What to collect? Everything from art to automobiles
It is no surprise that more and more individuals are either starting to explore a passion for collecting or developing and extending their current collections of precious items in everything from art and antiques to automobiles.
Antique treasures, unique pieces of art and rare and beautifully crafted collector’s items help us express our true nature, showing the artistic and aesthetic sides of our personality.
Not to mention that these beautiful items make gorgeous additions to our homes and places of work.
Seeking out art - an art in itself
Seeking out these special treasures is an art in itself, and part of the process is being sharp enough to spot something and swift enough to act, by bidding on or travelling to secure that precious, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece or rare objet.
Private jet travel: quickly schedule travel plans
This is where private jet travel really comes into its own. It’s the ideal way to quickly schedule travel plans, arrive quickly and safely and prep, plan and prepare for your buying or collecting trip in a discreet and private space.
Transport items via personal private jet or LunaJets cargo
Another advantage is that smaller pieces that customers acquire immediately can be transported safely on your private plane, whilst larger pieces, such as cars can be transported via our specialist cargo fleet solutions.
Fly by private jet to the best upcoming auctions in 2022: London, Geneva, Munich, Milan
In this article we round-up some of the most significant upcoming art fairs and international auctions, to give those new to this world an overview of what’s on the market, and to provide seasoned connoisseurs a new way to view their favourite fairs and destinations.
And thanks to LunaJets ensuring that private jet travel is such a quick and convenient way to fly, it’s the ideal opportunity to take along family and friends, and make the most of your break by combining an auction or a sale with a delightful weekend or midweek getaway.
For more inspiration on other destinations and exciting ways to design your own itinerary around your collecting schedule, browse our trending destinations.
·October: Fine Jewellery auction, Milan
·November: Phillips Watch Fair XVI in Geneva
·November: 19th century art auction, London
·December: Collectors’ Cars, Munich
Fly to Milan for a glittering auction of fine jewellery and gems (October)
Charter a plane with LunaJets from anywhere in Europe (and further afield) to Milan (you’ll fly into the Malpensa airport) and head to the open viewing of this collection of fine and precious jewels and gems. This auction is hosted by Sothebys and the collection will be on show to view from October 2nd, at the Palazzo Serbelloni, Corso Venezia, 16, Milan.
On display, and at auction is a “curated collection of Fine Jewels for discerning collectors looking for rare and iconic designs, offering the finest selection of diamonds and precious gemstones.”
Bidding opens from 10th October, with public viewings on 14-15th October.
· Want more on what to see and do in Milan, or to explore other nearby destinations, either in Italy or neighbouring European countries to fly to once your trip is over? Browse LunaJets’ trending destinations.
· Explore the costs of chartering your private jet to Milan, based on the different styles and passenger capacity of our aircraft.
For watch lovers, fly into Geneva for the Phillips Watch Auction XVI (5-6 November 2022)
Book a flight to the exquisite lakeside city of Geneva, and get to be in person at the famous Philipps watch auction, this November. Viewings take place from 2-5 November, with two daytime sales on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th - perfect for combining with a seasonal shopping trip to this gorgeous Swiss city.
More information on the Phillips auction here.
Where: Hotel La Reserve, Geneva
Fly with LunaJets from anywhere in Europe into Geneva Cointrin airport (private air terminal), just minutes from the city centre.
· We’ve so much more on what to see and do in and around Geneva, including beautiful places to stay, browse the LunaJets unique travel guide to Geneva.
· Browse LunaJets’ trending destinations.
· Explore the costs of flying with LunaJets to Geneva based on different styles of aircraft, and your preferred passenger capacity.
Special Collectors’ Auction for Car Connoisseurs in Munich (November)
Hosted at Motorworld Munchen (Munich, Germany), from 25-26th November 2022, the Sotheby's classic and vintage car auction is beautifully timed to also coincide with fans of vintage cars and supercars can explore these 14 very special lots, that range from the sleek, stark lines of the 2008 Lamborghini Reventon to a 1950s British Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster or a beautiful 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series, and many more.
Sotheby's promises “an eclectic selection” of approximately 60 cars, with automobiles from across the entire collecting spectrum.
The motoring auction is beautifully timed just before Christmas, so why not tie in a break here with a visit to the fabulous and atmospheric Christmas market, too.
View all lots.
· Explore where to go, what to see and do in Munich with LunaJets’ special Munich city guide
· Explore the costs of chartering a flight to Munich, based on different aircraft styles and sizes, and your passenger numbers.
Take a trip with LunaJets to London for the Christie's 19th Century art auction (December)
Is there anywhere better than London in December? The city lights are on, the shop window displays are among the best and most dazzling in the world, and the vibrant West End plays host to a wealth of wonderful plays, musicals and artistic events.
For serious art lovers, one of these takes place on 15th December (2pm GMT), hosted at Christie's auction house, on King Street, St James’s.
This live auction of 19th century British and international art features masterpieces from the Belle Epoque era, with paintings by Jéan Beraud, Alfred Stevens and James Jacques Joseph Tissot. Those who love the romantic, painterly style can bid for artworks from the Pre-Raphaelite era, including artists such as John William Waterhouse, John Atkinson Grimshaw and Arthur Hughes. Bidders will also find equestrian paintings by Sir Alfred James Munnings.
More here at Christies of London.
Flying private into London’s airports: a multitude of choices
Ask LunaJets about chartering a plane to one of the many London airports of your choice - either directly into the private airports at Biggin Hill (BQH), Farnborough (FAB), and Stapleford (EGS), or to the private passenger terminals at Heathrow (LHR), Stansted (STD), London City (CTY) London Luton (LTN), Gatwick (LGW). Further afield, choose from the private airports at Blackbushe (BBS), Southend (SEN), RAF Northolt (NHT), and Fairoak (FRK).
Get a quick overview of costs of private jet hire to London with our handy guide.
Enquire with your LunaJets agent when booking your flight which airport would be most convenient for your preferred London location; you can also ask for guidance on which choice of aircraft to charter, based on your passenger group and size.
Unsure which jet is best for your trip? Take a look at our jet comparison table for an overview of the styles and sizes of jet available in LunaJet’s wide and modern fleet.
Spending time in the UK? Explore other fantastic UK destinations, including Oxford or the island of Guernsey with LunaJets’ guide to UK cities that can easily be reached by private jet and will make a wonderful add-on to a London break.
Inspired? Call LunaJets now (24/7) to enquire about your next destination, itinerary or booking.