LÉMAN CHRONO, REFERENCE 2185-1418-53
YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE,
Calibre: cal. 1185 automatic, 37 jewels
Case: 18ct yellow gold, screw-down crown, pushers and back
Case number: 404
Closure: brown unsigned alligator leather strap with unsigned yellow stainless steel pin buckle
Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
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Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
DIAL: under UV light dial shows multiple specks throughout lighting up. Hour hand with scuff and some loss of luminescent material, chronograph second hand without any luminescent material. Luminescent material on the indexes and hands not matching.
CASE: with scratches and scuffs around 3 o'clock, between 5 and 6 o'clock and some lighter scuffing around 9 o'clock. With two noticeable dents to the bezel around 11 o'clock. With 2 marks to the side of the case around 9 o'clock. With scuffing to the caseback.
MOVEMENT: only running when chronograph is activated, date advancing, chronograph starts, stops and resets to zero.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
**The strap of this wristwatch is made from an endangered species, please refer to important notices for further information**.
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 present Blancpain Léman Chronographe in yellow gold embodies the clean design language of the brand since its relaunch by Jean Claude Biver and Jacques Piguet in the 1980s. The timepiece is powered by a high-grade Frédérique Piguet-based movement offering a date display in addition to its chronograph abilities. This timepiece would be a great daily wearer for those looking for a precious, functional and reliable wristwatch.