Lot 2506
  • 2506


80,000 - 120,000 HKD
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  • brass, hard stone
  • dimensions 11 x 23 cm
• manual winding movement • ring-form dial with Arabic numerals for 24-hour indication • gilt brass globe carriage with gilt brass and simulated hardstone stand decorated by Sphinx figure and Egyptian pattern, white painted globe with the continents and countries in color


The movement is running, the globe is nice and colorful but with a large area of discoloration that runs from the right of Asia through to and below Australia with some areas of repair. The enamel cartouche numerals are in generally in good condition. Except for one four has been restored and others with minor chips and minor restorations. The brass stand with minor losses and discoloration. The base n generally good condition and the sphinx with some minor discoloration throughout. * Please note that the movement has not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and a service might be required at the buyer's expense. **The strap of this wristwatch is made from an endangered species, please refer to 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."

Catalogue Note

The winding mechanism of the present lot is extraordinary. The winding machine is achieved while the plate is pulled out and connected with the stake on the globe carriage. The clock could be winding up the clock by rotating the globe anti-clockwisely. Adjusting the local time by moving the hand directly and the world time is indicated by the chapter ring and globe.