Paris — and Geneva. Two of the world’s most sophisticated cities, and for a sophisticate such as yourself, the ideal getaway. Especially when you add in such palate-pleasing delights as rare wine from Château Cos d’Estournel and stunning gems from Chopard. Yes, this lot sizzles, and your paddle is the perfect way to fan the flames.
We start, as so many good things do, in the City of Lights. Here, you’ll spend two nights in a Suite at La Réserve Paris Hotel and Spa, where you’ll discover a refinement that reflects of the quintessence of 19th-century Parisian chic. Tucked within the highly sought-after Eighth arrondissement, La Réserve offers elegant quarters and personalized service — not to mention Two-starred Michelin dining at its Le Gabriel restaurant, where you are welcome to enjoy breakfast daily and lunch on one of the days as part of your stay.
Stroll, sightsee and shop the streets of Paris, making memories as you go. As a special keepsake of your sizzling stay, famed Bordeaux winemaker Château Cos d’Estournel is gifting you with one, 3 Liter of 2015 COS100, engraved and enclosed in a bespoke leather and wooden display case. One of a scant 100 bottles produced, COS100 was created in honor of the 100th anniversary of “Parcelle des Femmes,” a revered plot located within the heart of the Cos d’Estournel vineyards and planted by courageous women during World War I. One of the original “Super Seconds,” connoisseurs and critics alike believe Cos d’Estournel is today on par the Premier Crus — but why listen to critics when you simply win this lot and decide for yourself?
Next, it’s on to Geneva, where your attention turns to all that glitters — gold or otherwise. You’ll spend two nights in a Deluxe Lake View room at La Réserve Genève Hotel, a perfect resting spot before you begin your next sizzling sojourn: a deep dive into the sparkling world of Chopard and its Red Carpet Collection.
With its more than 150 years of history, Chopard isn’t your average luxury jewelry and watchmaking brand — and this isn’t your average insider’s visit, either. Your excursion includes special visits to Chopard’s Geneva Manufacture and the Atelier Chopard to view the gold foundry, gem setting/casting, as well as the High Jewelry designers and gem cutting. You’ll also visit the Manufacture and LUCEUM in Fleurier, considered the cradle of Swiss watchmaking. Along the way, you are likely to need a bit of sustenance, which this lot readily provides. Savor lunches in the Chopard Museum and the Chopard Forum, and special dinners at two of the finest restaurants in Geneva.
Truly setting this auction lot ablaze, though, is Chopard’s 2019 Red Carpet Collection. The Collection is unveiled each year at the Cannes Film Festival and provides Chopard with a reoccurring opportunity to push beyond the limits of its High Jewelry while expressing cherished values. Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Sharon Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow have all climbed the famous steps of Cannes adorned in Chopard jewelry.
The Collection remains the achievement a year’s of creative work and reflects Chopard’s continuous search for the most exceptional gem stones. Not only will the winning bidder of this lot have an opportunity to take part in a private viewing of the Red Carpet Collection during their visit, they will also enjoy a $20,000.00 jewelry credit to use towards a piece of High Jewelry from the Collection.
There’s no doubt about it — this lot is hot!
Airfare to Paris and ground transportation in France is not included. Visit is subject to availability and must be booked at least two (2) months in advance. Lunch at Le Gabriel in Paris includes wine pairings by the sommelier and tax. Gratuity is not included. Airfare to and from Geneva and ground transportation for activities other than those organized by Chopard is not included. Dinners in Geneva will be organized by Chopard. The $20,000.00 jewelry credit could be used to acquire a piece of jewelry from a previous Red Carpet Collection. Winning bidder is encouraged to schedule their trip in April, prior to the launch of the Red Carpet Collection.
Michel Reybier and Dimitri Augenblick of Château Cos d’Estournel and Chopard