Record-breaking Colnago Gioiello Numero 1 sells for 120,650 CHF at Sotheby’s Geneva Luxury Week

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Record-breaking Colnago Gioiello Numero 1 sells for 120,650 CHF at Sotheby’s Geneva Luxury Week

Presented alongside magnificent jewels, important handbags & watchesat the Mandarin Oriental Geneva, the most expensive Colnago ever sold,built to celebrate the ongoing Giro d’Italia, went under the hammertoday.


Geneva, Geneva’s Luxury Week, 18 May 2023 - The Colnago GioielloNumero 1, the unique work of art Colnago Gioiello bicycle embellished at thetop of its steering tube by an 18ct gold artefact with a 2.03ct diamondembedded inside, was built to celebrate the 106th Giro d’Italia and to showcaseItalian beauty to the world. The unique work of art was presented alongsidemagnificent jewels, important handbags and watches at the Mandarin OrientalGeneva as part of Sotheby's Geneva Luxury Week. Today, with the auction’s closing, the Colnago Gioiello Numero 1 officiallybecame the most expensive Colnago ever sold, for the record-breaking amount of 120,650 CHF (approx. 135,000 USD / 125,000 €).

Nicola Rosin, Colnago CEO, commented:
“Being part of the group of brandsthat make people dream is a huge satisfaction for us. Colnago’s strategicpositioning allows, in particular with the C series, to enter into the prestigiousworld of exclusivity.”

The Colnago Gioiello Numero 1 is the most precious piece of the limited editionColnago Gioiello (‘jewel’ in English), of which only 50 pieces have been made.For the realization of this bike, based on the C68 frame, a goldsmith’stechnique of applying gold leaf was used. Partners were involved in thecreation of dedicated components, working alongside Colnago’s designers onspecial decorations, such as the Colnago pattern or the bottle cage inspired bythe shapes of the Trofeo Senza Fine, the iconic symbol of the Giro d’Italia.
To further embellish the artefact, in addition to these already precious details,Colnago has collaborated with a goldsmith’s workshop, creating a real jewel tofit at the top of the steering tube.

Manufacture: handmade in gold 18 kt tit. 750/1000
Diamante: roun brilliant-cut diamond, Ct 2.03 SI1, colour Fancy b.Y. , certificaten. CD1240023
Ace of Clubs: handmade in gold 24 kt

Frame: Colnago C68 Road - Full Carbon
Handlebar and stem: Colnago CC.01 integrated
Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9250
Pulley wheel: CeramicSpeed OSPW 3D Printed Ti OSPW TiN Coated
Brake discs: Carbon-Ti X-rotor steelcarbon
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR flow carbon Colnago for Giro d'Italia
Wheels: Enve SES 3.4 Gold version
Tires: Pirelli P ZERO Race TLR Gold x Colnago for Giro d’Italia
Handlebar tape: Colnago for Giro d’Italia
Bottle cage: Colnago for Giro d'Italia

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Last update: May 24, 2023