Lot 2
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7,000 - 9,000 USD
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  • height 5 inches (12.7 cm)
• platform lever escapement • the face inset with champagne matte dial, Arabic numerals, the surround decorated with Limoges-style enamel in tones of translucent green and red enamel over engine-turning, within opaque white enamel foliate borders, the side panels both decorated with Limoges-style panels, each panel centered by a winged lady (nymph) en grisaille against a ground of translucent green enamel over engine-turning, with translucent red enamel borders heightened with en grisaille scrolling foliage • the case with egg and dart motif, banded Corinthian capitals, the base fitted with lever for choice of hours and quarter strike, silence and quarters, bail handle • unsigned


The dial shows signs of wear. The retailer or makers signature is now worn and unreadable. The enamel is in good condition in general. The case is crisp. The repeat button is replaced. The accompanying carrying case appears to be later. Accompanied by a winding key. Clock in running and striking order.
"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

This clock was used as a prop in the 1980s German detective television series, Stahlkammer Zürich. The show followed the adventures of investigators who traveled around the globe looking for the owners of abandoned safety deposit boxes from a Swiss bank.

It is believed that one episode involved this clock and espionage between East and West Germany. During the production, the plaque reading Fabergé on the movement was added and the repeat button might have been replaced for visual and story reasons.