INSTRUMENTO NO UNO
BROWN-COATED WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH
Dial: brown, textured
Calibre: cal. 2892A2 automatic, 21 jewels
Case: brown pvd-coated 18ct white gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws
Case number: 006'219, no 009/220-6
Closure: brown pvd-coated De Grisogono white gold double folding clasp
Dimensions: 55 x 33mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
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MVT: running at the time of cataloguing.
CASE: in very good condition throughout, with minor denting to the top of the case at 1, 3 and 7 o'clock. There are very light surface marks to both case profiles. The hallmarks and serials are intact. Clasp in excellent condition, locks firmly.
DIAL: dial and hands in excellent 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.
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.
The Instrumento No Uno was De Grisogono's first foray into horological territory. Released in 2000 under Fawaz Gruosi's creative leadership, the model became emblematic to the brand, leading to the progressive releases of fruitful reinterpretations of the timepiece.
The present example is crafted from 18ct white gold. The case bears a brown surface coating, matching with the brown textured dial. The articulated lugs, a signature design element, make the watch comfortable thanks to a delicate wrist contouring. The watch is powered by an equally nicely coated automatic movement.