Leighton's September 15 auction in New Jersey and online will feature one of the finest jewellery collections they've ever assembled, with a real emphasis on quality.
Immediately following their Premier Book Auction, Leighton will launch right into the 123 lots of fine jewels and timepieces. Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The sale offers an exciting assortment of men's and women's timepieces, rings, brooches, pendants, necklaces and bracelets set in diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, as well as semiprecious jewels, natural pearls, heavy gold pieces and more, all from local estates and all for sale to the highest bidder.
There's a wide variety of featured timepieces on offer including an 18K Breguet Type XX Transatlantique Chronograph (est. $10,000-$15,000), which is probably the star lot.
Fans of Corum Bubble watches have two excellent options with a rare Corum Bubble XL Jolly Roger Chronograph (est. $5,000-$7,000) and Corum Bubble wristwatch (est. $4,000-$6,000) going under the hammer.
Audemars Piguet offers a slightly more classical look with an 18K gold and stainless steel Chronograph and there's a man's Rolex Oyster perpetual watch (est. $1,000-$1,500) amongst the highlights too.
For those more interested in valuable jewellery, the highlights include: a fine and classy diamond tennis bracelet and earring set, 14.4CTW (est. $7,000-$9,000) and an emerald and diamond ring, 9.7CTW (est. $3,000-$5,000).
The most attention-grabbing piece in the sale however must surely be a pearl and yellow diamond bracelet by Arthur King, 3.2CTW, (est. $5,000-$7,000). The outrageous trinket is not for the faint-hearted, but it is certainly a unique piece that could be just what a collector is looking for.
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