In 2014, the total for the Monte Carlo sale was a staggering €14 million and attracted bidders from Asia, America, Europe and Russia.

François Tajan, co-chairman of Artcurial, commented: ''Without any doubt, our strategy of coming to the Principality to present such beautiful items, has captured the imagination of both buyers and sellers. Year after year, this summer sale has confirmed our position as market leaders in France in the area of exceptional jewellery and collectors watches in both France and Monaco.''

The jewellery portion of the sale features an incredible 550 lots from leading names in both antique and modern jewellery, expect to see such esteemed designers as Bulgari, Boucheron, Cartier, Raymond Templier and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 10.36.06 Ring with 22.8 ct Royal Blue sapphire from Kashmir
Estimate: €400 000-500 000

Julie Valade, Artcurial's Director of jewellery, said: ''This year, our collection reflects the history of jewellery by bringing together some wonderful Art Deco pieces, rare from the 1960s.''

Following a new French record of €336 600 set in 2014 for a chronograph Rolex sold at auction, Artcurial's Collectors' Watches department increased its sales by 38% in comparison to 2014.

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 10.36.47 Set of two subscription watches, Breguet, # 8/300, circa 1991
Estimate: €200 000-250 000

300 watches will be at the Monte Carlo sale, including pieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin.

Since 2005, Artcurial's Vintage Hermes sales have become world-known. The Monte Carlo sale includes special order pieces and iconic models in rare leathers and exotic skins.

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 10.36.22 Left, blue abyss crocodile leather Birking bag, 2010, €35 000-40 000
Centre, brown box customised by the artist COPE 2, €10 000-15 000
Right, red ostrich leather, 2006, €10 000-12 000

The selection has been carefully selected by Eva-Yoko Gault, one of Artcurial's Vintage Hermes specialists. Gault commented: ''For the fourth consecutive year, we are inviting collectors to submerge themselves in the world of luxury and elegance 'à la française.' We have selected the best leather pieces, including the iconic and 'must-have' Kelly and Birkin bags.''

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