Auction Watch

Roseberys London’s first sale to be exclusively devoted to watches and jewellery looks set to be a good one. Taking place on 5 December and compromising 211 lots, there’s some beautiful jewellery pieces from brands including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari, which will no doubt make for impressive Christmas gifts. We can’t help but be drawn to the watches though – and this 18ct gold automatic Quantieme Audemars Piguet piece is a beauty. Estimated at £5,000 to £7,000, it’s bound to be a favourite. If your budget’s a bit smaller, keep an eye on the stainless-steel Omega Speedmaster. Estimated at £1,500 to £2,000, it’s the same model that was worn on the moon – and if it’s good enough for an astronaut, it’s good enough for us; roseberys.co.uk

Type IIa Diamond Ring

Leading the Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale on 4 December is this oval-shaped brilliant-cut diamond. Diamonds classified as Type IIa, as this is, are the purest type of diamonds in the world, making its $1,400,000 to $1,800,000 estimate look positively like a bargain; bonhams.com

The Art of de Grisogono diamond necklace

Auction news has just made headline news, with the announcement that the jaw-dropping The Art of de Grisogono diamond necklace has just gone under the hammer for $3.7m. The undisputed star of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale breaks all previous records; christies.com

THREE TO WATCH

Fellows Vintage Jewellery & Accessories

4th December – Fellows Vintage Jewellery & Accessories auction: Get your Christmas shopping done at the Vintage Jewellery & Accessories auction from Fellows. There promises to be lots to keep every lady in your life happy.

Sotheby's Icons Auction

6th December – Sotheby’s Icons auction: The Icons auction celebrates the cutting edge of automotive design, putting up for sale some of the world’s most iconic cars from the biggest marques.

Christie's An Evening of Exceptional Watches

7th December – Christie’s An Evening of Exceptional Watches auction: Determined to get in early for your next watch purchase? Don’t miss An Evening of Exceptional Watches.