Sotheby’s Sunday: Discover Extravagant Gift Ideas from Jewels to Watches
With holidays at the helm, we have compiled a selection of unique gifts that are available on Sotheby’s online auction this month. From an astonishing array of jewels for her to watches and pens for him.
The Wish List: Jewellery & Watches Online
Discover a stunning assortment of jewellery, watches and accessories to suit even the most discerning of tastes. Highlights of the sale include a classic gentleman’s Rolex Daytona, an exquisite “Egratigna Chipie” ring by Dior, and a Sir Winston Churchill Limited Edition Fountain Pen by Montblanc.
Milly Carnivora for Dior, Lacquered, diamond and spinel ring ‘Egratigna Chipie.’ Estimate: £6,000 – £9,000
A beautiful statement piece for her. This stunning ring is designed as a flower, decorated with multi-coloured lacquer, set with variously-shaped brilliant-cut and rose diamonds and circular-cut spinels. Signed Dior, numbered 05062950, stamped 750 for 18 carat gold, French assay and maker’s mark, F.Cie with a sword. Spinel mid red, transparent, with typical inclusions visible under magnification. Diamonds bright and lively, estimated total diamond weight approximately 4.00-5.00 carats.
Pair of Emerald and Diamond Pendent Earrings, Estimate: £2,000 – £3,000
Cherish your love with a pair of emerald and diamond earrings for her. Each designed as a tapered drop-shaped pendent, millegrain-set with brilliant-cut diamonds and calibré-cut emeralds, post and butterfly fittings. Stamped 750 on each post fittings indicating 18 carat gold. Diamonds bright and lively, estimated total diamond weight approximately 1.10-1.30 carats. Estimated clarity SI, estimated colour H-I as graded within the limitation of the mount.
18 Carat Gold Diamond ring, Estimate: £4,000 – £6,000
Asking the question this year? This piece would make a perfect engagement ring. Stamped with British hallmarks for Birmingham, 18 carat gold. Diamond measuring approximately 8.2 x 8.2mm, depth not possible to gauge due to mount. Measured with spread gauge approximately 1.90 carats. Estimated color I-J, estimated clarity I2.
Rolex with a Rare Yellow Gold Wristwatch, Circa 1983, Estimate: £7,000 – £10,000
Looking for the perfect gift for him? This present watch is in well preserved condition and is distinguished by its sought after “nipple” dial. Over the years, it has acquired a most attractive deep navy color subtly highlighted by hues of dark grey and purple. The eye-catching patina combined with the fact that the piece comes with a complete set including the original wooden presentation case and guarantee make this lot a very appealing and rare opportunity for any watch enthusiast.
Pequignet, A Stainless Steel Wristwatch, Circa 2010, Estimate:£800 – £1,200
This stainless steel automatic wristwatch with power reserve, day, date and moon-phases would make a unique gift for him. Moreover, the watch features 9 jewels; silvered guilloché dial, brushed chapter ring, Roman numerals, blued steel hands, fan-form sector for power reserve indication, aperture for moon-phases, apertures for day and date; stainless steel case, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws; case, dial and movement signed; with stainless steel Pequignet buckle.
Montblanc: Sir Winston Churchill Limited Edition 53 Fountain Pen, 36/53. Estimate: £20,000 – £25,000
A piece that would make an incredible gift for him. This limited edition was created in 2005 as a tribute to Sir Winston Churchill, ‘this extraordinary statesman, strong-willed man of character and distinguished author.’ The cap is inset with 53 diamonds which is also the limited number of writing instruments created for this series. This is a reference to 1953, the year when Sir Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to Great Britain and was awarded the Nobel Prize ‘for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.’