The live auction is one of the major highlights of the Swiss Red Cross Ball in Geneva. Fortunate buyers can win themselves exceptional lots, priceless experiences and unique opportunities. So get caught up in the auction fever and up the ante! The auctionners Geoffroy Ader and Stéphane Aubert will be more than happy to take action!

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Stéphane Aubert

Auctioneer at Artcurial

After studying law and art history, Stéphane Aubert became an auctioneer in 2003. He created the Inventories and Collections department, and coordinates the teams of specialists of his auctioneer house. His general education and legal skills make him a valuable advisor to anyone considering valuing their property or collections. Mr Aubert is also at the origin of the immense success of the sales of furniture auctions of many Palaces and big Hotels. It is with great enthusiasm and hammering skills that he leads many charity auctions such as La Part des Anges in Cognac or the Luxembourg Red Cross Gala.

Geoffroy Ader

Auctioneer at Artcurial

Mr Ader comes from a family of Parisian auctioneers. He began his career as a specialist in collectible watches in 1995 at Drouot, alongside his father auctioneer, Antoine Ader. After many years of experience at the Antiquorum and Tajan auction houses, Geoffroy Ader was appointed European Director of the Watches Department for Sotheby’s in Geneva in 2008 and joined Artcurial in 2016 as an expert for the watchmaking department. Mr Ader is a French-Swiss citizen and conducts charity sales in Switzerland on a regular basis.

Lots

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Red Carpet in Cannes

Mingle with the “it crowd” and rub shoulders with the stars at the Cannes Film Festival! Embark on a 3-day surprise filled get-a-way organized and generously donated by Sheikh Mohammed El-Khereiji.

This elite package includes: 2 invites to a VIP evening event, walking the red carpet & climbing the stairs at the Film Festival de Cannes, a day spent on a yacht (including lunch) and 5 ★ accommodation at the Miramar Beach Hotel & Spa where you will be pampered like true royalty.

This package is for 2 persons and valid May 2020.

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Painting by Jean Boghossian

Jean Boghossian is a Belgian Armenian Lebanese artist working from his studio based in Ukkel Brussels since 2004. Jean’s art is a quest following an aesthetic experimental path, evoking a contemporary view on the abstract expressionists and the conceptualists, the Zero-movement, and Fluxus. Yet, he does not belong to any movement or school.

Untitled, 2018. Smoke composition forming a circle on a beige acrylic background. 190 x 190 cm. Signed and dated. Exhibited at the United Nations Office in Geneva in May 2019.

CHF 23'500.-
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Dive into the heart of the legendary Saint Émilion vineyards

Exclusive experience for two persons at the Château Dassault including a tour of the Château, a private visit of the two-thousand-year old Saint‑Émilion vineyard listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and a private lunch.

Mr Laurent Dassault will accompany you on a private Falcon Jet.

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“Mirror double red” by Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

Born in 1976 in Yerevan (Armenia), Tigran Tsitoghdzyan is discovered by Henrik Iguitian, art critic, founder and director of the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Children’s Art in Yerevan. Mr Iguitan devoted an exhibition to Tigran while the artist was only ten years old. After studying Fine Arts at the Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts, Tigran graduated from ECAV, Switzerland, and achieved a Master of Art in Public Spheres in 2005. Various governmental organizations and foundations in Armenia and Russia have awarded Tigran with prestigious awards.

2017. 132 x 94 cm – Mixed technique on paper, enhanced by hand (framed to measure). Original work – unique piece.

Gift of the artist/Bel-Air Fine Art Geneva.

CHF 18’500.-
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Unique timepiece by Panerai: Radiomir 1940 automatic

With a case of 45 mm of diameter made of polished steel, its dial is very particular, black with Paris Hobnails design. It embodies the automatic mechanical P.4001 movement, entirely conceived and realised in the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel. It has the GMT function and 3 days of power reserve. This model is water resistant to a depth of 100 metres (~10 bar) while all the indications remains clearly visible thanks to the “Grade A” Swiss Super-LumiNova®.

