30 November 2005
ANDERSEN. AN 18K GOLD AND ENAMEL AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH
Signed Andersen, Geneve, Christopher Columbus 1492 1992, circa 1992
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the blue enamel dial with gilt map of the world with the 1492 route of Christopher Columbus, the outer rotating chapter ring calibrated for 24 hours and divided into diurnal and nocturnal hours, second outer rotating ring with 30 cities of the world, the circular case with stepped bezel, engraved nautical instrument and globe to the snap on back, together with an 18k gold Andersen buckle, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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The Christopher Columbus model was produced in 1992 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the Americas.
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