Christie’s Luxury categories are pleased to announce the new auction calendar for June and July 2020. The revised calendar includes the rescheduled Geneva, Hong Kong, and New York Luxury Weeks, and a wider offering of live and online sales across Christie’s global sale sites spanning Paris, Hong Kong, Geneva, New York and London.
A total of 22 live and online luxury sales are scheduled to take place from June through the end of July, featuring over 1,500 lots of jewels, watches, handbags & accessories, and fine wine with estimates ranging from $500 to $4 million. June will feature three online sales leading into the 19 distinct auctions hosted in July, beginning with Fine Jewels in Paris (8 July) and ending with Handbags & Accessories in London (31 July).
For the first part of the year, Christie’s globally has witnessed unprecedented online engagement with registered clients from 70 countries and a new bidders representing as much as 80% for select sales. In particular, strong results were achieved for the Luxury categories with sell-through rates ranging from 89% through 99% and overall sale totals achieving well past their pre-sale estimates. There has been unprecedented participation from a unique visitors and new buyers standpoint: 35% of buyers were new to Christie’s.
Aline Sylla-Walbaum, Christie’s Global Managing Director of Luxury at Christie’s, remarked:
“Christie’s Jewels was the first department to explore the online sales platform when we offered over 900 lots from The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor in 2011, with a sale result of 100% by lot. Over the past decade, we have developed our online offering to encompass thoughtfully curated sales across all selling categories and our client experience has been enhanced to make online buying a convenient yet reliable option. Year-over-year, we have seen an increase in online participation and the value threshold for transacting online and client interests that culminated since March with exceptional results. Recognizing greater client confidence, we are proud to announce the robust sale calendar for June and July to include a strategic blend of online and live auctions across all of our operating regions.“
The June and July Luxury Sale Calendar follows. Additional information will be shared for each auction in the coming weeks. Christie’s global sale calendar can be browsed here.
LUXURY SALES CALENDAR JUNE AND JULY 2020
LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS
Handbags & Accessories Online | 9 to 25 June Jewels Online | 16 to 30 JuneWatches Online | 16 June to 1 July
|NEW YORK LUXURY WEEK: |
Magnificent Jewels | 29 July 2020
Handbags & Accessories | 14 to 28 July
Wine Online | 16 to 31 July
Jewels Online | 22 July to 6 Aug
Watches Online | 22 July to 5 Aug
|HONG KONG LUXURY WEEK:|
Magnificent Jewels | 9 July 2020 Handbags & Accessories | 10 July 2020
Fine & Rare Wines | 12 July 2020
Important Watches | 13 July 2020
The Gentleman Sale | 24 June to 3 July 2020
|GENEVA LUXURY WEEK:|
Fine & Rare Wines | 21 July 2020 Important Watches | 21 July 2020 Magnificent Jewels | 22 July 2020Watches Online | 7 to 21 July 2020 101 Cartier Clocks | 1 to 22 July 2020
| LONDON LUXURY WEEK:|
Fine & Rare Wine | 28 July 2020
Important Jewels | 30 July 2020
Handbags & Accessories | 31 July 2020
Fine Jewels | 8 July 2020