Harry Winston | Diamond 'Roula' Wristwatch 海瑞溫斯頓 鑽石「Roula」腕錶
500,000 to - 700,000 USD
Harry Winston | Diamond 'Roula' Wristwatch
The dial set with an octagonal portrait-cut diamond, within a double frame of baguette diamonds, on an articulated band composed of baguette diamonds, quartz movement, internal circumference 6¼ inches, caseback and dial signed Harry Winston, caseback and clasp with maker's mark, with Swiss assay marks, caseback numbered 008996 and inscribed PIECE UNIQUE. With fitted presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity from Harry Winston stating the 'Roula' to be a unique timepiece and a copy of a letter from Harry Winston attesting to the watch's exceptional quality and craftsmanship.
In very good condition. Stamped 750 for 18 karat (white) gold. The portrait-cut diamond stated to weigh 13.318 carats, stated to be D color, VS2 clarity. The accenting diamonds stated to weigh a total of 40.30 carats, stated to be E-F color, Internally Flawless clarity. Fitted with a safety clasp. To set, use a pointed tip and repeatedly press on the small button located on the caseback until the desired time is reached. Accompanied by a copy of SSEF report no. 11668 dated October 31, 2002 stating that the portrait-cut diamond is D color, VS2 clarity. The diamond has not received an updated certificate due to avoid potentially damaging the watch during the unmounting process. A copy of a fax from Harry Winston, Geneva, dated July 1, 2003 stating a retail price of USD 2,500,000 is available upon request. Quartz movement in running condition at the time of cataloguing, but has not been tested for accuracy of timekeeping. According to the consignor, the watch was recently sent to Harry Winston for servicing. A plastic battery seal from Renata, indicating a service date of July 2021, remains on the caseback. The box featuring an extra layer of storage for jewelry is in good condition, the outside with a nick to one corner and some discoloration and a few small tears to the inside, dimensions approximately 13 x 5 ½ x 7 inches. Please see the 'Important Notice on the Condition of Watches' in the Conditions of Sale link.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. 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. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE. (edited)
Accompanied by a copy of SSEF report no. 11668 dated October 31, 2002 stating that the portrait-cut diamond is D color, VS2 clarity.
A great Winston jewel is a marvel of craftmanship, the epitome of glamour. It is engineered to highlight the beauty and brilliance of each stone through an intricate network of barely-there wires, all to dazzling effect. Showstopping stones hang gracefully from earclips, and clusters of diamonds form effortlessly to the wrist. In its simplest form, a great Winston jewel is the quintessential solitaire, an impressive emerald-cut diamond with broad shoulders and a high crown. This cutting style has become so inextricably linked with the house’s identity that the shape has been applied to everything from its store windows to watches, as found in the spectacular example offered here.
The “Roula” is a one-of-a-kind creation, made by special request to join what has been described by Harry Winston as the “Ultimate Collection.” To the uninformed admirer, its most noteworthy feature is the impressive bracelet set with 193 emerald-cut diamonds. With the additional 40 diamonds on the bezel, there are 40.30 carats in total, all stated to boast a color range and clarity of E to F and Internally Flawless. The most sensational element of the watch reveals itself in stages. The keen observer will appreciate the artful faceting to the perimeter of its crystal. However, it is only when the piece is exposed to light that its true magic made known: spectral colors dance around what is not, in fact, a simple watch crystal, but a diamond weighing over 13 carats. The crystal builds upon the tradition of portrait-cut diamonds such as the 27-carat example set upon a miniature portrait of Czar Alexander I, now housed by the Russian Diamond Fund in Moscow. Only diamonds of the greatest purity may be used for this purpose, and a significant amount of this precious material was likely sacrificed to re-create the shape of the classic Winston emerald-cut, making this a timepiece of extraordinary luxury.