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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2640

    HERMÈS. A LADYS VERY FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH MILLEFIORI GLASS DIAL

    SIGNED HERMÈS, PARIS, ARCEAU MILLEFIORI MODEL, NO. 1/24, CASE NO. 3’138’899, CIRCA 2014

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    HERMÈS. A LADYS VERY FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH MILLEFIORI GLASS DIAL
    SIGNED HERMÈS, PARIS, ARCEAU MILLEFIORI MODEL, NO. 1/24, CASE NO. 3’138’899, CIRCA 2014
    Cal. H1912 automatic movement, 28 jewels, red ground millefiori glass dial with floral motif, circular case, diamond-set bezel and crown, glazed display back secured by five screws, 18k white gold Hermès buckle, case, crystal and dial signed
    34 mm. diam.
    US$7,700-10,000


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    With Hermès Certificate Origin and International Warranty dated 12 November 2014, Diamond and Precious Metals Certificate dated 12 November 2014 confirming production of the present watch set with 61 diamonds weighing approximately 0.83 carats, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present watch is numbered 1 of a very limited edition of 24 examples only.

    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, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Hermès has been founded in 1837, when Thierry Hermès (1801-1878) first established Hermès as a harness workshop on the "Grands Boulevards" in Paris and that was later moved to the prestigious address 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Mindful of making the finest harnesses, Thierry Hermès was prized several times, setting the basis for the future development of the brand. In 1970’s, La Montre Hermès, a watch division for fine watchmaking was founded in Bienne, Switzerland.

    Based on their know-how developed by making fine harnesses and the relationships that they soon developed with suppliers of the finest goods and eminent personalities like the Tsar of Russia to name only one of the first that granted his trust to the family brand, Hermès broadened its activities from harnesses to travel bags, watchmaking and furniture. As a pioneer, Hermès was granted the exclusive rights to use the zipper for leather goods and clothing. This led the basis for the development of comfortable yet elegant sport accessories.

    For an examples of Hermès watches, please see Lot 2640, 2641 and 2642 in this sale.