Falcone. A probably unique 18K pink gold wristwatch with concealed erotic scene on white enamel dial
Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more Dino and Roberto Falcone, father and son, watch- and case-makers in Milan, produced only few examples of highly unusual and asymmetrical watches, always gold and with or without complications. Their creations are considered works of art and are amongst the rarest specimen to be offered at international watch auctions. In fact, this group must be considered the richest and most important selection of the famous "horological artists" Falcone-workshop to be offered in over a decade. Never offered for auction before, these were acquired directly from the Falcones. The asymmetrical models are designed after the 'limp' watch in Salvador Dali's painting The Persistence of Memory, 1931, exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Dali got his inspiration for the 'limp' watch from Camembert cheese and described it with the phrase "nothing else than the tender, extravagant and solitary paranoic-critical Camembert of time and space". Two other examples of Falcone watches are illustrated in Die schönsten Armbanduhren vergangener Jahrzehnte by Giampiero Negretti/Franco Nencini, p. 46.
Falcone. A probably unique 18K pink gold wristwatch with concealed erotic scene on white enamel dial

SIGNED ROBERTO FALCONE, MOVEMENT NO. 596'808, CIRCA 1989

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Falcone. A probably unique 18K pink gold wristwatch with concealed erotic scene on white enamel dial
Signed Roberto Falcone, movement no. 596'808, circa 1989
Mechanical movement, 18 jewels, white enamel dial depicting a couple, circular case, large bezel with 12 hours units, back secured by two screws, concealed dial only visible when depressing a button in the band and sliding a lever, case and dial signed by the maker, movement signed Blancpain
35.3 mm. diam.
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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 and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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A similar example is illustrated and described in Erotische Uhren by Christoph Prignitz p. 193.

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