ATLANTA – An array of timepieces and jewelry from the collection of philanthropist and entertainment attorney Joel A. Katz, as well as Civil Rights attorneys and law professors Marjorie and Ralph Knowles, will appear in Ahlers & Ogletree’s Important Jewelry & Fine Timepieces online auction on Friday, November 18. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
More than 80 men’s and women’s watches by famous makers will come from the Katz collection, while the Knowles estate will feature more than 130 comparable lots of women’s jewelry and watches.
Several should easily exceed six figures. These will be led by a ladies’ Vacheron Constantin 18K gold Metiers d’Art Lady Kalla diamond watch, serial #572002, with manual wind movement, a diamond dial and a diamond accented bracelet comprising approximately 30 carats, estimated at $150,000-$175,000.
A three-stone platinum and 9.51-carat diamond ring, featuring two oval and one cushion-cut diamond (all three GIA-certified, with certificates), prong set into a cast platinum mounting containing six single cut and 150 round brilliant cut stones weighing about 0.70 carats total, has an estimate of $125,000-$175,000.
One lot with a more modest estimate that’s still expected to attract much bidder attention is the Audemars Piguet 18K gold watch, model Royal Oak 1204, with an automatic movement, yellow dial, moonphase/date/day of week sub dials and a link bracelet with an 18K white gold accented flip clasp, marked to the back of the case. Its estimate is $30,000-$50,000.
Also on offer is a Neiman Marcus pendant with an 8.00-carat, pear-shape, brilliant cut cognac diamond with VS-2 clarity, brown in color, three prong set in a tear drop shape frame in 18K gold and platinum. In addition, the frame contains round brilliant accent diamonds weighing 0.55 carats on an 18K white gold accent chain, and the whole carries an estimate of $65,000-$130,000.
A diamond and 18K white gold bracelet, likely Continental, featuring graduated emerald cut and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing about 39 carats total, with graduated baguette diamonds flanked by round brilliant cuts, terminating to a hidden box clasp, is estimated at $70,000-$125,000.
A men’s Vacheron Constantin 18K rose gold watch, model Malte Tonneau Tourbillon, with manual wind, silver dial with power reserve indicator/date apertures, exhibition dial, exhibition back, one push button adjustment on the case and a black band with an 18K rose gold buckle, plus a box and relevant paperwork, has an estimate of $35,000-$45,000.
A Cartier 18K gold Jumbo Ballon Bleu 2998 wristwatch with an automatic movement, silver dial, date aperture, and a link bracelet with butterfly deployment clasp, is estimated at $20,000-$30,000; while a circa-1979 Rolex stainless-steel automatic GMT Master II watch with patinated original black dial and Pepsi red and blue bezel, model 1675, with its box and original purchase receipt, has an estimate of $15,000-$25,000.
Completing the highlights is a modern 18K 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. Its estimate is $12,000-$23,000.
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