Lot 15
  • 15

A. Lecoultre, Geneva

6,000 - 8,000 USD
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  • diameter 54 mm
• nickel lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, cam-wheel regulator, minute repeating on two gongs, glazed dust cover, 18k pink gold cuvette • white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, blued steel spade hands, outer track calibrated for 60 units in red, subsidiary seconds • 18k pink gold case, band set with two rectangular chronograph buttons and repeat slide, engraved monogram to the front lid, engraved monogram to the hinged back • case numbered, dial and movement signed


The movement runs inconsistently and will need to be cleaned and serviced. The chronograph is sluggish and will need to be cleaned. The minute repeat chimes in phase. The dial is in nice condition with no hairlines. There is a scratch just below the center arbor, visible under a loupe. The case is generally rather rubbed and worn with the detail to the monograms on both sides worn. Otherwise, the case looks very nice.
"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."