Glamorous times in Jackie Collins sale

A variety of high-end watches that inspired, and appear in, late best-selling author Jackie Collins’ tales of sex, seduction and glamour will be offered in Bonhams‘ forthcoming sale of the contents of her Beverly Hills mansion.

Jackie Collins watches at Bonhams

Alongside the auction comprised of more than 800 lots, including sculpture, furniture and jewellery, some of the world’s most celebrated watchmakers are represented, including Harry Winston, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex and Chanel. Leading the collection is a Patek Philippe fine and rare platinum and diamond wristwatch, estimated at US$15,000-20,000 (£11,700-£15,600), an understated yet glamorous dress watch worthy of the most refined of Jackie’s characters.

“Lucky glanced at the Cartier watch he had bought her for Christmas, and was surprised to find it was past twelve.”Lucky, Jackie Collins

Harry Winston is a name synonymous with the diamonds adorning the rich and famous, and the fine 18k white gold and diamond rectangular wristwatch with date, (estimate US$5,000-7,000 (£3900-£5400)) is a perfect timepiece for those who believe that beauty need not be sacrificed for practicality, whilst the Chanel ceramic and diamond automatic wristwatch with moonphase and date (US$3,000-5,000 (£2300-£3900)) is a stunning example of the monochromatic chic for which the French fashion house is so renowned.

Jackie Collins watches in Bonhams sale

Other highlights include:

An 18k gold large ‘Calatrava’ wristwatch by Patek Philippe (US$5,000-8,000 (£3900-£6200))

An Audemars Piguet fine 18k gold automatic wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moonphase (US$8,000-12000 (£6200-£9300))

A Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold rectangular wristwatch (US$6,000-8,000 (£4600-£6200))

A Harry Winston fine 18k rose gold and diamond rectangular wristwatch with date (US$4,000-6,000 (£3100-£4600))

A Chopard fine 18k yellow gold and diamond lady’s wristwatch (US$2,000-3,000 (£1500-£2300))

The sale takes place on May 16.

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