From 19th to 21st, the Parisian auction house will set up shop at the Monaco Yacht Club, designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster.

''We return, following the success of our first event in 2015 enabling us to attain €4.3 million and reach out to a third of new clients represented by 26 different nationalities,'' explains Artcurial's Deputy Chairman François Tajan.

Jewellery: 19th January

No less than 485 pieces totalling an estimate of €4.2 million will be going under the hammer, featuring the crème de la crème of the jewellery world with names such as Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Suzanne Belperron.

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 11.23.03 Buccellati dome ring with a rare-cut diamond and a 15.4ct emerald

A collection from a European family, which accounts for 50 lots of the sale, will also feature. A gold Buccellati dome ring with a rare-cut diamond and a 15.4ct emerald, which is estimated to sell at €240 000-260 000 is a highlight of the collection.

'Le Grand Prix' of the watch elite: 19th January 

In 2016, Artcurial's watch department totalled a whopping €4.5 million, up 60% on the same figure for 2015.

Estienne Chavanne "The Virgin and Child at the Column" circa 1640. Rare enameled gold watch from the Ecole de Paris. Estienne Chavanne
"The Virgin and Child at the Column" circa 1640. Rare enameled gold watch from the Ecole de Paris.

The sale on 19th features 214 lots with a combined estimate of €2 million and will showcase watches from 17th century through to modern day masters of timepieces.

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 11.23.34 Highest estimate watch of the sale is the Milgauss Rolex from the first generation.
Estimate: €90 000-120 000

The best of Hermès savoir-faire: 21st January

The final sale will get underway with a bicycle - a symbol of the distance Artcurial has come since the opening of the luxury department in 2005. Created by in the ateliers of Hermès, this piece has never before been seen at auction and is accompanied by its original wooden box.

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 11.24.04 LE FLÂNEUR D'HERMÈS
Mix-use touring bicycle and light
Carbon, carbon-grey colour, smooth natural taurillon cladding on points of contact
8 speeds

Kelly and Birkin bags will once again play as much a starring role as their namesakes. Artcurial has become synonymous with the sale of Hermès' most iconic pieces of arm-candy.

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 11.24.22 Hermès, Kelly bag, graphite porosus crocodile

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 11.24.48 Hermès, Himalaya Birkin bag
Matte white niloticus crocodile

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