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Chopard

L.U.C. Tourbillon, Ref. 171908-1001 Limited edition white gold and diamond-set tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve indication and total diamond weight of 22.95 carats Made in 2005 | 蕭邦171908-1001型號「L.U.C. Tourbillon」限量版白金鑲鑽石陀飛輪腕錶備動力儲存顯示,鑽石總重22.95克拉,2005年製

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Estimate:

100,000

to
- 200,000 CHF

Property of a Swiss private collector

Chopard

Chopard

L.U.C. Tourbillon, Ref. 171908-1001 Limited edition white gold and diamond-set tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve indication and total diamond weight of 22.95 carats Made in 2005 | 蕭邦171908-1001型號「L.U.C. Tourbillon」限量版白金鑲鑽石陀飛輪腕錶備動力儲存顯示,鑽石總重22.95克拉,2005年製

L.U.C. Tourbillon, Ref. 171908-1001 Limited edition white gold and diamond-set tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve indication and total diamond weight of 22.95 carats Made in 2005 | 蕭邦171908-1001型號「L.U.C. Tourbillon」限量版白金鑲鑽石陀飛輪腕錶備動力儲存顯示,鑽石總重22.95克拉,2005年製

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 200,000 CHF

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Property of a Swiss private collector

Chopard

L.U.C. Tourbillon, Ref. 171908-1001

Limited edition white gold and diamond-set tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve indication and total diamond weight of 22.95 carats

Made in 2005

蕭邦171908-1001型號「L.U.C. Tourbillon」限量版白金鑲鑽石陀飛輪腕錶備動力儲存顯示,鑽石總重22.95克拉,2005年製


Dial: set with 99 diamonds

Calibre: cal. 1.02 manual winding, 33 jewels

Movement number: 1'000'104

Case: 18k white gold set with 101 diamonds, sapphire crystal display back secured by 8 screws

Case number: 1'150'366, 04/10

Closure: Chopard alligator strap and 18k white gold and diamond-set buckle

Dimensions: 39 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: Chopard insurance value attestation

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: in good and attractive condition with crisp engravings on the back. There is noticeable wear visible with the naked eye, such as dings and scratches to the bezel, band and lugs. The sapphire crystal with some light scratches visible with the naked eye.

DIAL: in very good condition. The baguette diamonds with fine natural inclusions and surface blemishes.


Please note that the blue alligator strap visible on the pictures is unsigned and part of the lot together with an original black Chopard alligator strap. Both may not be shipped outside of Switzerland due to CITES regulations.


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."

This L.U.C. Tourbillon is an absolutely stunning masterpiece. A highly complicated tourbillon is beautifully displayed amongst hundreds of diamonds, perfectly crafted by the skilled watchmakers and jewelers at Chopard in Fleurier. The dial is set with 99 diamonds weighing 7.15 carats in total, while the case boasts an impressive 101 diamonds weighing 15.80 carats in total, gifting the entire piece a total diamond weight of 22.95 carats. 

Large baguette diamonds may be spotted from all sides, except from the back, where the complicated and handcrafted movement may be admired. The sophisticated tourbillon carriage is revealed on the dial, while the rest is completely decked-out in diamonds, including the power reserve indication. 

Loved by its previous owner, this watch has surely experienced some extravagant dinners and events, but still remains in attractive condition.