30 November 2005
MAUBOUSSIN. AN 18K WHITE GOLD, DIAMOND AND RUBY-SET AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL
Signed Mauboussin, No. J47W, Ref. 02369, circa 1995
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the engine-turned red dial with applied diamond and tapered baguette-cut ruby-set numerals on mother-of-pearl chapter ring, outer diamond and ruby-set ring, the circular case with square-cut diamond-set bezel, downturned fluted lugs, glazed display back secured by four screws, together with a silvered Mauboussin buckle, case, dial and movement signed
34 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by a Mauboussin presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity for the watch dated 3 April 1996, Certificate of High Jewellery and Watch Rate Certificate.
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