• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2735

    Important Watches

    2 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2764

    ULYSSE NARDIN, SAN MARCO CLOISONNÉ, FLYING CLOUD

    PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL, LIMITED EDITION OF 30

    NO. 09/30, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

    Price Realised  

    ULYSSE NARDIN, SAN MARCO CLOISONNÉ, FLYING CLOUD

    PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL, LIMITED EDITION OF 30
    NO. 09/30, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

    Calibre UN-27, 38 jewels, cloisonné enamel dial depicting the famous clipper ship Flying Cloud, sweep centre seconds, three-part case, screwed transparent case back, platinum UN buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 40 mm.


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    US$9,000-13,000
    EUR6,200-8,800

    With Ulysse Nardin presentation box, certificates, C.O.S.C. and product literatures.

    The hand-made cloisonné enamel dial of the present watch depicts the famous clipper ship Flying Cloud which was built in Massachusetts, USA in 1851. This clipper is famous for her record-breaking trip from New York to San Francisco in the same year which took only 89 days compared to the 200 days for other ships to travel the same route. In 1853, Flying Cloud broke her own record by 13 hours, a record that lasted until 1989 when the sailboat Thursdays Child completed the passage in 80 days and 20 hours.

    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.