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426

Ulysse Nardin

HANNIBAL, REF 789-00 LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM WESTMINSTER MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH JAQUEMARTS, GRANITE DIAL AND MATCHING CUFFLINKS CIRCA 2015

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 200,000 CHF

Ulysse Nardin

Ulysse Nardin

HANNIBAL, REF 789-00 LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM WESTMINSTER MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH JAQUEMARTS, GRANITE DIAL AND MATCHING CUFFLINKS CIRCA 2015

HANNIBAL, REF 789-00 LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM WESTMINSTER MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH JAQUEMARTS, GRANITE DIAL AND MATCHING CUFFLINKS CIRCA 2015

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 200,000 CHF

Lot sold:

163,800

CHF

Ulysse Nardin


HANNIBAL, REF 789-00

LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM WESTMINSTER MINUTE REPEATING TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH JAQUEMARTS, GRANITE DIAL AND MATCHING CUFFLINKS

CIRCA 2015


Dial: granite

Calibre: cal. UN-78 manual winding, 36 jewels 

Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws

Case number: 02/30

Closure: Ulysse Nardin alligator strap with 18k white gold double-folding clasp and integrated platinum buckle

Dimensions: 44 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Ulysse Nardin Certificate of Limited Edition, warranty card, instruction manual, matching 18k white gold and granite cufflinks and presentation case


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MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chiming in phase. CASE: in good condition with strong proportions and crisp engravings. There is light wear visible with the naked eye throughout, including fine dings and scratches to the bezel and band. The current alligator leather strap that is for illustration purposes only will need to be replaced as the leather is detaching from the metal piece between the lugs. DIAL: in great condition with natural uneven texture to the granite. 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.


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 but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Ulysse Nardin has a rich and long tradition as makers of sonnerie, repeating and automaton watches. The present lot ‘Hannibal’, named after the great Carthaginian general and statesman, is yet another astonishing example and impresses with its striking design and craftsmanship. 

Under the leadership of Rolf Schnyder Ulysse Nardin proudly presented the 'Genghis Khan' in 2002 as the world's first wristwatch featuring a Westminster chime with minute repeater, automatons and tourbillon. Subsequently Ulysse Nardin released a model with Alexander the Great and in 2015 they revealed the present iteration depicting the crossing of the Alps by Hannibal. A true piece of art, the dial is made of granite sourced from the Alps, a fitting reference to his famous crossing of the mountain range with his soldiers and elephants on his quest to take Rome during the Second Punic War. The dial further features four hand-engraved warrior figures meticulously chased from white gold, including a war elephant. Each time the Westminster chimes are engaged, the Jaquemarts warriors strike their swords and the elephant its trunk in perfect synch to the chime.  

The one-minute tourbillon is visible below the figures and has the same design as the tourbillons created by the famous watchmaker James Pellaton for Ulysse Nardin at the beginning of the twentieth century. As a limited edition of 30 pieces this masterpiece will make an exceptional addition to any collection and is offered as a complete set with presentation case, certificate and matching cufflinks.