5 June 2003
Svend Andersen. A limited edition 18K gold self-winding World Time wristwatch
Signed Andersen, Geneve, Christophorus Columbus, No. 53/500, circa 1992
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the blue and gilt dial designed as a map of the Atlantic ocean with applied dot numerals, gold dauphine hands, revolving cream and black chapter ring calibrated for 24 hours divided into diurnal and nocturnal hours, further bordered by a rotating ring indicating 30 cities throughout the world, the circular case with stepped bezel, downturned lugs, factory engraved snap on back, together with an 18K gold Svend Andersen buckle, accompanied by Svend Andersen original fitted wooden presentation box, Certificate of Origin, papers and outer packaging, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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In 1992, Svend Andersen released the Cristophorus Columbus model to commemeorate the 500th anniversary of the explorer's arrival in the Americas. This watch is number 53 from the limited edition of 500 examples.
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