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    Sale 2040

    Jewels: The New York Sale

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A "COSMOS SECRET" WRISTWATCH/BROOCH, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

    Price Realised  

    A "COSMOS SECRET" WRISTWATCH/BROOCH, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    Designed as a flower, set with a circular-cut diamond bombé pistil, extending overlapping circular-cut diamond petals, opening to reveal a watch, with quartz movement, the circular blue mother-of-pearl dial with white gold hands, to the charcoal gray leather wristband accented by circular-cut diamond leaves and circular-cut diamond deployant clasp, mounted in 18k white gold, (accompanied by winding key and brooch attachment)
    Dial signed Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, caseback signed Van Cleef & Arpels no. ML2978, winding key signed V.C.A. for Van Cleef & Arpels, brooch signed Van Cleef & Arpels no. ML2978


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    Cf. Marc Petit, Van Cleef and Arpels: Reflections of Eternity, Editions Cercle d'Art, Paris, 2006, plate no. 189