ANDERSEN GENEVE | PIÈCES UNIQUES, A UNIQUE WHITE AND PINK GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2015 | "Pièces Uniques 獨一無二白金及粉紅金萬年曆三問腕錶，備閏年顯示，約2015年製"
A UNIQUE WHITE AND PINK GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2015
Calibre: mechanical, jeweled
Case: 18k white and pink gold, snap on sapphire crystal display back
Closure: dark grey Andersen Geneve ostrich strap and 18k pink gold folding clasp
Size: 51 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Andersen Geneve Certificate of Origin and Manufacturing and instruction manual
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function are working properly. The repeating is chiming with nice clarity and tone. The case with minor signs of surface wear, hardly visible with the naked eyes. Otherwise it is in excellent overall condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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 unique timepiece is an outstanding example, equipped with a minute repeater and a perpetual calendar. The movement is a 1920s LeCoultre minute repeater. Forged in pink and white gold the case is made by JP Hagmann, master case maker specializing in repeater cases. The perpetual calendar is expressed with two analogical hands, along the leap year indication displaying within the ‘6’ index. The minute repeater is triggered by the bezel which make this extraordinary watch very subtle on first glance but highly technical and very well made.