Watches and jewellery market - 2013 auction review

Numerous records were broken in the watch and jewellery market in 2013, with Sotheby's achieving both a new world record for a diamond (the Pink Dream) and a world record for the highest grossing jewellery sale in history. In terms of watches the biggest sale of all time was held at Christie's in Geneva in November and achieved total sales of $43.9m.

Top watches and jewellery sale of 2013

Pink Star diamond Sotheby's
The Pink Dream is the most valuable diamond ever auctioned

  • The 59.6 carat Pink Dream diamond made $83.1m in November, smashing the previous world record figure of $46.2m by 79.8%. David Bennet, chairman of jewellery at Sotheby's, commented after the sale: "It is difficult to exaggerate the rarity of vivid pink diamonds weighing only five carats, so this 59.60 carat stone is simply off any scale, and passes, I believe, into the ranks of the earth's greatest natural treasures."

2013's important watches and jewellery sales

Orange Diamond Christie's
The Orange is over 10 carats heavier than the largest orange diamond to have previously appeared at auction

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Robert Burns Pocket Watch
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