20 October 2005
LOUIS VUITTON. AN 18K GOLD WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS, DATE, 24 HOURS AND MOON PHASES
Signed Louis Vuitton, No. 0474, circa 1990
With quartz movement, white matte dial with Arabic numerals, revolving inner ring for 24 hours divided into diurnal and nocturnal time with a black-tipped indicator hand advanced by a button in the band at six o'clock, middle revolving ring indicating various cities of the world representing different time zones advanced by the crown at 12 o'clock, outer ring calibrated for date, fan-form sector in the center for phases of the moon, circular bulbous water-resistant-type case, the back secured by four screws, case and dial signed, with gold-plated Louis Vuitton buckle
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Accompanied by Louis Vuitton instructions.
Please note that according to further the research the present lot, and also lot 31, were designed for Louis Vuitton by the Italian designer Gae Aulenti and manufactured by IWC.
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