Week Of Luxury Auctions And Exhibitions At Doyle Begins June 18

Collectors, influencers and fans will converge at Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers for the upcoming week of luxury auctions and exhibitions beginning on June 18. This landmark series of events showcases a dazzling array of Louis Vuitton Luggage & Trunks, Jewelry & Fine Watches, Stage & Screen Memorabilia and Photographs.

Doyle is pleased to present this exciting auction showcasing over 100 lots of luxurious trunks, suitcases, bags and other items by the legendary firm Louis Vuitton. Explore the wide range of rare designs spanning the era of the grand trans-Atlantic liners to the modern jet age. And be sure to take a few ‘travel pics’ at the exhibition! 

Photographs | Auction June 21

Philip Glass and Robert Wilson by Robert Mapplethorpe. Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000

Trace the history of the photographic genre through fine examples spanning early photography to contemporary works. Featured are an important large-scale print by Andreas Gursky and Edward Weston’s Fiftieth Anniversary Portfolio, as well as photographs by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson, Vivian Maier, Robert Mapplethorpe and Karl Struss.

Fine & Important Jewelry | Auction June 23

Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Platinum, Gold, Diamond and Citrine ‘Bird on a Rock’ Brooch from the estate of Sandra Gusky Krakoff. Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000

Marvel at the glittering array of diamond and colored stone rings and stylish jewelry by such prestigious makers as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bvlgari, Oscar Heyman and Tiffany & Co. Among the fine watches for ladies and gentlemen are exceptional examples by Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Cartier, and Rolex.

Stage & Screen | Auction June 24

Bert Lahr (1895-1967) Photograph inscribed To “Harold’/with much affection/Bert” to Harold Arlen as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. Estimate: $8,000 – $12,000

Join fans and collectors around the world vying for original drawings, stage and costume designs, photography, autographs and memorabilia celebrating Film, Theatre, Music and Dance. Highlights include Gershwin and Wizard of Oz memorabilia, original costume drawings by Edith Head, and property from the Estate of Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm.  

Exhibition & Catalogues

The public is invited to the exhibitions on view Saturday, June 18 through Monday, June 20 from Noon until 5pm. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in New York City. Interested bidders across the country and around the world can conveniently browse the interactive auction catalogues and place bids online at Doyle.com.

About Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers

Founded in 1962, Doyle is one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of jewelry, art, furniture, decorations, Asian works of art, coins, stamps, rare books and other categories. Headquartered in New York City, Doyle offers auctions throughout the year that attract a broad base of buyers and consignors from around the world. Doyle operates a network of regional offices and advisors across the nation, including Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington DC.

Come into the beautiful world of Doyle.

UAE based Damac Group acquires luxury Swiss jewellery brand, de Grisogono

Dubai’s Damac Group has purchased celebrated Swiss jewellery brand, de Grisogono. The brand, which filed for bankruptcy early 2020, was identified by Hussain Sajwani, Founder and Chairman of the Damac Group, who became the top bidder amongst several others bidding for the acquisition.

Since its creation in 1993, de Grisogono has created an assertive and highly recognizable style that is expressed through its watch and jewellery collections.

de Grisogono New Retro Watch

De Grisogono has never ceased to produce pieces illustrating the excellence of the Jewellery Art. Technicity, noble materials, extreme attention to detail, use of the latest technologies, top-of-the-range finishes, all these conditions come together in the watchmaking workshops to give de Grisogono watches an exclusive character.

Each creation is unique, while at the same time bearing the distinctive signatures that reflect the spirit of the Swiss maison. Most known for its ‘Creation I’ necklace, which featured the largest D flawless diamond in the world and fetched a staggering $33.7 million at an auction in 2017, de Grisogono is a name synonymous with glamour. The jeweller has adorned many celebrities on the red-carpet including Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

de Grisogono Allegra Bracelet

“Keeping in line with our ambitions to expand our business into the luxury and high-end fashion realm, bidding for de Grisogono came to us naturally. A relatively young, but established brand it has immense potential that needs to be uncovered and leveraged. I believe that with Damac’s expertise and know-how, we will be able to bring the brand to a justifiable success, by strengthening its global development and network”, says Sajwani.

A Luxurious Undertaking

de Grisogono New Retro Watch

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, de Grisogono, was established in 1993 by Fawaz Gruosi. Over the past 30 years, the brand earned a reputation with its signature use of black diamonds.

