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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 142

    Chopard. A very fine and unique 18K white gold and grey mother-of-pearl tonneau-shaped self-winding wristwatch with erotic automaton

    SIGNED CHOPARD, TORTUE EROTIQUE MODEL, REF. 16/2254/476, CASE NO. 416002, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

    Price Realised  

    Chopard. A very fine and unique 18K white gold and grey mother-of-pearl tonneau-shaped self-winding wristwatch with erotic automaton
    Signed Chopard, Tortue Erotique model, ref. 16/2254/476, case no. 416002, manufactured in 2004
    Cal. Piguet 71 nickel-finished lever movement, 35 jewels, the grey mother-of-pearl dial with Roman numerals on pink chapter ring, in large tonneau-shaped case, the reverse with an applied varicolour gold scene depicting an embracing couple against a mother-of-pearl background, the automaton activated when depressing a button in the crown, 18K white gold Chopard buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. wide & 43 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Chopard Certificate of Origin dated 23 December 2004 confirming that the present watch is a unique piece and Chopard Insurance Appraisal dated 19 January 2005 stating an insurance value of CHF 60,140. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The following three lots, 142 - 144, the Property of a European Collector, are from Chopard's "Erotic" series, comprising wristwatches fitted with an erotic automaton made upon the special request of the purchaser. Consequently, each of these watches is unique not only by its relevant scene but also by the material used.