BOVET | REFERENCE HMS5002-SD12, A UNIQUE WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL, CIRCA 2017 | 播威 | "型號HMS5002-SD12 獨一無二白金鑲鑽石腕錶，備琺瑯錶盤，錶殼編號19051，約2017年製"
A UNIQUE WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL, CIRCA 2017
Dial: white enamel with miniature painting of white tiger
Calibre: automatic, jeweled
Case: 18k white gold, snap on case back engraved with dragon
Case number: 19'051
Closure: black Bovet alligator strap and 18k white gold buckle
Size: 40 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Bovet Certificate of Origin and Warranty and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The enamel dial is nice and intact. All diamonds are nice and intact. The case with hardly any signs of wear. The case back with minor signs of wear. Otherwise the watch 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."
Honing professional techniques for miniature paintings, Bovet has reanimated the majestic white tiger onto the palm of a wristwatch. Exhibited on a white enamel dial, the fine strokes of the white tiger reveal microscopic levels of precision, each brush injected with passion bringing out its lifeforce. The case back is furthermore engraved with a dragon, balancing the unprecedented aura of the white tiger. Symbolizing power, courage, and sometimes the lucky meeting of a spiritual entity, the present timepiece brings about a unique opportunity not to be missed.