• Jewels at South Kensington auction at Christies

    Sale 5639

    Jewels at South Kensington

    19 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 56

    An automatic, triple calendar, moonphase, wristwatch, by Blancpain

    Price Realised  


    An automatic, triple calendar, moonphase, wristwatch, by Blancpain
    The circular white dial with Roman numerals, day and month apertures, moonphase aperture combined with lunar calendar and outer ring calibrated for date with corresponding central date hand, to a bi-metallic stepped bezel and ostrich straps by Jaeger-leCoultre, dial signed Blancpain automatic, case signed Blancpain and No. 4152, 34.8mm.; and a wristwatch by Piaget, the rectangular dial with Roman numerals in plain case, (case back originally secured by four screws, only one effective), 18 jewel movement signed Piaget, No. 7798168 and adjusted 5 positions and to temperature, with maker's buckle, dial and case signed Piaget, case No. 9150 273460, case interior No. 173, 23.2mm. (2)

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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    This lot may be subject to export and/or import restrictions. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to obtain any necessary permissions.

    Also please note that as the straps for the Piaget wristwatch may be of endangered or protected animal materials, such as crocodile, they are not sold with the watch but are for display purposes only. Christie's will need to remove and retain the straps before collection by the purchaser.