow.ly/konK30b0WHz
Fine and Rare WinesBonhamsFine Art and Antiques5/25/2017Londonhttp://ow.ly/CoR830b0Ls0
Finest and Rarest Wines from an exceptional private collection direct from octavian vaultsChristie'sFine Wine5/26/2017Hong Kong
Fine and Rare WinesBonhamsFine Wine5/26/2017San Fransiscohttp://ow.ly/YskW30b0LEn
Asian 20th century and contemporary art evening saleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/27/2017Hong Kong
Fine and Rare winesChristie'sFine Wine5/27/2017Hong Kong
Villa ErbaRM Sotheby'sLuxury Cars5/27/2017Italyhttp://ow.ly/4UJX30b0WMa
Asian 20th Century art day saleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/28/2017Hong Kong
Chinese Contemporary UKChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/29/2017Hong Kong
Fine Chinese Classical Paintings and CalligraphyChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/29/2017Hong Kong
Important WatchesChristie'sJewelry & Watches5/29/2017Hong Kong
Asian Contemporary Art Day SaleChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/29/2017Hong Kong
Fine chinese modern paintingsChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/30/2017Hong Kong
Hong Kong Magnificent JewelsChristie'sJewelry & Watches5/30/2017Hong Kong
Resplendent and Glorious - Ancient Temples Amidst Clouds Previously From The Mei Yun Tang CollectionChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/30/2017Hong Kong
Summertime Jewels OnlineSotheby'sJewelry & Watches5/30/2017Onlinehttp://ow.ly/6kyh30b0JA1
Handbags and accessoriesChristie'sJewelry & Watches5/31/2017Hong Kong
The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/31/2017Hong Kong
The Perfect Countenance - Fine Buddhist Works of ArtChristie'sFine Art and Antiques5/31/2017Hong Kong
Adorning the Kings - A Private Collection of Archaic Jade PendantsChristie'sJewelry & Watches5/31/2017Hong Kong
Yongzheng Emporor's Double Dragon AmphoraChristie'sJewelry & Watches5/31/2017Hong Kong
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