John Reardon International head of watches, Christie’s
Buy Jean-Claude Killy Rolex—Dato-Compax Legendary skier’s timepiece line from the ’60s is an increasingly hot alternative to the famed Rolex Daytona. Be mindful: Dial and case condition are everything.
Hold Patek Philippe Ref 2526 With fewer than 600 of these produced in the 1950s, most with porcelain-enamel dials, near-mint-condition models will see prices rise steadily. Sell Richard Mille High-End Modern Production Watches When a downturn arrives, the first to feel it will be watches that retail above $500,000. Have an extra one? (But of course.) Move it now while resale prices are high.
Anthony Giglio Wine director for American Express’ Centurion Lounges; contributing editor to Food & Wine
Buy 2015 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Calderara Sottana Proprietor Marc de Grazia was one of the first to recognise the potential of Sicily’s long-dormant Etna region. This spicy red, rich-in-raspberry fruit and silky tannins, will last beyond a decade.
Hold All Northern Rhône Reds Availability of older vintages of Côte Rôtie, Hermitage and especially Cornas is sparse; demand has skyrocketed. Place your largest bets on Cornas’ “big four” vintners: Thierry Allemand, Auguste Clape, Noel Verset and Robert Michel.
Sell 1982 Red Bordeaux Time to crowbar open those original wooden cases of ’82 and either drink or sell. The ripeness of that legendary vintage has started to turn the flavours of aging into those of stewed fruit.
Zohar Elhanani CEO of MutualArt, a comprehensive online art-market information guide
Buy Loie Hollowell Young painter of abstract and suggestive work, on the tip of every collector’s tongue, is showing at the Pace Gallery in London this autumn. Only one work has auctioned; it sold for $68,750, four times the midrange estimate. Hold Ulay & Marina Abramović Collaborative Polaroids An exhibition of solo and collaborative works in London next year is likely to drive demand for these radical performance artistes, particularly their Polaroids from the 1980s. Sell Lucas Cranach the Elder Four paintings by the German Renaissance master have sold in excess of $1 million this year. His works aren’t in limited supply. Can demand keep up?