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Famous French actor’s Watch Auction

Audemars-Piguet Royal Oak Watch brings 68,750 euros

A recent watches auction of famous French film actor, Alain Delon, rakes in over $590,000. Delon was known for his amazing collections over the years including a notable wine collection that brought in over 250,000 euros at auction. Under the gavel recently was his collection of more than 100 luxury watches that represented his life-long collection. The auction included watches that were worn in his films as well as others.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

An Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (image by MinuteMachines.com)

An avid collector, Delon had already sold off a wide collection of keepsakes from his home, including a wine collection that went for 250,412 euros. But this past watch auction held in Paris was a major attraction for the rare and extremely refined collection pieces from major brands like Rolex, Cartier, Blancpain, Audemars-Piguet and Vacheron.

All of the luxurious watches, 100 in total, were originally put on show in Hong Kong before Paris, the former a place where the 76 year old is still immensely popular – which attributed to much of the shocking sale prices. Several Chinese buyers purchased a vast variety of the legendary timepieces over the phone for well above the euro estimate, including an Audemars-Piguet Royal Oak worn in several films (“Comme un bommerang”, “Parole de flic” and “Ne reveillez pas un flic qui dort”) for 68,750 euros – 2,500 above the euro estimate.

Over the years, Delon has appeared 100+ films many acheiving high acclaim in France as well as a popularity in China. Fans of Alain Delon were eager to get their hands on some of his most coveted timepieces. And even though Delon has been out of the spotlight since the late 60’s due to “scandals,” he has still managed to keep an excited and engaged following from fans across the world.

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