The auction will include Rolex's 18k yellow gold and diamond Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust Wristwatch, Audemars Piguet's limited-edition watch released as an ode to ace F1 racer Michael Schumacher, coloured gemstones and creations by iconic silver manufacturers.
Indian auction house AstaGuru is set to auction vintage Indian jewellery, art decorative pieces and hallmark silver collectables at its upcoming online auction on October 26-27, 2021. The show is titled as ‘Heirloom Jewellery, Silver & Timepieces’.
The jewellery section at the auction will feature 50 pieces in traditional Indian and western designs. Some of these include exquisite gemstones, such as natural pearls, fancy diamonds, Burmese rubies, Zambian emeralds and coloured gemstones, as well as rarely found old-mine Colombian fluted emerald beads.
Besides this, authentic pieces in traditional gold jewellery and creations by silver manufacturers of the 19th and 20th century, including Hamilton & Co., Hunt & Roskell, Mappin & Webb, and Carrington & Co. will also be auctioned.
Describing the collection, Deepak Krishnamoorthy, Deepak Krishnamoorthy, timepiece expert, AstaGuru says, “The collection includes pieces like bracelets and brooches inspired by western design movements such as Art Deco. It also presents an array of the most desired and highly coveted gemstones from across the world.”
The auction will also feature limited edition watches from Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Patek Phillippe, ranging from vintage watches, dress watches, as well as state-of-the-art pieces. The collection also includes a rare pocket watch as well as a vintage carriage watch.
The watch from Rolex is an 18k yellow gold and diamond Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust Wristwatch. The one from Audemars Piguet is a limited-edition watch, released as an ode to ace F1 racer Michael Schumacher, and Patek Phillippe’s collection includes a Gondolo wristwatch. It features a platinum case with a silver dial with applied index batons indicating hours.
Though the pandemic has hit several industries, many auction houses in India and abroad have successfully conducted live and online auctions. Deepak feels that this auction will also present a fantastic opportunity for seasoned and budding collectors to explore vintage jewellery and exceptional timepieces under one platform.
“The interest for vintage jewellery among collectors has seen exponential growth in recent times and the upcoming auction, with lots dating as far back as the early 20th century, is a fantastic opportunity to collect beautiful pieces that are a hallmark of Indian culture and aesthetics,” he says.
The auction carries 133 lots for bidders.