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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | CADENAS A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND SET WATCH CIRCA 2000

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Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | CADENAS A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND SET WATCH CIRCA 2000

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | CADENAS A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND SET WATCH CIRCA 2000

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

9,375

USD

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS


CADENAS 

A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND SET WATCH CIRCA 2000


Dial: silvered guilloché, diamond set index

Caliber: quartz movement

Case: 18 yellow gold, diamond set accent

Case number: 154124

Closure: 18k yellow gold Cadenas closure

Dimensions: length 41 mm, width 26 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement


Please note that bidders are required to provide two forms of government issued photo identification and proof of address. For certain lots, deposits may be required. Sotheby’s has sole discretion to request deposits and cancel bids if requirements are not met by bidders.

CASE

Case in overall fair condition with wear and scuffing throughout from regular use. Some very light scratches and nicks, especially in the area of the locking mechanism. Some debris which may benefit from cleaning. Diamonds have not been tested for quality. 

DIAL

Dial remains in excellent condition. Diamond has not been tested for quality. 

MOVEMENT

A battery change is required to observe the movement fully. Please contact the department for further details.


***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).

The Cadenas, or "lock" in French is an elegant and discreet design, allowing only the wearer to see the watch dial. In the early 20th century, it was considered unsophisticated for a lady to check the time in public or even wear a watch! The Cadenas is said to have been conceived at the request of the Duchess of Windsor to combat this issue of propriety. Van Cleef & Arpels has since made it a staple in their timepiece collections.  

 

This modern edition of the Cadenas is attractively dressed diamonds and fit for any occasion. 


Please note that this lot contains material(s) which have import or export restrictions. Please contact a member of the department for further information.