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Berd Vay’e

Sign Of The Times A unique precious lucite sculpture composed with movement parts, Made in 2021

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Berd Vay’e

Berd Vay’e

Sign Of The Times A unique precious lucite sculpture composed with movement parts, Made in 2021

Sign Of The Times A unique precious lucite sculpture composed with movement parts, Made in 2021

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

17,640

USD

Sign Of The Times

A unique precious lucite sculpture composed with movement parts, Made in 2021


Case: lucite, suspended movement parts, 2,000 - 2,500 total pieces 

Case number: no. 1

Size: platform 30.5 cm diameter, Skull height 30.5 cm

Weight: approximate total weight 30 lbs

Accessories: Berd Vay’e fitted presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, care instruction, booklet, and a set of gloves

The present lot is new, produced in 2021 especially for auction with Sotheby's.


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.

Berd Vay’e is a young company rooted in decades of experience celebrating haute jewelry and horology. The brainchild of two incredible artisans, these specialists have painstakingly sourced countless vintage watches, and components preserving these moments of history in precious Lucite.


The present lot is a piece unique made especially for auction at Sotheby's. A reoccurring theme for this young firm, the skull represents memento mori, a reminder that time is precious and fleeting. Suspended flawlessly in lucite, Sign Of The Times uses individual watch components to create symbols in today's popular culture, from the hashtag to the bitcoin logo.


Each limited edition masterpiece is offered with a polished mahogany case lined in satin. Each piece, dressed with a .925 silver plaque is offered with a Certificate of Authenticity, presentation gloves, and instructions for care.