On May 16 and 17, 2017, Bonhams Los Angeles will hold the Jackie Collins: A Life in Chapters auction, offering a 1,000-lot sale estimated at $3 million. The auction is made up of watches, jewelry and art that were kept in Collins’s Beverly Hills home.
“A Life in Chapters celebrates the phenomenal career and times of this stylish and glamorous woman,” said Bonhams Vice-President Leslie Wright. “Jackie Collins lived the lifestyle about which she wrote, and the sale will provide an exclusive insight into the real woman behind her unforgettable characters. Her books were loved by millions of readers worldwide. This is their chance to own a piece of the magic.”
Of most interest to Revolution are the watches Collins owned that are up for auction, including a rare 1949 Patek Philippe Calatrava, ref. 2448, which is all original, with a beautiful two-tone silver dial.
“Money wasn’t an object, so she bought what she liked,” says Jonathan Hochman, watch specialist, Bonhams. “There is a massive range. We have a Swatch, a couple of TechnoMarines, a MW by Michele, an Audemars Piguet, a pave diamond white gold Harry Winston, a Cartier Tank, several Chanel J12s and more. There are 38 timepieces in total.