• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 258

    BLANCPAIN. A FINE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL TIME, MOON PHASES AND CIGAR CUTTER

    SIGNED BLANCPAIN, LE BRASSUS QUANTÈIME PERPÉTUAL, HAVANA, GMT MODEL, NO. 45/150, REF. NO. 4277-3446-55B, CIRCA 2006

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    BLANCPAIN. A FINE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH DUAL TIME, MOON PHASES AND CIGAR CUTTER
    SIGNED BLANCPAIN, LE BRASSUS QUANTÈIME PERPÉTUAL, HAVANA, GMT MODEL, NO. 45/150, REF. NO. 4277-3446-55B, CIRCA 2006
    Cal. 55A5A nickel-finished lever movement, 28 jewels, glucydur balance, brown dial, applied Roman numerals, three subsidiary dials indicating date, day and month with leap year indication, fan-form sector for phases of the moon combined with lunar calendar, calibrated 24 hour ring for dual time, circular water-resistant-type case, stepped bezel, sapphire crystal display back secured by four screws, case, dial and movement signed, platinum Blancpain deployant buckle
    41mm diam.


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    Accompanied by a Blancpain International Warranty dated November 3, 2006, wooden presentation box, instructions pamphlet, polish cloth and outer packaging. Further accommpanied by a specially made bronze and wood cigar cutter resembling an antique watch lathye

    The Le Brassus Quantième Perpétual GMT Havana is dedicated to both the luxury of fine watch making and the passion for fine living. The Havana tint brown dial is reminiscent of cigar tobacco while the winding rotor is hand carved and symbolic of tobacco leaves. The watch uses patented correctors found under the lugs making calendar corrections with ease.

    The watch was produced in a limited number of 150 timepieces.

    Special Notice

    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.