4 June 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
A lady's diamond set gold wristwatch, by Van Cleef & Arpels
The square dial with Roman numeral quarters and dot markers, in square case with pavé brilliant-cut diamond fan shaped terminals and single-cut diamond arched line sides, to an integral geometric design link bracelet with cylindrical detail, circa 1945, French import marks, approximately 18.5 cm. long, unsigned mechanical movement
Dial signed Van Cleef & Arpels
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