• Jewels and Watches: The Dubai  auction at Christies

    Sale 7894

    Jewels and Watches: The Dubai Sale

    28 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 38

    GIRARD-PERREGAUX, TOURBILLON

    WHITE GOLD MANUALLY-WOUND THREE GOLDEN BRIDGES TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH

    NO. 1 OG, MANUFACTURED IN 1995

    Price Realised  

    GIRARD-PERREGAUX, TOURBILLON

    WHITE GOLD MANUALLY-WOUND THREE GOLDEN BRIDGES TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH
    NO. 1 OG, MANUFACTURED IN 1995

    Calibre 9910, 20 jewels, visible tourbillon regulator, three polished golden bridges, silvered chapter ring, small seconds, three-part case in 18k white gold, screwed case back, 18k white gold GP buckle, case and dial signed
    Dimensions: 34 x 36 mm. (including lugs)


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    With Girard-Perregaux presentation box and certificate.

    Founded in 1791, Girard-Perregaux carries out its own in-house design and production for both their external components and movements. It is this creative meticulousness that has resulted in the award-winning Three Golden Bridges Tourbillon, which reverses the traditional pocket watch tourbillon escapement so that the mechanism is displayed on the dial. Each bridge has a different role - the first, holds the mainspring balance in place; the centre holds the hour and minute hand; whilst the third bridge holds the tourbillon. The three bridge design is also purported to hold conceptual meaning - some say that it is said to represent the past, present and future whilst others deem it as symbolic of the Holy Trinity.

    Special Notice

    lots are subject to 5% import Duty on the importation value (low estimate) levied at the time of collection shipment within UAE. For UAE buyers, please note that duty is paid at origin (Dubai) and not in the importing country. As such, duty paid in Dubai is treated as final duty payment. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due.
    (for watches) Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue have bands which may be made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile and which may not lawfully be exported from the sale site without a CITES export permit. As explained above, these lots are marked with the symbol (~) in the catalogue.Accordingly, for purchased watches that are to be shipped out of the sale site for delivery,Christie’s will need to remove and retain the band before shipping the watch and buckle.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION (LOTS 38-42)