Alain Delon’s Royal Oak and Cartier Tank sold well above expectations

Alain Delon sale of 100 watches the French actor had collected over 50 years, attracted collectors, fans, and buyers from China, that took part by phone at Cornette de Saint-Cyr auction.

The watch collection included top brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Blancpain, Audemars-Piguet, Vacheron Constantin and Breitling.

Auction house Cornette de Saint-Cyr told AFP that the sale brought in a total of 443,875 euros ($590,300). The jewel of the sale, an Audemars-Piguet “Royal Oak” worn by Delon in “Comme un boomerang” (1976), “Parole de flic” (1985) and “Ne reveillez pas un flic qui dort” (1988), went to a Chinese buyer for 68,750 euros — way above its 2,500 euro estimate. Another star was a Cartier Tank, which sold for 68,750 euros compared with a 1,800 euro estimate.

On 15th of april 2012, Cornette de Saint-Cyr will organise a Pin-Up / Glamour Art auction with a Francis Giacobetti expecting to fetch 15 000 €.