CHF 11’400.-
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Exclusive tennis game between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in South Africa

Be one of the lucky few to assist and admire a very exclusive tennis game between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the “Match for Africa”. The match will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on February 7th 2020. Included in this incredible opportunity are 2 Business Class seats with Air France, 2 VIP courtside tickets at the “Match for Africa”, a signed tennis racquet by Roger Federer. After the tennis extravaganza, enjoy 2 nights at the Majeka House in Stellenbosch from February 8 to 10, 2020 (including food and wine pairing) and 3 nights at La Grande Provence Bed and Breakfast in the Owners Cottage at Grande Provence, to be used in February 2020. This also includes a show around the wine cellar and a complimentary winetasting. Honestly, does it get any better?

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Merveilles Halo earrings by Boghossian

Exclusively designed for the Swiss Red Cross Ball, the Merveilles “Halo” earrings are set on all sides in a delicate spiral of interlocking diamonds and rubies. The revolutionary Merveilles setting gives more freedom to the gems while allowing them to shine in a fascinating new way. Based in Geneva, Boghossian is a six generations high jewelry Maison known for its innovative craftsmanship and audacious designs.

CHF 48’000.-
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Stan Wawrinka’s amazing Harley Davidson

Ride off into the sunset on Stan Wawrinka’s Harley Davidson! Bring out your inner “bad boy” on this hot V-Rod 2007.

Custom made 30 cm rear tire with a screaming Eagle exhaust system, “teardrop” rearview mirrors and clear lacquer burgundy paint job.

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Swiss Red Cross project: Provide medical and social care for 2 years for 25 people

Had her neighbor not called the Red Cross, Ofik Ghazaryan would undoubtedly no longer be with us today. The elderly lady, with no children or other close relatives, has been living alone for the better part of 30 years. Her “home” is a shack that was only intended to be a temporary shelter. Ofik Ghazaryan is feeling better now, but the Red Cross comes by every day to help her.

With 50’000 Swiss francs, you can provide medical and social care for 2 years for 25 people who live alone and suffer from abandonment in Yeghegnadzor (Vayots Dzor region). We are setting up a home care service that not only consists of nursing, but also includes domestic help and visits by volunteers. This combined offer is unique in Armenia.

CHF 50’000.-
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Swiss Red Cross project: Food support to lonely elderly people in Armenia

81-year-old Grisha Israyelyan lives in a small house (container) in Masis, Ararat (a region in Armenia). He has worked in construction all throughout his life and has proudly participated in the construction of many buildings in the city. Grisha lives a lonely life. His four children live very far away. It has been almost a year, that Grisha is a beneficiary of Masis soup kitchen, run by the Armenian Red Cross Society and implemented in partnership with the Swiss Red Cross. Three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), he and 84 other lonely elderly people receive hot meals there. Grisha says: “The piece of bread that we eat here every day changes our lives. We can’t live relying only on our pensions”. With 25’000 Swiss francs, you make it possible for 70 vulnerable elderly people to receive a good, warm meal three times a week for a whole year in Masis Town (Ararat Region).

CHF 25’000.-
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Geneva Red Cross project: Tailored support to elders living in social isolation in Geneva

This project provides tailored support to elders living in social isolation within the canton of Geneva. To alleviate their suffering and enliven their daily life, the Geneva Red Cross organizes home visits, usually on a weekly basis, made by trained and supervised volunteers. In 2018, the volunteers spent more than 11’000 hours visiting and supporting elders in need. The value of this lot corresponds to 2’000 hours of volunteering (including training, transport, administration, and coordination).

CHF 20’000.-

Silent Auction

In addition to the official charity auction, we provide our guests with yet more opportunities to give themselves and their loved ones something special while supporting the Swiss Red Cross. Throughout the evening, exclusive and beautiful items are waiting to be purchased directly at their table. The silent auction lots are displayed individually in the foyer or on screen with details and can be bid for directly through Ipads.