Christmas Gifts Available in Online Auctions to Please the Sophisticated Gents

The past year has been a roller-coaster ride. With Christmas just around the corner, it makes perfect sense to surprise that special someone in your life as you share the festive joy together. Upgrade his man cave with some of the hot-ticket items available in Christie’s and Sotheby’s online auctions happening right now - from luxury humidors, to the talk-of-town collaborations between Supreme and Louis Vuitton, snap up one of his favorites now before they’re gone. 

(And here is another gift guide, dedicated to the ladies.)


Sotheby’s online-only auction features four limited-edition Cuban cigar humidors by Elie Bleu, a French wooden workshop that specializes in cigar accessories. Featuring artworks by four famous Chinese contemporary artists - Liu Ye, Zeng Fanzhi, Wang Guangyi, and Yue Minjun, each of the numbered masterpieces comes with the artist’s autograph.

Aesthetically pleasing aside, the quality of the humidors is just as top-notch. Each of the sycamore humidors comes with a humidifier and a needle hygrometer to make sure the Havanas are kept at the optimal humidity level. Each humidor houses two adjustable dividers for a capacity of 75 cigars.


Each wooden humidor is made with sycamore and comes with a humidifier and a needle hygrometer


Lot 1 | Liu Ye x Elie Bleu Blue Sycamore Humidor

Size: Approx. 300 x 245 x 115 mm

No. 58 of 99

Estimate: HK$60,000 - 120,000

Image design: International Blue by Liu Ye, completed in 2006


Lot 2 | Zeng Fanzhi x Elie Bleu Pink Sycamore Humidor

Size: Approx. 300 x 245 x 115 mm

No. 80 of 99

Estimate: HK$60,000 - 120,000

Image design: Mask Series by Zeng Fanzhi, completed in 2000


Lot 3 | Wang Guangyi x Elie Bleu Red Sycamore Humidor

Size: Approx. 300 x 245 x 115 mm

No. 22 of 99

Estimate: HK$60,000 - 120,000

Image design: Great Criticism by Wang Guangyi, completed in 2005


Lot 4 | Yue Minjun x Elie Bleu Black Sycamore Humidor

Size: Approx. 300 x 245 x 115 mm

No. 39 of 99

Estimate: HK$60,000 - 120,000

Image design: Paean on Grassland by Yue Minjun, completed in 2006


Art of Humidors | Contemporary Design (Online sale)

Auction house: Sotheby’s Hong Kong

Bidding ends: December 21, 2020 (10:00am)

Lots close independently at one-minute intervals; closure times are subject to change

Christie’s New York has curated an online auction filled with Supreme collectibles amassed by the brand’s historian Ross Wilson. Spanning the label’s entire 26-year timeline, the collection includes some rare archive products and non-released samples. 

The skateboard deck collaborations with Louis Vuitton, Damien Hirst, and Takashi Murakami, together with a limited edition pinball machine are some of the highlights of the sale.


Lot 2 | Supreme x Louis Vuitton | Leather Christopher PM Backpack & Accessories, 2017

Estimate: US$24,000 - 30,000 (HK$187,216 - 234,021)

A red monogram themed collection by Supreme and the luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton, the set comes with an Épi leather Christopher PM Backpack, a keychain, a pocket organizer, a cardholder, and a wallet.

Lot 14 | Supreme x Everlast | Sporting Goods & Accessories

Estimate: US$15,000 - 20,000 (HK$117,010 - 156,014)

A remarkable collaboration between Supreme and Everlast, an American boxing equipment brand, the set includes three pairs of boxing gloves, a heavyweight punching bag, a training mat, an “Each One Teach One” basketball, and black nunchucks.



Lot 11 | Supreme x Louis Vuitton | Monogram Skateboard, 2017

Estimate: US$10,000 - 15,000 (HK$78,007 - 117,010)

Mention collaborations between Supreme and Louis Vuitton and the groundbreaking red monogram skateboard comes to mind. The present skateboard was created as a part of the Boite Skateboard Trunk set launched in 2017, that came with a whopping price tag of USD 56,000 (HK$440,000), if one was lucky enough to get their hands on one.

Here are a series of skateboard decks that come from the crossover collections with a number of artists, namely Japanese contemporary artists Takashi Murakami and Mr., as well as the slightly controversial British artist, Damien Hirst:




Lot 19 | Supreme x Takashi Murakami & Mr. | Skateboards, 2007

Estimate: US$7,000 - 9,000 (HK$54,604 - 70,206)

Lot 21 | Supreme x Damien Hirst “Spin” & “Spots” | Skateboards, 2009

Estimate: US$10,000 - 15,000 (HK$78,007 - 117,010)


Lot 47 | Supreme x Stern | Pinball Machine, 2018

Estimate: US$26,000 - 30,000 (HK$202,818 - 234,021)

The present lot was the exact one that Supreme used to shoot its video commercial in New York. Only a hundred of the same full-size arcade quality Stern pinball machines were launched in 2018, when they were all sold out within the first six minutes that they were made available online. 


Behind the Box: 1994-2020 (Online sale)

Auction house: Christie’s New York

Bidding ends: December 15, 2020 (11:00pm HKT)