Lot 174
  • 174

Ulysse Nardin

40,000 - 60,000 CHF
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  • diameter 43 mm thickness 15 mm
• cal. UN-87 automatic gilt lever movement, 64 jewels, skeletonized white gold rotor • blue cloisonné enamel on gold central disc depicting the continents, surrounding yellow gold ring with engraved Arabic numerals for the 24 hours of the second time zone, spring overlapping central disc bending according to various times of the year separating the portion of the Earth lit by the sun from the portion in darkness and indicating sunrise and sunset, outer ring with names of the months and 12 signs of the Zodiac, rotating moon representing its phases, dragon head and tail hand indicating month and Zodiac signs, two luminous yellow gold floating hands indicate hours and minutes • heavy polished case, rounded bezel engraved with Roman and Arabic numerals for primary time display, sapphire crystal and display case back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Ulysse Nardin buckle


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may require a service in the near future to be well preserved. Dial in good condition. Case with a few light scuffs to the band. Overall in good condition. Mvt n°87.9.050 The strap of this watch is made of endangered species. More information please consult important notices.
"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 Tellurium Johannes Kepler wristwatch was produced as a limited number of 99 pieces and is part of the astronomical trilogy series which also includes the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei and the Planetarium Copernicus. These pieces were made as a tribute to the great scientific minds who have sought to expand the understanding of the universe.
Johannes Kelper (1571-1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. He is best know for his eponymous laws of planetary motion.