Shortly after acquiring the Swiss brand, the Damac Group announced the launch of a twin-project featuring a design inspired by the well-known ‘Creation I’ design. Defining ‘The Nature of Luxury’, the project will bring to life the masterpiece that was created by founder, Grousi. 

de Grisogono Allegra Bracelet

Safa One by de Grisogono will feature exclusive attractions such as cascading waterfalls, hanging gardens, and a manmade-beach on the podium level, as well as tropical features spread across the length and breadth of the towers. The interiors will resonate with de Grisogono’s signature style and the essence of emerald across private and public spaces, all adding to the brand’s ubiquitous luxury factor. 

The project will feature two towers featuring luxury, as well as the ‘Prestige Collection’ super-luxury floors.

Paving a Plan for the Future

The Damac Group has been taking interest in expanding their portfolio by adding distressed luxury assets, to turn them over to profit-making investments. The acquisition comes closely after the Dubai-based billionaire purchased Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli in Q4 2019, and most recently winning the $120 million bid to acquire land in the upscale Miami neighbourhood of Surfside where the developer plans an ultra-luxurious Cavalli branded condominium project.

These acquisitions are part of the Group’s vision to extend its global footprints across sectors and geographies. Currently, the brand portfolio covers high-end fashion, luxury real estate, hospitality, and data centres among more, with a presence in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Come into the beautiful world of de Grisogono.

Piaget Opened Its New Boutique In Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles

New Piaget boutique in Rodeo Drive, which opened few days ago, showcase a magnificent facade, a unique interior designed in collaboration with a Californian designer, a new space modularity and an artistic collaboration to revive the Piaget society spirit.

Step inside Piaget’s new Rodeo Drive Boutique. On the outsie, the façade is inspired by Milanese Mesh, their artisanal mastery of gold weaving. On the inside, an immersive experience mixing art convival experiences with exhibitions curated with exhibitions curated in partnership with RAD.

Vitit now to discover the first of their series, modern pop artist Alia Penner and immerse yourself in Piaget’s Rodeo Drive Boutique. Come into the beautiful world of Piaget.

The Winner Takes It All

Tiffany & Co. has crafted the Vince Lombardi Trophy® since 1967. Awarded annually to the winners of the Super Bowl®, it took four months of labor to complete, stands 22 inches in height, weighs seven pounds and features one sterling silver regulation-sized football.

The winner takes it all. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

Sacai designer Chitose Abe collaborates with Cartier on iconic Trinity Collection

Photo: Shoji Uchida

Chitose Abe, the designer of Sacai, and French Maison Cartier have come together to collaborate on the jewellery brand’s iconic Trinity collection. Comprising of six new limited-edition pieces, the collaboration gives a twist to the timeless masterpiece.

Cartier has invited Chitose Abe of Sacai to reimagine its iconic Trinity ring. The collection of six limited edition pieces, brings together one of fashion’s most prolific collaborators – Nike and Dior Men number among Abe’s highest profile hook-ups – with a jeweler who has rarely, if ever, invited clothing designers into its atelier. Abe wears an armful of Cartier bangles – a Love bracelet with diamonds and the nut-and-bolt Écrou de Cartier, included – but it’s her design process of “turning the familiar into something new” that makes her such an inspired partner for the historic jeweler. 

Known for her experimental designs, Abe is known for her experimental style, amalgamating high fashion and athleticwear silhouettes into one. Similarly, Abe’s interpretation of Cartier’s Trinity collection is based on the same concept of individuality and multi-functionality. In Abe’s re-imagination of the icon, two of the original intertwined bands are now extended so that the bands can be worn over multiple fingers. 

Abe exolains the design intent behind the rethink of the Trinity ring, “It goes back to the idea of my clothes. There are many different ways to wear them. I wanted to apply that theory to the design of Trinity – the individuality in how to wear the piece”.

Though almost a century old, the Trinity collection’s legacy has not been lost with time and today, remains one of the maison’s signature items.

Conceived by Louis Cartier in 1924 at the request of French polymath Jean Cocteau, the creation of the minimalistic piece was a bold deviation from the usual overly embellished pieces of the Art Deco era. To conceive something as simple as the Trinity ring, devoid of any embellishments was simply absurd and out of character.

When the Trinity ring was introduced in 1924 it was downright radical. “It was daring for a house like Cartier, well known to supply all the kings and queens and aristocrats of the entire world, to propose such a simple object, so intimate in the lives of our clients,” Pierre Rainero, Cartier’s director of image, style, and heritage, said. “That it could be worn by both men and women, by different generations, the young and also more mature, was something very interesting for the 1920s”.

Photo: Shoji Uchida

Looking back, the contemporary masterpiece was ahead of its time. Comprising of three interlaced bands of yellow, grey and rose gold, the ring has become a symbol of elegance in the world of fine luxury and has also inspired a whole collection of jewellery, all of which make use of the same interwoven bands.

