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Jean Dunand and Christophe Claret

Reference IO1896 Piece Unique Tourbillon Orbital A unique platinum tourbillon wristwatch, Circa 2010

Restricted Species

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Jean Dunand and Christophe Claret

Jean Dunand and Christophe Claret

Reference IO1896 Piece Unique Tourbillon Orbital A unique platinum tourbillon wristwatch, Circa 2010

Reference IO1896 Piece Unique Tourbillon Orbital A unique platinum tourbillon wristwatch, Circa 2010

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

50,400

USD

Reference IO1896 Piece Unique Tourbillon Orbital

A unique platinum tourbillon wristwatch, Circa 2010


Dial: grey and silvered

Caliber: mechanical, jeweled

Case: platinum, case back secured by eight screws

Closure: platinum Jean Dunand buckle

Size: 45 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Jean Dunand and Christophe Claret presentation box with outer packaging, loupe and polishing cloth

Case: The case is in overall very good condition with light signs of wear throughout. The buckle with light scuffing throughout.


Dial: The dial in overall excellent condition.


Movement: The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping and the state of California.***


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.

Jean Dunand was founded in 2003 by entrepreneur Thierry Oulevay and renowned watchmaker Christophe Claret. They both shared a fascination for Jean Dunand (1877–1942) a Swiss-born artist of the Art Deco era leading to the naming of their brand in his honor. Jean Dunand’s Piece Unique’s are Haute horology at its finest with a combination of the highest levels of exquisite finishing, simple geometries and innovative craftsmanship. Claret has been making high complication watches since leaving Geneva Watchmaking School in 1981 and training with Roger Dubuis. He is known for his tourbillon pieces as well as his chiming and carillon watches with double-length cathedral gongs, and he is the only watchmaker to produce water-resistant minute-repeaters.

The main features of the present Tourbillon Orbital are the one-minute flying tourbillon that orbits the dial once per hour on a patented revolving movement, a power reserve indicator in the band and moon phases on the case back. It is thought that the combination of the rotation of the tourbillon and the movement significantly improves the stability and timekeeping of the watch. Christophe Claret spent two years resolving the challenge of winding and setting a constantly revolving movement and mainspring barrel with an innovative folding key set vertically into the movement's central axis that both winds the mainspring and sets the time.

The current watch is presented in excellent condition and is accompanied by accessories including Jean Dunand and Christophe Claret presentation box with outer packaging, loupe and polishing cloth.