Benoit joined Sotheby’s Geneva Jewellery department in 2012.
He holds two Bachelor’s degrees in History and History of Art, a Master’s degree in History and History of Art, and a Law degree from the University of Lyon, France.
A Graduate Gemmologist at the Gemological Institute of America, Benoit travels throughout the world sourcing jewellery consignments, developing client relationships and providing sale support. His passion for the jewels and the provenance with his historic studies led him to conduct researches and write catalogue notes on historic and noble jewels, and to consign aristocratic collections or signed pieces by the most renowned jewellers.
In November 2018, he was involved in the exceptional and historic sale of the Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family, which included jewels from Queen Marie-Antoinette, and set a new auction record for a sale of historic jewels with a total of CHF 53.5 million.