Property from a Private Collection
GOLD, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND DIAMOND 'LUDO SWING' WRISTWATCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
The square dial set with a mother-of-pearl mosaic and a single-cut diamond, the bezel framed and accented by round diamonds, on a flexible band composed of hexagonal links further highlighted with round diamonds, quartz movement, gross weight approximately 106 dwts, internal circumference 6⅛ inches, case back signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered 144298, the case back and clasp with Swiss assay and maker's marks.
Please note this property cannot be shipped internationally due to endangered species materials.
In good condition, with surface scratches to the mounting not noticeable when worn. Case back and clasp stamped 750 for 18 karat gold. The white mother-of-pearl in good condition and with moderate to strong iridescence. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 3.65 carats, are approximately G-H color, VS clarity. Width measures approximately ⅞ inch. Accompanied by photocopy of sales receipt. Quartz movement in running condition at time of cataloguing, but has not been tested for accuracy of time keeping. Please view the condition of watches disclaimer in the conditions of sale link below. Please note this property cannot be shipped internationally due to endangered species materials.
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