Lot 122
  • 122


7,000 - 9,000 USD
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  • gold and alligator
  • diameter 35 mm, thickness 10 mm
• automatic winding movement, 17 jewels • dial with cloisonné polychrome enamel scene of a caravelle at sea, applied Arabic numerals and dot indexes, center seconds • 18k pink gold case, curved lugs, snap on solid case back • case, dial, and movement signed


Movement running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Movement stops intermittently and will need servicing. Enamel dial in good condition with some minor scratches and spotting. Numerals show signs of age with the number 6 missing. Case in good condition with minor scuff from use. Case back with minor nicks and a small scratch. Signature stamp is crisp. The strap of this watch contains endangered species; please see Important Notices for further information.
"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 dial of the present lot, depicting a caravelle, was made for Eska by the famed Stern dial factory, who worked with many of the major watch firms, such as Patek Philippe and Rolex. The underside of the dial bears the number 64, for Eska, as well as Stern Créations' trademark star symbol.