Press release -
Extravagant Christmas Presents: Wristwatches and Jewellery of the Finest Quality
Sparkling diamonds and ticking wonders are front and centre at Bruun Rasmussen's major Live Auction in Copenhagen on 27 and 28 November. Among other items, you can bid on a rare diamond ring from the Argyle mine and one of the world's most iconic sports watches from Patek Philippe.
Rare Pink Diamonds
The absolute highlight of the jewellery auction is an impressive ring with a natural "fancy purplish pink" diamond of approx. 1.05 ct. encircled by white and fancy pink diamonds. The diamonds come from the Argyle mine in Western Australia, which is one of the world's largest diamond mines. Since 1985, the mine has been the only reliable source for the extraction of these precious stones that range in colour from shades of light pink to deep blue violet.
Natural pink diamonds are incredibly rare and represent just 0.01% of the world's total diamond production. Of these, 90% are excavated from the Argyle mine, where less than 50 diamonds weighing 0.50 ct. or more are mined annually. The mine's planned closure in 2020 will in all likelihood mean a great increase in price on these exclusive pink diamonds which are already in high demand on the international market. For the same reason, they are usually reserved for the lucky few. The ring has an estimated price of € 67,000-80,500 (DKK 500,000-600,000).
The Iconic Nautilus
If wristwatches make your own ticker beat a little faster, there are also plenty of temptations to find at this auction. Here we can present, among other things, the coveted Nautilus wristwatch from the Swiss family-owned watch company Patek Philippe. The watch company was founded in 1851 and thus one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. The waiting list is long in the shops for these iconic wristwatches, and only about three people a year get the opportunity to acquire their own example in Denmark.
The elegantly minimalist style, slim watch case and distinctive fluted dial are without a doubt what makes the Patek Philippe Nautilus unique. The model up for auction is from 2009, but it was originally designed in 1976 by the legendary watch designer Gérald Genta, who is considered one of the world's best within his field. The wristwatch has an estimated price of € 40,000-53,500 (DKK 300,000-400,000).
If you would like to get a closer look at some of the offered wristwatches and jewellery, you are welcome to visit our large preview from 21-25 November at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen:
- Thursday 21 November between 3-7 pm
- Friday 22 November between 11 am - 5 pm
- Saturday 23 November between 11 am - 4 pm
- Sunday 24 November between 11 am - 4 pm
- Monday 25 November between 11 am - 5 pm
Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers is one of Scandinavia’s leading international auction houses, and one of Denmark’s oldest. It all started on 6 October 1948, when Arne Bruun Rasmussen conducted the first traditional auction in the saleroom at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen. Today, Jesper Bruun Rasmussen stands at the helm of the family-run business together with the third generation of the family, his son Frederik and daughter Alexa, and the company’s CEO Jakob Dupont.
In 2004, the first online auction was launched, and today the auction house has expanded to include departments in Copenhagen and Aarhus and representations in Sweden, Germany, England, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain, Italy, Thailand and the US. About 100,000 lots are put up for auction each year at the traditional auctions, the daily online auctions and - the latest edition - direct auctions. Here you can bid on everything from art, antiques, modern design and jewellery to books, coins, stamps, wine and weaponry.