29 November 2007
BLANCPAIN. A FINE AND VERY RARE LADY'S 18K GOLD MINUTE REPEATING AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH
SIGNED BLANCPAIN, MODEL "REPETITION MINTUES", NO. 1, CIRCA 1998
With gilt-finished lever movement, mono-metallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two steel gongs via two polished steel hammers, 21k gold rotor, the two-tone silvered dial with applied Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with stepped bezel, repeating mechanism activated by a slide in the band, glazed display back, together with an 18k gold Blancpain buckle, case, dial and movement signed
28 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by a Blancpain presentation box with outer packaging and blank Register of Connoisseurs.
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