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Vladimir Putin’s $1 Million Watch Coming to Auction

Putin’s Watch Patek Philippe

Vladimir Putin is something of a horological connoisseur. His collection includes everything from a Blancpain Aqualung that he wore while signing the treaty to annex Crimea to a range of other watches. Today, however, we are going to tell you about the most impressive and expensive timepiece from the Putin’s collection, and it’s coming up for sale. The watch is …

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Unique retro car auction to launch in Monaco

Car from Prince Albert II car collection

The General Manager of Artcurial Motors, Matthieu Lamoure, takes the wheel of a new biannual auction. On 2 July, more than 100 prestigious vehicles will be presented in the Grimaldi Forum. A new market, or rather a change of scene for Artcurial, the auction house from Paris. Already omnipresent in the Principality, thanks to its prestigious watches, jewelry and vintage …

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John Symond builds $75m luxury yacht to celebrate 70th birthday in Monaco

John Symond

Talk about making a big splash — John ­Symond is planning the ultimate birthday party by buying himself the ultimate toy, a $75 million superyacht. The Aussie Home Loans megamillionaire has a reputation for throwing some of the biggest parties on Sydney’s lavish social circuit. But his 70th birthday celebration is set to be his greatest yet — and see …

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Trip to the Auctions: Adolf Hitler’s Phone, Items from Cézanne’s House, Cadillac and Bugatti

Hitler's phone

Adolf Hitler’s personal phone is ready to go under the hammer at the auctions. It was recovered by a British officer, Ralph Rayner, in May 1945 in the Führerbunker, a month after the dictator’s suicide. Russian soldiers had offered the officer the gift. Red, with the name Adolf Hitler engraved on the back, topped with a swastika and an eagle. …

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Grimaldi got on the list of wealthiest people in Europe

Tatiana Casiraghi

Europe’s wealthiest individuals are a mixed group. Some of them hold fortunes derived from centuries-old dynasties, while others are hard-nosed entrepreneurs who scrabbled up from humble backgrounds. There are those in Eastern Europe who made their money recently after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there are industrialists from Scandinavia with fortunes derived from old industry, and there are some in …

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A rare chance to become part of the legend with the Studio Harcourt in Monaco

Harcourt Studio

« You are not a real actor if you’ve not been photographed by Studio Harcourt» Roland Barthes Have you ever dreamed of being part of a legend? Studio Harcourt makes your dream come true… For more than 80 years, their photos have been the symbol of excellence, celebrated by the worldwide elite to leave a print in history. Marlene Dietrich, Grace …

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Artcurial’s Winter Auctions in Monaco

Buccellati ring2

From the 19th to 21st of January, Artcurial will take up its Winter quarters in Monaco for sales dedicated to the most beautiful and deluxe pieces of jewelry, collectible watches and Hermes bags. Monaco’s prestigious Yacht Club, designed by Norman Foster, has been chosen by Artcurial as the backdrop for its Winter auctions. After the success of last year’s first …

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A Girl’s Best Friend or the Most Expensive Diamonds in the World


In this article we present the most splendid and expensive diamonds in the world to dazzle our readers. “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend!” as the popular song goes. But it’s not only ladies who are making friends with these shiny stones. Many men are considering them to be a profitable investment for their portfolio. There are 4 C-criteria that …

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Record Breaking Year for Auctions in France

Vairocana Buddha

In 2016, France’s auctioning world saw ‘la vie en rose’.  With the world market in decline, the Parisian scene is proudly on the rise. 2016, annus horribilis? Not in France’s auctioning world at least. In a difficult international context, the balance sheet for 2016 affirms a healthy French market. The three main auction houses saw their turnover increase. Number one …

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Villa Chateau Mallet

HelloMonaco continues a series of publications about the most expensive houses in the world put up for sale. We will tell you about “crazy” offers as to their price and beauty, and also extravagance, in different corners of the globe. In 2014, a hedge funds tycoon Barry Rosenstein shocked the world of real estate by paying 147 million dollars for …

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