• Lot 2294

    ULYSSE NARDIN, CIRCUS MINUTE REPEATER

    PINK GOLD MANUALLY-WOUND MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH ONYX DIAL AND ANIMATED CIRCUS SCENE, LIMITED EDITION OF 30

    NO. 11/30, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

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    ULYSSE NARDIN, CIRCUS MINUTE REPEATER

    PINK GOLD MANUALLY-WOUND MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH ONYX DIAL AND ANIMATED CIRCUS SCENE, LIMITED EDITION OF 30
    NO. 11/30, MANUFACTURED IN 2006

    Calibre UN-71, 32 jewels, repeating on gongs via hammers, black onyx dial, gold animated circus performers, three-part case in 18k pink gold, transparent case back fastened by six screws, repeating slide, 18k pink gold UN deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 42.5 mm.


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    EUR96,000-145,000

    With Ulysse Nardin presentation box, certificates and product literature.

    The ULYSSE NARDIN CIRCUS MINUTE REPEATER is a magnificent complicated horological creation which unites the fascination of animated figures with the endearing charm of the minute repeating mechanism.

    The arrestingly beautiful dial is carved from a piece of black onyx and is, at the same time, a stage for the circus performers. Each figure is painstakingly rendered in gold and their acts are performed in sequence every time the repeating slide is activated. The hour chimes are represented by the monkey, who attempts to snatch the sphere juggled by the crown, and in fact, represents the small seconds when the movement is ticking. The tigers paw and the whip of the tamer moves in conjunction with the quarters, and the minutes by the tiger's paw moving alone. Last but not least, during the entire operation of the repeating sequence, the bear bows before the ballerina.

    Upon close examination under a loupe will reveal the craftsmen's phenomenal love for immaculate detail and superb know how - behind the circus performers are audience with enthralled faces and clapping their hands, all carved in relief.

    The Circus Repeater is undeniably a horological master piece and certainly one of the most remarkable minute repeating wristwatches ever created. Available exclusively in pink gold and platinum, each is strictly limited to only 30 pieces.

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    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.