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.
Introduced in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland, the celebrated firm was named after its founders and accomplished watchmaker, Ulysse Nardin. The company was originally widely respected for manufacturing highly accurate marine chronometers. Throughout the years, the company gradually shifted its focus on creating limited editions of ultra-high precision timepieces. Such a change resulted in the creation of the Jaquemarts Minute Repeater, the Freak and the renowned "Trilogy of Time" - Astrolabium Galileo Galilei (Lot 2274 in this sale), Planetarium Copernicus (Lot 2273 in this sale) and Tellurium Johannes Kepler (Lot 2272 in this sale).