Lot 161
  • 161

Cartier/European Watch & Clock Co., Inc.

Estimate
2,500 - 3,500 GBP
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Description

  • AN 18K YELLOW GOLD SQUARE WRISTWATCHCIRCA 1950 SANTOS
  • Yellow gold / Manual winding
  • width 25 mm
• circular manual winding movement, 18 jewels • silvered dial, Roman numerals • square case with cut corners, raised bezel enhanced with eight screws, case back secured by four screws in the band, cut sapphire-set crown, t-bar lugs • case, dial and movement signed • pink and yellow gold deployant clasp

Condition

The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may require service soon. The dial is in good condition and the printing appears original. The case is in good condition and good definition throughout and good legibility for the numbers and gold marks. The movement is numbered 486100 and the case is 36133. The inside of the case is signed European Watch & Clock Co., Inc., France and the inside of the bezel is also stamped 36133. The clasp is numbered 12586.
"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."