Lot 1648
  • 1648

Yellow Gold and Diamond Wristwatch, 'Ludo', Van Cleef & Arpels, Circa 1945

80,000 - 120,000 HKD
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  • Yellow Gold, Diamonds
The front section designed as a polished gold pushpiece, enhanced with circular-, single- and old European-cut diamonds, opening to reveal a rectangular case with four Arabic numerals, to the yellow gold brick-link bracelet and clasp, mounted in yellow gold, clasp signed Van Cleef and Arpels N.Y. and numbered, mechanical movement, length approximately 140mm.


Please note we do not guarantee watch movements. Mechanical movement in running condition at time of cataloguing. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its time keeping and therefore a service should be carried out in the near future at the buyer's expense.Signed Van Cleef and Arpels, numbered N.Y.10058. Diamonds, estimated to weigh approximately 0.30 carat in total, are on average F to G colour, and mostly VS clarity, as gauged and graded in the mounting. Signs of slight discolouration on the rectangular case, normal wear and scratches to the metal commensurate with use and age. Overall in very good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. 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. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.