PHILIPPE DUFOUR | SIMPLICITY, NUMBER 100, A PLATINUM WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2005 | "Simplicity 鉑金腕錶，機芯編號100，2005年製"
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR
SIMPLICITY, NUMBER 100
A PLATINUM WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2005
Calibre: cal. 11 mechanical, 21 jewels
Movement number: 100
Case: platinum, snap on sapphire crystal display back
Closure: black Philippe Dufour alligator strap and 18k platinum buckle
Size: 34 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Philippe Dufour Certificate of Origin and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The watch is overall in exceptional unpolished condition. The watch has seldom been worn with only very very light surface wear but the surface wear cannot be seen without the aide of a loupe. The lugs are very thick with very strong hallmarks between the lugs. The movement is excellent and is numbered 100. The dial is in excellent overall condition. This example is from the second owner from new and is one of the best 34 mm Simplicity to have appeared on the market before.
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."