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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 390

    Urban Jürgensen. A fine and rare platinum limited automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases

    SIGNED URBAN JÜRGENSEN, COPENHAGEN, REF. 9, NO. 004, MANUFACTURED IN 1999

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    Urban Jürgensen. A fine and rare platinum limited automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases
    Signed Urban Jürgensen, Copenhagen, ref. 9, no. 004, manufactured in 1999
    Nickel-finished lever movement, 35 jewels, engine-turned 21K gold rotor, engine-turned massive silver dial, Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, gold moon-style hands, for subsidiary dials for moon phases, day, month and date, circular case, stepped bezel, snap on back, platinum Urban Jürgensen buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    With Urban Jürgensen Certificate of Origin dated 14 October 1999, operating instructions, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging. The watch is in like new condition and has a one year guarantee valid from the day of sale.

    In production from late 1999 until 2002, Urban Jürgensen's Reference 9, the successor of Reference 2, was designed following a special request from one of the firm's faithful clients: A young computer software designer wanted a variation of the Reference 2 perpetual calendar wristwatch with indicating the day of the week and the month instead of the usual twin apertures on the standard watch, resulting in a classical wristwatch of timeless elegance.

    The model was made in an extremely small series of only 10 examples in platinum and 40 examples in yellow gold.