Lot 195
  • 195

Van Cleef & Arpels

8,000 - 12,000 USD
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  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • white gold, MOP, diamonds, cow leather
  • length 34 mm
• quartz movement • mother of pearl and diamond set dial, white gold baton hands • 18k white gold rectangular case, diamond set bezel, T bar lugs and crown, solid case back secured with four screws • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k white gold and diamond set Van Cleef & Arpels buckle


CASEThe case is not inclusive of the t bar lugs.The width is approximately 27 mm.Case in overall good condition with light wear and scuffing consistent with occasional use. Scews to the case back with some wear. Case back with light surface wear and some scratches. Buckle with some equivalent wear. Diamond weight and quality have been provided directly through Van Cleef and Arpels certificate.Please note that the Van Cleef & Arpels satin strap to the watch is with some heavy wear to the hinge area and may require replacement. DIALDial in excellent condition.MOVEMENTMovement requires a new battery replacement before observations may be made. Please contact the department directly for further details.
"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

Accompanied by a Van Cleef & Arpels International Certificate of Authenticity booklet dated May 17, 2012. Together with an owner's manual, a cylindrical travel case, and a presentation box with outer packaging. 

The total diamond weight is approximately 2.54 cts.
The present lot is one in four total pieces manufactured by Van Cleef & Arpels in a highly limited series. The mother of pearl and diamond set dial illustrates a delicate vision of droplets of water falling from rainforest ferns into a lake. The motion of the droplets rippling into larger circles on the water’s surface is conveyed beautifully here, a feat capable only by the refined atelier.