17 November 2008,
Price realised CHF 22,500
Estimate CHF 10,000 - CHF 15,000
Ulysse Nardin. A fine 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar astronomical wristwatch
Signed Ulysse Nardin, Astrolabium Galileo Galilei, No. 008, Ref. 901-21, circa 1995
Gilt-finished lever movement, 33 jewels, two-tone silvered and blue dial with analogical and perpetual representation of the Gregorian calendar, solar hand indicating solar hour, sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk, indication for month, day, zodiac sign, location of the sun, equinox and solstice, cardinal points and temporal hours, moon hand indication of the rise and fall of the moon, moon phase, lunar position, gilt dragon hand indicating solar and lunar eclipses, circular case, bezel with inlaid black enamel Roman numerals and Arabic 24 hours indication, back secured by four screws, hooded lugs, 18K gold Ulysse Nardin buckle, case and movement signed
40 mm. diam.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
With Ulysse Nardin instruction manual, firm's and model's history and wooden presentation box.
The model is illustrated in Armbanduhren - 100 Jahre Entwicklungsgeschichte by Kahlert, Mühe, Brunner, fifth edition, p. 430, pl. 1476.
Almost certainly unique, this exceptional domino set and music box has the most illustrious and fascinating provenance
From a Tropical Lemon to a watch made from Swiss cheese, rare and eye-catching timepieces offered in our Rare Watches sale on 1..
From one generation to the next, the evolution of a horological legend
Eric Wind reflects on the move towards ‘honest’ vintage watches enhanced by the ‘ravages’ of time