Baghera/wines Announces a One-of-a-Kind Watch Made in Collaboration with De Bethune Last Lot to be Auctioned in its Upcoming Sale
Geneva, April 1, 2021 - Baghera/wines is pleased to announce a unique collaboration with fine watchmaking Maison, De Bethune. DB27 La Romanée 1865 by De Bethune is a unique timepiece on which the dial bears a map of the sky on September 12th 1865. The lot will be auctioned at the upcoming Baghera/wines "La Romanée Memories" sale, to be held on April 18th 2021 at the Beau-Rivage Geneva. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the “Climats de Bourgogne”.
La Romanée 1865 - a timepiece for history. De Bethune, an active member of the 1865 Club by Baghera/wines, has made its expertise available and worked to create a genuine partnership for the creation of a unique timepiece, linking two worlds of exceptional expertise: fine watchmaking and wine culture.
The DB27 "La Romanée 1865" timepiece is a one-of-a-kind model. The burgundy dial, on which a multitude of small white gold pins have been delicately inserted one by one, represents the constellation that was overlooking the climate of "La Romanée" on the grape-harvest day of September 12th 1865. An exceptional vintage that made its mark on the world's oenological history.
1865 also has powerful connotations for Baghera/wines, which chose this date to recall the year of Rudyard Kipling's birth and the founding of Beau-Rivage Geneva. The caseback of the watch bears a summary of the technical innovations achieved by De Bethune, as well as the inscription "La Romanée 1865". This exclusive timepiece is equipped with the AUTO V2 mechanical self-winding calibre and comes with a Burgundy-coloured canvas strap.
The buyer will also receive a visit to the Manufacture De Bethune, followed by a lunch with Michael Ganne, CEO Baghera /wines and Pierre Jacques, CEO De Bethune, as well as a tasting of some excellent vintages.
Baghera/wines emphasises that the lots offered in the La Romanée Memories 1862 – 2005 sale include a huge vertical range of wines owned by the prestigious Maison Bouchard Père & Fils, which spans more than a century and a half of bringing the prestigious wine to the fore. In total, nearly 2,000 bottles of Romanée Grand Cru will be presented at this historic sale. The bottles, which are in a state of near-perfect preservation, come from the ancestral cellars of Bouchard Père & Fils, one of the distinguished winemakers in Burgundy, and in business for nearly three centuries.
With the benefit of a totally secure online auction registration system, Baghera/wines is poised to welcome enthusiastic international bidders.
Experts in Exceptional Wines
European leader in rare wine auctions based in Geneva, Baghera/wines offers a new approach to these sales of exceptional vintages by placing conviviality and sharing at the heart of their events. For the past five years, passionate experts Michael Ganne and Julie Carpentier have developed a bureau dedicated exclusively to rare wines, and which guides collectors in all aspects of enhancing the value of a collection.
In 2018-19, the historic sale of Henri Jayer’s personal cellar, to date the world’s most important wine auction ever (CHF 34.5M), followed by an unprecedented sale exclusively dedicated to the wines of the Domaine de la Romane´e-Conti and then by the final bottles from Domaine Rene´ Engel, propelled Baghera/wines to the position of European leader in wine auctions.
The experienced team working with Baghera/wines’ experts offers excellent tailor-made professional advice to international collectors passionate about rare fine wines including the organisation of master classes, as well as careful selection of wines for private tastings, dinners and events combining music and wine. In September 2020, Baghera/wines officially inaugurated its new Geneva establishment, incorporating a private club and boutique dedicated to fine wines, at the Beau-Rivage, Geneva.