In an exciting development for passionate collectors and admirers, a piece of musical and horological history is coming to auction at Christie's New York next month. The spotlight is on Sir Elton John's personal treasures, with a Cartier Crash watch, once owned by the iconic musician, taking center stage among a number of items from his residence in Atlanta.

Known for establishing a connection with Atlanta during his extensive tours of the United States, Sir Elton John found a second home in this city, where he purchased an apartment in 1992 on Peachtree Road. The relevance of this address goes beyond real estate, becoming a source of inspiration for his twenty-seventh studio album, entitled “Peachtree Road”, released in November 2004. Now, as the singer takes leave of this residence, he parts with a collection curated of artwork, fashion and personal items, marking the start of a series of eight auctions scheduled for February 21 in New York and online.

The auction, titled “THE COLLECTION OF SIR ELTON JOHN: Goodbye Peachtree Road,” features a diverse range of artworks by renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Beard, Herb Ritts and Richard Avedon, some of which feature personal touches tailored for the iconic singer.

However, what steals the show in the watchmaking field is the Cartier crash 1991 in yellow gold with silver dial that once adorned Sir Elton John's wrist. An avid watch collector, Sir Elton's choice of watches has always been of interest, and this Cartier Crash, with an estimated value between $70.000 and $100.000, is bound to seriously attract attention.

As the gavel prepares to come down on these extraordinary artefacts, collectors and fans eagerly await the opportunity to own a piece of Sir Elton John's exceptional legacy, blending music, art and watchmaking in a celebration of his illustrious career and his eclectic tastes.