MELLERIO | A PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1975 | 粉紅金腕錶，年份約1975
A PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH
Caliber: manual winding movement, 15 jewels
Case: 18k pink gold, solid snap-on case back
Closure: associated buckle
Size: length 49 mm, width 22.5 mm
Signed: dial signed Mellerio, movement signed by maker, Pierce Watch Co. Inc
Accessories: personally signed attestation letter by Corby McCoin, former personal assistant to Ms. Carrie Fisher dated May 11, 2019, attestation from Kurt Rothner, owner of Excalibur Jewelry who serviced the present lot for Ms. Fisher for many years
Please note that this lot contains material(s) which have import or export restrictions. Please contact a member of the department for further information.
Case in overall good condition with previous polish. Gold mark present to the lower half of the right side case band, but with rubbing/fading. Stepped areas well defined. Some small nicks and scuffs throughout. Crystal glazing is thick - with a chip and some scratches in the upper left corner. Associated pink gold buckle is with wear and not signed.
Dial with vertical lines throughout. Some wear to the painted black indexes. Dial likely washed.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
"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."
The present lot formerly belonged to the indomitable Carrie Fisher, which was given to her trusted personal assistant and beloved friend.
Most known for her iconic portrayal of the legendary Princess Leia in Star Wars, Fisher enjoyed an extremely successful career as an actress, script doctor, comedian, and writer.
Carrie Fisher was nominated for numerous awards throughout her life, and her work The Princess Diarist posthumously won a Grammy in 2018 for Best Spoken Word Album. Outside of work, she was a vocal activist for women's advocacy, LGBT causes, and animal welfare. Her work helped shine a light on sensitive subjects, such as addiction and mental illness and helped public awareness and support those affected by them. She leaves behind a legacy of inspired work and more inspirational activism.
This watch is a chance to own a piece previously worn by an iconic woman who inspired millions both on and off the screen.