VACHERON CONSTANTIN | LES CABINOTIERS, REFERENCE 2000C/000G-B581 A UNIQUE WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL DIAL, CIRCA 2019 " | 江詩丹頓 | Les Cabinotiers 型號2000C/000G-B581 獨一無二白金腕錶，備鑲嵌琺瑯錶盤，機芯編號5299458，錶殼編號1429695，約2019年製"
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR
LES CABINOTIERS, REFERENCE 2000C/000G-B581
A UNIQUE WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL DIAL, CIRCA 2019
Les Cabinotiers 型號2000C/000G-B581
Dial: champlevé enamel dial depicting Autumn Carps
Calibre: cal. 1120/3 automatic, 36 jewels
Movement number: 5'299'458
Case: 18k white gold, snap on sapphire crystal display back
Case number: 1'429'695, piece unique
Closure: brown Vacheron Constantin alligator strap and 18k white gold double folding clasp
Size: 40 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Vacheron Constantin Certificate of Origin, portfolio of design concepts, product literature, instruction manual and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The champlevé enamel dial is intact and beautifully decorated. The colours is very vibrant with excellent craftsmanship. The watch is in like new 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."
Symbolizing good fortune, courage and perseverance, the Japanese Koi is a carp fish widely celebrated in Japanese culture for its dazzling colours and vibrant energy. Inspired by this spiritual fish, Vacheron Constantin condensed the utmost dedication in production of the present enamel timepiece. Swimming elegantly on the dial are two gorgeous carps accompanied by a sprinkle of Autumn leaves. With an ingenious use of sharp colours comes a surprisingly harmonious contrast, displaying a peaceful scenery. A champlevé enamelling technique was used on the dial, with the dial hand engraved and decorated with layers of translucent enamel, resulting in an absolutely stunning and dynamic presentation.
Master Enamelist Laurent from Vacheron Constantin designed the dial by drawing inspiration from katanas and tsuba engravings from the Edo period. Yet due to the work's complex colour configuration, finding the right yellow for one of the carps became a perplexing task. In the end Master Laurent voyaged to Japan as he discovered the perfect yellow enamel, completing the final piece of the puzzle, with the golden carp swimming victoriously while radiating an eccentric touch. Unique and one of a kind, the “Autumn Carps” is a showcase of Master Laurent’s wild imagination and explicit enamelling techniques.
The watch is complete with all original accessories and in like new condition.