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Berluti exclusive Auction
Rare Collector Items personalised by Leather Legend Redefines the Limits of Exclusivity in Sotheby’s Online Auction
Since its creation in 1895, Berluti has never ceased to challenge the boundaries of craftsmanship and reinvent the rules of style. As the legendary shoe and leather brand is opening a new chapter in its history, this spring, Sotheby’s will host an exclusive online auction celebrating Berluti’s heritage and unique savoir-faire, open for bidding from 24 April until 7 May. “Berluti: The Art of Craftsmanship” will present an arresting selection of bespoke pieces, from a sport car and motorcycle to a range of watches, all featuring the brand's emblematic Venezia leather and its famous patina
The 14-lot sale will be spearheaded by a unique Porsche 911 Targa 2.4L, whose interior has been fully customised with Berluti natural grained leather. Other highlights include luxury items signed by football stars Didier Drogba and Paul Pogba and super-model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova.
Commenting on the forthcoming sale, Josh Pullan, Deputy Managing Director of Sotheby’s Global Jewellery & Watch Divisions and Digital & New Initiatives, said: “If there is one brand that defines the art of bespoke and craftsmanship, it is without doubt Berluti. These two criteria are now driving the luxury industry more than ever. We are therefore delighted to partner with Berluti on this exclusive sale which provides a unique opportunity to acquire emblematic collector items and support important charitable initiatives.”
Sale open for bidding, 24 April – 7 May 2019
Exhibition in Sotheby’s Paris, 24 – 29 April
For more information on the sale sothebys.com
Fast-Paced Style: Porsche 911 Targa 2.4l "S" by Berluti
The interior of this legendary Porsche 911 is the first to be fully customised with a beautiful, patinated leather interior from Berluti. All work has been performed in France with the combined savoir-faire of Berluti’s colourists and an expert upholsterer. This one of a kind sportscar comes to its new owner with a pair of driving shoes and a weekend bag, essentials for all car enthusiasts.
Triumph Motorcycle, Helmet and Boots
The bike is an exclusive creation from the Mecatwin workshop for Berluti. It is based on the mechanical foundation of a Triumph Bonneville T120. Inspired by the timeless elegance of classic biking, the bike was created as part of Berluti’s “Off the Road” collection and will be offered together with two accessories from the same line: a leather-sheathed helmet and a pair of biker boots in brown calf leather.
Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm in Titanium - Unique Piece
This watch encapsulates the powerful combination of Berluti’s bespoke expertise in leather and Hublot’s mastery of metals. Here, two bold Houses which define trends without ever betraying the rules of elegance, assert their influence on gentlemen’s fashion with originality and personality. The Classic Fusion Berluti 45 mm is a unique piece. It fuses the vibrant colour of the nero caviar patina of the Venezia Scritto with the sharp modernity of titanium.
Unique “Football” signed by Paul Pogba Autographed by international professional footballer Paul Pogba, this unique football, made entirely of Venezia leather will delight fans and collectors alike. A backpack and a pair of sneakers complete the offering, the proceeds from which will be donated to Charity: Water – a non-profit organistion which provides drinking water to people in developing countries.
Gym Kit signed by Didier Drogba
Signed by football star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba, these customised dumbbells perfectly blend design and functionality. Offered together with a Berluti backpack in Vitello Fiore leather, they are auctionedfor the Didier Drogba Foundation, which focusing on improving health, education and empowerment in Africa.
Beach Capsule Collection signed by Natalia Vodianova
Autographed by Natalia Vodianova, this set of beach items comprises a petanque set and a weekend bag showcasing Berluti’s famous patinated Venezia leather, as well as a branded Berluti towel. Proceeds of this lot will go to The Naked Heart Foundation, a charitable organisation founded by Natalia Vodianova in 2004 with the aim of constructing modern play parks in urban areas of Russia. In addition, the charity actively campaigns for the full implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.