ATLANTA, Ga. — An exceptional array of fine watches and jewelry from the collection of philanthropist and entertainment attorney Joel A. Katz, along with civil rights attorneys and law professors Marjorie and Ralph Knowles, will be the subject of a bid in Ahlers & Ogletree’s Important Online Jewelery & Fine Watches Auction on Friday 18th November.
More than 80 fine watches for men and women, by famous manufacturers, will come from the collection of Mr. Katz. The Knowles estate will present more than 130 lots of fine women’s jewelry and watches, also from famous designers. “Ahlers & Ogletree is honored to work with such notable individuals in the Atlanta community and to offer these wearable works of art in one auction,” said Robert Ahlers, President and Owner of Ahlers & Ogletree. .
Several batches should easily exceed six figures. These will be led by a stunning Vacheron Constantin 18k yellow gold Métiers d’Art Lady Kalla women’s watch, serial number 572002, with hand-wound movement, diamond dial and diamond accented bracelet comprising approximately 30 carats (clarity VVS, colorless) (est $150,000 to $175,000).
A 9.51-carat three-stone and diamond platinum ring, with two oval cut diamonds and one cushion cut diamond (all three GIA certified, with certificates), all set in a cast platinum setting containing six single cuts and 150 round Brilliant cut melee weighing approximately 0.70 total carats, with overall SI-1 clarity and H color, is expected to cost between $125,000 and $175,000.
A lot with a more modest estimate that should still catch the attention of bidders is the Audemars Piguet 18k yellow gold watch, Royal Oak model 1204, with automatic movement, yellow dial, moon phase/date sub-dials /day of the week and a link. bracelet with accented fold-over clasp in 18k white gold, marked on the back of the case (est. $30,000-$50,000).
One Neiman Marcus pendant with 8.00 carat cognac brilliant cut diamond, pear shape, VS-2 clarity, brown color, three prongs set in a teardrop setting in 18k yellow gold and platinum , the setting containing round brilliant accent diamonds weighing 0.55 carats (VS clarity), on an 18k white gold accent chain, is expected to fetch $65,000-$130,000.
A diamond and 18k white gold bracelet, probably Continental, with graduated emerald cut and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 39 carats in total, overall VS clarity and near colorless in color, with graduated baguette diamonds flanked by round cuts shiny, ending in a hidden clasp, should hammer in between $70,000 and $125,000.
A Vacheron Constantin 18k rose gold men’s watch, Malte Tonneau Tourbillon model, hand-wound, silver dial with power reserve indicator/date windows, exhibition dial, exhibition caseback, one setting button on the case and a black strap with 18k rose gold buckle, plus box and papers, carries a pre-sale estimate of $35,000 to $45,000.
A Cartier Jumbo Ballon Bleu 2998 wristwatch in 18k yellow gold with an automatic movement, silver dial, date window and link bracelet with butterfly folding clasp, is expected to fetch between $20,000 and $30,000; while a circa 1979 Rolex GMT Master II automatic stainless steel watch with original weathered black dial and red and blue “Pepsi” bezel, model 1675, with box and original purchase receipt, has an estimate of 15 $000 to $25,000.
A Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace in mother-of-pearl and 18k yellow gold from the “Magic Alhambra” collection, featuring three large, five medium and eight small quadrilobed stations, with a gold chain, is expected to fetch between $15,000 and $25,000 . In addition, a modern 18k yellow gold and yellow sapphire buckle bracelet with round yellow sapphires weighing approximately 30.00 carats and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.30 carats (VS-2 clarity, color almost colorless), carries an estimate of $12,000 to $23,000.
A Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold “Calatrava” watch featuring a gold concentric studded dial with gold Roman markers, a pre-owned auxiliary dial, a synthetic sapphire crystal dial and a polished gold link band should cost between $15,000 and $20,000. Additionally, an 18k yellow gold men’s Rolex watch, President model 1803, featuring a black dial with diamond markers, a President bracelet and a hidden Rolex crown clasp, should fetch $10,000 to $12,000.
A pair of Laura Munder kunzite, ruby, sapphire, diamond and 18k yellow gold earrings with an overall clarity of S1-1 with an H color, as well as an assortment of kunzites, rubies and sapphires weighing approximately 8, 00 carats, is estimated between $15,000 and $20,000. In addition, a floral diamond bracelet set in black rhodium on 18k white gold, with nearly colorless round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.00 carats (overall clarity VS-2) and round black diamonds cut in brilliant weighing 14.00 carats, is expected to fetch $8,000-$16,000.
Online auctions will be available on Ahlers & Ogletree’s Auction Mobility auction platform, bid.AandOAuctions.com, as well as LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. Telephone and correspondence offers will also be taken. Live, in-person previews will take place on Wednesday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a cocktail reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (open to the public); and Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ahlers & Ogletree Showroom at 700 Miami Circle, Atlanta.
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