View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2062. ANDERSEN GENEVE | SECULAR PERPETUEL CALENDAR, A PLATINUM SECULAR PERPETUAL CALENDAR DOUBLE DIALLED WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2000 | "Secular Perpetual Calendar 鉑金萬年曆雙錶盤腕錶,備閏年顯示,約2000年製".
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ANDERSEN GENEVE | SECULAR PERPETUEL CALENDAR, A PLATINUM SECULAR PERPETUAL CALENDAR DOUBLE DIALLED WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2000 | "Secular Perpetual Calendar 鉑金萬年曆雙錶盤腕錶,備閏年顯示,約2000年製"

ANDERSEN GENEVE | SECULAR PERPETUEL CALENDAR, A PLATINUM SECULAR PERPETUAL CALENDAR DOUBLE DIALLED WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2000 | "Secular Perpetual Calendar 鉑金萬年曆雙錶盤腕錶,備閏年顯示,約2000年製"

ANDERSEN GENEVE | SECULAR PERPETUEL CALENDAR, A PLATINUM SECULAR PERPETUAL CALENDAR DOUBLE DIALLED WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2000 | "Secular Perpetual Calendar 鉑金萬年曆雙錶盤腕錶,備閏年顯示,約2000年製"

ANDERSEN GENEVE


SECULAR PERPETUEL CALENDAR

A PLATINUM SECULAR PERPETUAL CALENDAR DOUBLE DIALLED WRISTWATCH WITH LEAP YEAR INDICATION, CIRCA 2000

Secular Perpetual Calendar

鉑金萬年曆雙錶盤腕錶,備閏年顯示,約2000年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: automatic, jewelled

Case: platinum, snap on case back

Closure: black Andersen Geneve leather strap and platinum buckle

Size: 41 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The calendar function is working properly. The watch is in very good overall condition. The band with very minor signs of wear toward left and very tiny pinhead dings at places.The case back with signs of wear at 7 o'clock visible to the naked eye. The buckle with minor surface wear to the front.


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."

Born in Denmark 1942, Svend Andersen is a renowned independent watchmaker known for his excellent craftsmanship and complexity. Launching his own workshop in the late 1970s, Andersen continued as a brand developing complications such as the present Secular Perpetual Calendar.


The Gregorian Calendar that we use today was introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, in an effort to improve accuracy upon the Julian Calendar. Furthermore to the leap year system which adds one day to every year divisible by 4, Pope Gregory XIII also introduced the secular leap year system. For every century year ending in "00", those years that are not divisible by 400 would be considered a secular leap year, in which the regular leap day would not apply. This calibration is introduced to track our Earthly rotation more accurately with the calendar. Our next secular leap year will be the year 2100, which has only 28 days in February. The present Andersen Secular Perpetual Calendar takes this calculation into account, and will display the correct perpetual calendar date for the next 400, and even 800 years to come.