Geneva

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Sotheby’s Geneva has played host to bi-annual sales of jewellery and watches for nearly 40 years. In addition to its famous auctions, the Geneva office is one the largest exporters of fine and decorative art to our major sales in New York, London and Paris.

As the major global centre for jewellery auctions, our international team, headed by David Bennett, has consistently enjoyed outstanding results for important and noble jewels, including the jewels of the Duchess of Windsor, Von Thurn und Taxis family, Maria Callas and Gina Lollobrigida. Recent world records set in Geneva include: the highest-ever total for any Jewellery auction ($175 million for our sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in May 2016); the Blue Moon of Josephine, ($48.5m in November 2015 - a world auction record for any diamond at the time, and to this day the record price per carat at over $4 million per carat): the Graff Pink ($46.2m in 2010 - the world record for any pink diamond), and the record-breaking Sunrise Ruby ($28.3m in May 2015).

Sotheby’s watch sales in Geneva continue to attract connoisseurs and watch-lovers alike from around the globe. Sotheby’s made history in Geneva in November 2014 with the sale of the ‘Holy Grail’ of watches, the Henry Graves Jr. Patek Philippe Supercomplication. The one-of-a-kind pocket watch shattered records for any timepiece sold, fetching $24m.

Contact Sotheby’s Geneva to arrange a free and confidential valuation of your jewellery, watches and paintings. Our team is happy to assist you with questions relating to buying and selling with us.

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Contacts

  • Jewellery
    David Bennett
    Worldwide Chairman, International Jewellery Division | Chairman, Switzerland
    Geneva
  • Contemporary Art
    Caroline Lang
    Chairman, Switzerland | Deputy Chairman, Europe | Senior Director
    Geneva
  • Jewellery
    Daniela Mascetti
    Chairman Jewellery Europe | International Senior Specialist
    Geneva
  • Gareth Jones
    Senior Director | General Manager, Switzerland
    Geneva
    gareth.jones@sothebys.com
    +41 22 908 48 59
  • Swiss Art
    Stéphanie Schleining Deschanel
    Senior Director | Co-Head of Swiss Art
    Geneva
  • Jewellery
    Olivier Wagner
    Senior Director | Specialist
    Geneva
    olivier.wagner@sothebys.com
    +41 22 908 48 48
  • Watches
    Pedro Reiser
    Deputy Director | Specialist | Department Manager
    Geneva
  • Old Master Paintings
    Emily Black
    Deputy Director | Specialist
    Geneva
  • Press
    Catherine Allen
    Senior Press Officer, Switzerland
    Geneva
    catherine.allen@sothebys.com
    +41 22 908 48 14
  • Impressionist & Modern Art
    Sara Nateri
    Deputy Director | Associate Specialist
    Geneva
    sara.nateri@sothebys.com
    +41 22 908 48 33
  • Watches
    Mikael Wallhagen
    Director | Senior Specialist | Head of Department
    Geneva
  • David Coriat
    Business Getter and General Valuer
    Geneva
    david.coriat@sothebys.com
    +41 22 908 4883

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