This special exhibition of Jewelry and Watches from upcoming fall 2015 auctions in New York is on view at RM Sotheby’s automobile exhibition. Alongside Jewelry and Watches, you will find selections from Sotheby’s Diamonds retail collection of one-of-a-kind diamond jewels. The Salon will be open 12-15 August 2015, at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Centre (2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, California 93940).
Sotheby’s Watches will be holding the next sale of Important Watches in New York this December and highlights include this Rolex Daytona Chronograph in 14K yellow gold, reference 6241. Manufactured circa 1968, this watch has become synonymous with style and collectability. Nicknamed the ‘Paul Newman,’ for the famous actor and race-car driver’s association with the watch, the Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona features distinctive color combinations and font to the dial. Over several decades, Newman and Rolex had a (unofficial) relationship, with Newman owning several Daytonas and wearing them in publicity photos and films. Up until Newman’s death in 2008, the actor was continually found sporting the iconic Rolex Daytona, both the vintage and modern iterations.
Chic, elegant and striking in style, Cartier jewels fashioned from luscious colored stone beads have been a common thread in notable jewelry collections from fashion, film and society icons. The first ‘Boule’ ring was created by Cartier for Daisy Fellowes in 1948, with ruby and sapphire beads atop simple polished gold bands. In the early 1960s the design house re-visited the design for the Duchess of Windsor, adding the diamond-set side panels illustrated in the present example. Sotheby’s Geneva sold the Fellowes and Windsor ‘Boule’ rings in 2008 and 1987, respectively. Jewels by Cartier, Paris from the Post-War years have an innate sense of ‘cool’ about them; their bold yet tailored design, often with a hint of whimsy, speaks to the graceful and spirited nature of those they adorn. Alongside the ruby-set ‘Boule’ ring by Cartier, the September Important Jewels sale also offers stylish Art Deco pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels and classically chic diamond-set clusters by Harry Winston. These iconic designs by notable makers showcase both the transformative power of wearing jewelry from day to night and their ability, despite changing fashion trends, to remain eternally stylish.
For more information, please contact:
Assistant Vice President, Specialist,
Sotheby’s Watches & Clocks
T:+1 212 606 7184
Vice President, Sales Director
T: +1 212 606 7392
Vice President, Head of Sales, North America
T: +1 212 894 1400