View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2180. Reference 35715 | A yellow gold and diamond-set openface keyless watch with miniature enamel, attributed to Edgar Degas by Gabriella Rivalta, Circa 1993 | 愛彼 | 型號35715 | 黃金鑲鑽石懷錶,配上由 Gabriella Rivalta 繪製,Edgar Degas 款的微繪琺瑯,約1993年製.
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Audemars Piguet

Reference 35715 | A yellow gold and diamond-set openface keyless watch with miniature enamel, attributed to Edgar Degas by Gabriella Rivalta, Circa 1993 | 愛彼 | 型號35715 | 黃金鑲鑽石懷錶,配上由 Gabriella Rivalta 繪製,Edgar Degas 款的微繪琺瑯,約1993年製

Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet

Reference 35715 | A yellow gold and diamond-set openface keyless watch with miniature enamel, attributed to Edgar Degas by Gabriella Rivalta, Circa 1993 | 愛彼 | 型號35715 | 黃金鑲鑽石懷錶,配上由 Gabriella Rivalta 繪製,Edgar Degas 款的微繪琺瑯,約1993年製

Reference 35715 | A yellow gold and diamond-set openface keyless watch with miniature enamel, attributed to Edgar Degas by Gabriella Rivalta, Circa 1993 | 愛彼 | 型號35715 | 黃金鑲鑽石懷錶,配上由 Gabriella Rivalta 繪製,Edgar Degas 款的微繪琺瑯,約1993年製

Audemars Piguet

Reference 35715

A yellow gold and diamond-set openface keyless watch with miniature enamel, attributed to Edgar Degas by Gabriella Rivalta, Circa 1993

愛彼

型號35715

黃金鑲鑽石懷錶,配上由 Gabriella Rivalta 繪製,Edgar Degas 款的微繪琺瑯,約1993年製


Dial: gilt

Calibre: cal. 5020 mechanical, jewelled

Movement number: 263'928

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on back

Case number: B65988

Size: 47 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Audemars Piguet Warranty and presentation box

附帶證書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All diamonds are nice and intact. The case with minor signs of surface wear. The enamel scene with minor wear and some light scratching to the glazing. There is a visible scratch through the upper right arm. Otherwise the watch is in very good overall 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.


"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."

First seen on a pocket watch at the start of the 17th century, the art of enameling is one of the oldest arts still practiced in horology. That being said, it is arguably one of the most difficult mediums to work with, requiring training, experience and meticulous execution. Seen here is the technique of polychrome enamel, where an enamellist has directly painted on the surface of the pocket watch with inspiration from famous paintings.


A founder of the Impressionist movement, French painter Edgar Degas was most known for oil and pastel works depicting dancers. Not just the movement of the female form, but the culture on and off stage, power dynamics between dancer and patron and their human psyche. Able to capture intense emotion in his craft, Fin d’arabesque is a beautiful representation of his incredible talent, illustrating a dancer holding a final arabesque at the end of her performance while clutching a bouquet of flowers, likely a gift from a patron.


The present lot belongs to a series of ten enamel patterns, all of them depict different stories including navy, falcon hunting or other mythical sceneries made by sophisticated artists especially for Audemars Piguet. Although the dial side can be ornamented differently from one another, they have the same reference number powered by the same calibre. Rarely seen in the market, this timepiece is a scarce example of Italian jewelry enamellist Gabriella Rivalta’s work.