LOS ANGELES – Kruse GWS Auctions sold a one-of-a-kind Rolex diamond and gold watch custom made for a royal family for $307,500 on June 15. The sale of the Rolex watch was one of the many outstanding outcomes of the auction featuring fine jewelry, Vietnamese royal family artifacts, iconic fashion designer accessories and master timepieces. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
The magnificent timepiece was custom made by Rolex for a member of the royal family and is of museum quality. It was encrusted with approximately 32.00 ctw VVS1-VVS2/E-F diamonds and featured a pave diamond dial surrounded by a bezel lined with baguette cut diamonds, which also line the center of the bracelet around the entire length of the piece. The watch was finished with round cut diamonds lining the outer perimeter the entire way around the piece finishing the piece flawlessly.
Other highlights of the Royal Artifacts, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces auction at Kruse GWS Auctions included a Vietnamese Emperor Khai Din Imperial Office carved natural red carnelian dragon censer, which sold for $8,600; an Audemars Piguet 3.00 ctw VS1-VS2/F-G diamond and solid 18K yellow gold skeleton belt clip watch, $86,100; a 78.00 ctw VS2-SI1/G-H diamond and solid 18K white gold cocktail necklace and earrings suite, $79,950; a Ming Dynasty power blue Yuhuchunping vase with koi fish motif from a Vietnamese royal family, $8,600; and a pair of 8.00 ctw VVS1-VVS2/J-K brilliant round cut diamond and solid 18K white gold stud earrings, $64,575.
A rare Hermes 25cm Birkin bag in blue Lin Togo leather, Palladium hardware, clochette, lock and keys, raincoat, dust bag, literature and tag and box sold for $12,300.
An Empire of Iran 1971 Iranian pahlavi (9) solid 90% gold coin proof set in its box with papers brought $18,450.