Property from the Collections of Charlotte and Anne Ford
GOLD AND DIAMOND 'PARENTESI' BRACELET-WATCH, BULGARI
The round dial pavé-set with single-cut diamonds on a flexible bracelet composed of polished gold modular links, pavé-set at intervals with round diamonds, internal circumference expandable, signed Bulgari, caseback numbered BJ 01 G 68195, with maker's, Italian assay and registry marks, one diamond missing.
In good condition, with scratches and minor discoloration to the gold commensurate with age and wear. Italian assay marks for 18 karat gold. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 1.75 carats, are approximately E-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Bracelet is open at the back and flexible. Fits best on a small wrist. Gross weight approximately 56 dwts. Watch is in running condition at the time of cataloguing but has not been tested for accuracy of time keeping. Band width approximately ½ inch. Please note the Important Notice Regarding Watches on page 235 of the printed catalogue.
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.
For similar examples of 'Parentesi' watches, see Bulgari by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, page 137.