Lot 50
  • 50

Tiffany & Co, New York

15,000 - 25,000 USD
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  • yellow gold, sapphire, ruby and diamond
  • diameter 56 mm
• highly jeweled nickel movement, lever escapement, gold cuvette • gilt dial, champlevé green enamel stylized Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds and outer track for chronograph also in green enamel, blued steel moon hands • heavy case intricately engraved in high relief with scrolling foliate decoration, the cover with applied monogram using graduating cabochon sapphires and rubies, and old European-cut diamonds • dial, cuvette and movement signed • total diamond weight approximately 4.00 cts 


The movement is not running or repeating, it requires extensive restoration. The repeat train is gummy from dried oil and the center arbor is broken.There are some light scuffs to the dial. The impressive case lacking four stones (three rubies and one diamond) to the cover. The stones are exceptionally nice - the rubies and sapphires are bright and lively and semi transparent. The old European-cut diamonds are E-F in color and VS-SI in clarity. The total weight is 161.6 dwts.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

The exquisitely fashioned Art Nouveau case of the present lot exemplifies the creative genius of Paulding Farnham, Tiffany & Co.'s famed designer from the turn of the last century. A drawing of a similar piece with DTS monogram is illustrated in Loring, J., Tiffany Timepieces, p. 104.