Lot 43
  • 43

Ulysse Nardin

50,000 - 70,000 CHF
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  • pink gold
  • diameters 40 mm, 40 mm, 43 mm for the Tellurium
the first: Astrolabium Galileo Galilei cal. UN-97 decoratively engraved rhodium plated automatic lever movement, mono-metallic balance, 33 jewels • tri-colour grey and silvered dial, off-centre gold disk with division for the 12 signs of the Zodiac, overlapping rings representing the following: equinoctial time, local time, months, signs of the zodiac, elevation and azimuth of sun and moon on the planisphere, diurnal and nocturnal hours, moon phases, aspect of sun and moon in relation to each other, blued steel baton hands • 18k pink gold case, calibrated bezel with Roman and Arabic numerals, back secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold Ulysse Nardin buckle

the second:  Tellurium Johannes Kepler cal. UN-87 decoratively engraved rhodium plated automatic lever movement, mono-metallic balance, 64 jewels • blue dial with outer ring indicating months and the Zodiacs, inner rotating cloisonné polychrome enamel map of the continents together with outer 24-hour ring for the second time zone, moon indicator rotating around the earth in real time, solar and lunar eclipse indication, dragon head and tail hand indicating month and Zodiac signs, flexible spring bending from the Tropics of Cancer to Capricorn to reveal the part of the earth lit by the sun and indication of time and location of sunrise and sunset • 18k pink gold case, bezel with inlaid blue enamel Roman and Arabic numerals, sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold Ulysse Nardin buckle

the third: Planetarium Copernicus cal. UN-80 decoratively engraved rhodium plated automatic movement, mono-metallic balance, 33 jewels • blued steel and pink gold dial centred by small central disc representing the sun, bordered by concentric rotating rings with applied gold cartouches representing the planets of the Solar System, small disc representing the Earth with attached rotating moon indicator, outer chapter ring with months and signs of the Zodiac, sweep seconds • sapphire crystal with stylised gilt demarcation lines emerging from the earth indicator, 18k pink gold case, rounded bezel with inlaid black enamel Roman numerals for the time display, sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold Ulysse Nardin buckle


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing and functions operational, however the timepiece has not been tested for the accuracy of its time keeping and may need servicing at the buyers discretion. Please not Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. Dial and hands of all three pieces in fantastic condition. Cases too with minor surface scuffs due to minimal use and age. A very complete set in fantastic condition.
"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."