The Ferrari drive to five grand opening won by Michael Schumacher in his world championship won in 2003 F1 the season will take place next week in Geneva and could gross $9.4 million, auction Sotheby’s house said on Friday.
With this race cardesigned by Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn, former German racer who won Grand Prix in Spain, Austria, Canada, Italy and the United States.
“Here car is one of only four people carwith more than four wins like in Ferrari history and especially with one of the most skilled drivers of his generation, Michael Schumacher, so obviously it also adds a bit to the story,” aid RM Sotheby’s executive director of sales, said Vincent Luzuy.
Sotheby’s also introduced eight rare blue diamonds worth more than $70 million. They will be put up for auction in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong, but the first, a fancy vivid blue diamond estimated at $11 to $15 million, will go under the hammer in the Swiss city Switzerland on November 9
“The entire collection is about $70 million. It will be offered at Sotheby’s across Geneva, New York and Hong Kong over the next few months and the fancy vivid blue diamond we have here is estimated at $11 to $15 million,” said the expert. jewelry at Sotheby’s Geneva, said Marie-Cécile Cisamolo.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) graded the top diamond as a fancy vivid blue – the highest possible color classified by Sotheby’s, awarded to no more than 1% of blue diamonds submitted to GIA.
The blue diamonds sold at auction have had an admirable track record.
In 2014, Mellon Blue Diamond, renamed “The Zoe Diamond” at Sotheby’s New York, sold for $32.6 million.
A year later, in 2015, Sotheby’s Geneva sold “The Blue Moon of Josephine,” 12.03 carInside is a flawless, flawless, vivid blue diamond that costs $48.5 million. It still keeps the price per-carat auction records for any diamond or gem.
“There are extremely rare. Here we are very, very fortunate to see quite a few of them and continue to cover the world record breaking here. But it is extremely rare and to have a collection of 8 pieces is extremely exciting and we are the first to arrive in Geneva, so it is very exciting,” said Cisamolo.
The auction house will also offer some Carlevel items, including a Stone and Diamond Mystery Watch that can be worth $1 million, agate, a ‘Panthere’ and a ‘Tiger’ emerald and diamond bracelet, or a gold watch from 1989, estimated at $300,000 to $600,000.
“It’s like the family legacy is alive,” Jean-Jacques’s granddaughter Carstep, Francesca Cartier Brickell told Reuters.
“It’s great to come and hold the pieces and look and then look back and just think, you know, what have these pieces seen, like this watch, what table has it sat on for the last 60 years? You know, who wore the watch? Who wore these bracelets? I love the stories behind the jewelry, so I love the older pieces,” she added.
The auction house said Sotheby’s will offer more than 1,000 lots at auctions next week, estimated to be worth more than $80 million, making it the most valuable sale ever held in Geneva, the auction house for know.