The ring’s persisting popularity through the decades is not only due to its magnificent design, but also to its powerful symbolism. From an emblem of steadfast friendship or a profession of everlasting love – almost a century after its creation, its charm continues to hold strong.

Come into the beautiful world of Cartier.

Harry Winston Opens New Salon In Milan

Harry Winston Milan Salon

Founded in 1932 in New York City, Harry Winston still sets standards in the production of fine jewelry and high-quality watches. From acquiring some of the world’s most famous gemstones, including the Jonker, Hope, Winston Legacy and Winston Blue diamonds, to jeweling Hollywood’s leading ladies on the red carpet, Harry Winston has been a symbol of the best there is for more than eight decades.

Today the legendary ‘King of Diamonds’ and international luxury brand, announces the opening of its new retail salon in Milan, Italy. The salon is located in Via Montenapoleone, one of the most prestigious and noble shopping centers in the world. It houses Harry Winston’s exquisite jewelry and watch collections, including the finest diamonds and rarest gemstones available today.

The new, 3,821-square-foot salon is designed to reflect the elegance and intimacy of a private property. The house’s signature color palette of soft taupe and gray is used throughout, complementing classic Winston elements such as custom-made lacquers, bronze accents, and antique bronze furniture with immaculate marble floors and bespoke crystal chandeliers.

The interior design consists of special galleries for bridal fashions and collections that highlight the breadth of Harry Winston’s exceptional offer while offering customers the very personal shopping experience known to the house. Private showrooms provide the ideal environment for a discreet and truly luxurious shopping experience. Come into the beautiful world of Harry Winston.

Harry Winston
Via Montenapoleone 14
20121 Milano
Italy

Harry Winston opens a new boutique in Beijing

Harry Winston, the legendary ‘King of Diamonds’, and international luxury brand, announces the opening of its second retail salon in Beijing, China.  Located inside the China World Trade Center, the new 461-square meter salon will showcase the breadth of Harry Winston’s unparalleled jewelry and timepiece collections, including the rarest diamonds and gemstones available today.

The opening of our new China World Trade Center salon marks the House’s second location in Beijing and our sixth in China. Beijing, an epicenter for fashion and luxury, is an incredibly important market for the House. This salon will be our second largest in China, and through this opening, we are excited to have a larger presence in the city.

Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc.

Designed to capture the elegance and intimacy of a private estate, the impressive two-story space, with entrances accessible from both the ground floor and basement level, includes classic Winston elements. Past the ornate gilded entryway, guests will enter a grand marble foyer decorated with the House’s signature black and white starburst motif.

Throughout the interior, the House’s signature soft taupe and grey color palette serves as the perfect complement to custom designed lacquer, antique bronze furniture, and bespoke crystal chandeliers. Three private selling rooms provide the ideal environment for a discreet and truly luxurious shopping experience.

The basement level features a dedicated bridal area, accented with hand-beaded silk walls, that displays the breadth of Harry Winston’s exceptional engagement and wedding jewelry offering. A grand staircase leads up to the first floor where a special gallery for the House’s unique high jewelry collections highlights Harry Winston’s legacy of expert craftsmanship and innovative design.

Explore more detail of the Harry Winston Beijing China World Mall and schedule an appointment. Come into the beautiful world of Harry Winston.

Force 10 Winch

French Maison Fred draws for its 55th anniversary its Force 10 bracelet on its creative energy to infuse Force 10 Winch, a jewelry line for men inspired by the iconic cable, showing a new interpretation of the original two-tone signature of steel and gold.

Marked by the creative audacity that distinguishes the Fred style, Force 10 Winch is inspired by its older sibling’s characteristics, in a line of 18 pieces that are imbued with all of Force 10’s versatility. The Force 10 Winch line blends the sporting values and powerful personality of Force 10 with confident, contemporary, masculine cues.

Fred jewelry and watches are available at Fred Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful and timeless world of Fred.

Cartier and Islamic Art In Search of Modernity

French Maison Cartier is pleased to share that the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris will host a new exhibition ‘Cartier and Islamic Art In Search of Modernity’, from 21 October 2021 to 20th February 2022.

This exceptional new exhibition aims to highlight the influence of Islamic Art on the Maison’s design, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. More than 500 pieces – including jewellery, masterpieces of Islamic art, and archival documents – trace the origins of the Maison’s interest in eastern motifs.

Come into the beautiful world of Cartier.

Chopard’s accesories for men – and some women

Elegance is a matter of daily details. Discover Swiss Maison Chopard’s accessories selection for men – and some women.

Chopard jewels, watches, tableclocks and accessories are available at Chopard boutique and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chopard.