The Luxury Briefing

31 August, 2019 | This week in luxury, a 1972 Ferrari formerly owned by Sir Elton John goes up for sale, and a rare yellow diamond necklace designed by Anna Hu also goes under the hammer for over $5 million.

A $1.2 million barn find

RM Sotheby’s is offering a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S featured in The Italian Job. The completely original car was found in a barn in the Black Forest in Germany earlier this year with only a little over 29km on the clock. The yellow blockbuster legend is expected to fetch $1.2 million on 24 October.


The Spirit of the Rose

A 14.83-carat pink gem found and cut by Russian diamond mining company Alrosa is expected to fetch one of the highest prices ever for a diamond when the Russian company puts The Spirit of the Rose up for sale later this year. Originally named Nijinsky in its rough form, the fancy vivid purple-pink diamond is estimated at $60m.


An ultra-light sports offering

Omega raises its game with the new Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light. As the name suggests, this ingenious sports watch is designed for less weight and more comfort during competition. To achieve that goal, every feature has been creatively rethought, resulting in a new edge of watchmaking innovation.


Own an Elton John classic

Next month, a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona formerly owned by Sir Elton John is returning to the market at Silverstone Auctions’ sale of Ferraris and Porsches at the Dallas Burston Polo Club. Having owned several range-topping V12 models including a 365 BB, Testarossa and 512 TR over the years, this red racer is one of the first Ferraris owned by the music legend.


A rare yellow diamond necklace goes under the hammer

Sotheby’s upcoming Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction is offering a rare Dunhuang Pipa necklace by Anna Hu. According to the auction house the over 100-carat fancy intense yellow diamond necklace is estimated to sell for over $5 million. The rare jewel joins a Burmese ruby ring by famed jeweller Raymond Yard.

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