7 July 2003
ULYSSE NARDIN. A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION 18K GOLD SELF-WINDING WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL DIAL
Signed Ulysse Nardin, Hong Kong 1st July 1997, No. 3/25, 1997
With gilt finished lever movement, 21 jewels, the polychrome cloisonné enamel dial depicting the Hong Kong skyline, applied dot numerals, sweep centre seconds, the circular case with stepped bezel, fluted lugs, the back engraved with "Hong Kong 1st July 1997" in Chinese secured by six screws, together with an 18k gold Ulysse Nardin buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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Post Lot Text
This model was produced in a limited edition of 10 examples in platinum and 25 examples in 18k gold in 1997 to commemorate Hong Kong's handover to the People's Republic of China on 1st July 1997.
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