11 June 2004
Longines. A stainless steel openface keyless lever watch with split-second timer
Signed Longines, 1/10, Movement No. 50918361, circa 1960
With nickel-fininished lever movement, 23 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, steel cuvette, the silvered brushed dial with Arabic numerals, outer black chapter ring calibrated for 60 seconds, two subsidiary dials indicating 30 minute register and constant seconds, orange chronograph hand with attached 10 second scale for split-second timer, the large circular case with factory engraved screw back, split-second chronograph operated by one button in the band and through the winding crown, case, dial and movement signed
66 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by its original Longines blue leather fitted box and leather neck strap.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately