Artcurial Returns to the Riviera for Monaco Auction Week

Staged at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, the event will feature an opulent array of luxury watches, jewelry, bags, and more.

Courtesy of Artcurial.

Held July 6–10, 2024, at the iconic Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Artcurial will once again present Monaco Auction Week, which will see offered a dazzling selection of important watches, jewelry, luxury bags, and more. The event coincides with the fifth edition of Monaco Sculptures, an exhibition produced in partnership with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. Showcasing a curated collection of 20th- and 21st-century sculptures installed at important establishments within the Principality, the exhibition will culminate with the Monaco Sculptures sale on July 10 at 6 p.m. in the Salon Belle Epoque of the Hôtel Hermitage. The exhibition and sale feature works by influential artists such as César, Victor Casarely, and Tony Smith, to name just a few.

An abstract large-scale abstracted sculpture of a type of bird installed in front of a historical building facade as part of Monaco Sculptures, a sale part of Monaco Auction Week.

César, Fanny Fanny (1990). Est. €400,000–€500,000. Courtesy of Artcurial.

New to this edition of Monaco Auction Week, the Automobilia department will present a collection of Memorabilia from Stars‘N’Bars restaurant, recognized as a Monaco institution for roughly three decades, on July 8. Also on July 8 will be the Horlogerie de collection sale, including a powerful selection of important and collectible watches and timepieces. A highlight of the sale includes a 2022 reissue of Cartier’s Tank Asymétrique, which originally launched in 1936 and was renamed in the 1960s “Tank Oblique,” though connoisseurs often refer to the model as “Tank Losange” due to its distinctive shape. It is the first time this particular piece has been presented on the secondary market, and has never been worn.

Piaget set (ca. 1973). Est. €100,000–€150,000. Courtesy of Artcurial.

Following on July 9, Le Temps est Féminin célèbre Piaget sale will see a dynamic range of ladies’ Piaget timepieces. Of the numerous outstanding lots, one of most eye catching is a suite of pieces dated to ca. 1973 commissioned from Emil Keller, a close collaborator of Gérald and Valentin Piaget for four decades, by its current owner. The set is comprised of a manual wind cuff watch, necklace, pair of pendent earrings, and a ring. Together, the set speaks to Piaget’s singular aesthetic and craftsmanship and “Piaget Style.”

Also debuting on July 9 is the glittering Joaillerie sale featuring a diverse grouping of rare and historical jewelry, from bracelets and broches to necklaces and earrings—and including a distinctive Art Deco diamond and platinum bracelet by Cartier with the Renault hallmark.

Hermès Birkin 30 Himalaya bag (2016). Est. €70,000–€90,000.

And finally, on July 10, the Hermès and Luxury Bags sale will see some of the world’s most sought after and exclusive bags today. One of the key standout lots is an exclusive Hermès Birkin 30 Himalaya bag. Comprised of white Himalaya matte niloticus crocodile 11/B and palladium-plated silver metal trim, the piece has come to be synonymous with the brand’s exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

Together, the sales within Artcurial’s Monaco Auction Week will bring together an inimitable selection of pieces across sales and collecting categories, and is a not-to-be-missed event of the summer season.

Monaco Auction Week presented by Artcurial will be held July 6–10, 2024, at Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo.

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