This spring the famous French actor and sex symbol of the last century Alain Delon puts up for auction his collection of watches he collected during 50 years.
This is not the first “sale” by the star. Last autumn Delon sold about a thousand bottles of elite wine at the restaurant “Fouquet’s” on the Champs-Elysees and made more than 250.000 euros – a double cost of assessed value.
April 5 the Parisian auction house “Cornette de Saint Cyr will offer 100 watches from the collection of Alain Delon at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. Among them – Rolex, Cartier, Blancpain, Audemars-Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Breitling, and other luxury brands.
Besides many models, collected by the celebrity, are valuable themselves some of them are more expensive due to a direct connection with Delon’s roles. The main auction lot – an iconic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The actor carried them in movies “Comme un boomerang”, “Parole de flic” and “Ne réveillez pas un flic qui dort”.
The collection will be available for acquaintance before the auction – on March 22-24 it is shown to rich Chinese in Hong Kong. The auction’s organizers expect the largest representation among customers exactly from this country. In many countries Alain Delon is one of the standards of male beauty – and in China, by the way, he still has an especial popularity.
Nevertheless, fans of the famous actor from Europe have a great chance to contend with Chinese millionaires for possession of these iconic accessories.