26 April 2004
SWISS. AM 18K GOLD SKELETONISED WRISTWATCH
Unsigned, Made for Daniel Chatelain, SA, circa 1991
With finely engraved skeletonised gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, the skeletonised dial with applied dot numerals on outer chapter ring, an applied gold panel at 12 engraved 1291 CH 1991, the circular case with glazed display back secured by four screws, unsigned
32 mm. diam.
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This watch was produced for the 700th anniversary of Switzerland as a unique piece for Daniel Chatelain SA.
On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
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