Christiaan Van der Klaauw Astrolabium Watch - CVDK
An extremely rare 18K White Gold Christiaan Van der Klaauw Astrolabium Watch.
This is the pinnacle of Christiaan's watchmaking to date. His most complicated wristwatch features a complication only found to my knowledge on this watch and the rather more famous Ulysse Nardin watch known by the same name. The complexity of the 2D representations of what is essentially a 3D Astrolabe is quite something and much admired by afficianados of astronomical complications in wristwatches. Case Diameter: 38mm
This 18k WG watch shows a variety of information, the true solar noon, the sunrise and sunset, the moonphase and whether or not there is a solar or lunar eclips happening somewhere on earth. Not to mention the current time and the approximate date!It comes with all original boxes and papers and is in mint condition. The dial is set up for the latitude of Los Angeles.
The outside hour ring is detailed with diamonds at the half hour markers.
Approximate replacement value: $55,000.
The exhibition back reveals the lovely hand engraving of Mr. Benzinger. Watch has had only one owner and comes with all original boxes and papers from the original owner.
This lovely estate platinum bracelet features links containing 3 round brilliant cut diamonds and opposing 3 square calibre cut blue sapphires. Diamonds weigh 1.35ctw approx. The sapphire weigh 2.00ctw. The platinum bracelet has it's original signature removed due to a repair in the past and is attributed to Oscar Heyman in NY.
Art Nouveau Gold Cufflinks
Classic water nymph original Art Nouveau Gold Cufflinks in 14k yellow gold.
Not often does one get the opportunity to acquire one of the early 38mm 18K RG Piccadillys from Peter's early work. This watch I sold originally in 2007. This execution is actually a "Mistake" guilloche pattern dial Peter had made. It was the first one and he decided to keep it as a Piece Unique and named the "Rose du Desert". Note that this has Peter's original design buckle, with the screws, that unfortunately got replaced in later models with a smoother edged buckle, due to people whining that it kept snagging their trouser pockets!
Sporting the FW2012 hand assembled and finished caliber from Peter, based on the tractor motor ETA 2824 with it's large balance wheel for highly accurate timekeeping when correctly regulated by a skilled watchmaker.
It comes with all the original papers and boxes and has a one year warranty on timekeeping.
It is fitted with a black alligator Speake-Marin strap.
Edwardian Filigree platinum Old European cut diamond ring
This stunning ring features a center old european cut diamond weighing 1.67ct and is surrounded by smaller full cut diamonds. The ring's millgrain and hand engraved shoulders are in great condition for approx. 100yr old ring.
The center diamond was carefully removed and graded by GIA prior to resetting in the ring. G color & SI2 clarity. Laser inscribed with GIA Serial number on girdle.
Estate HABRING² SS Foudroyante watch
The 42mm steel cased Foudroyante from Maria & Richard, features a 1/8th second hand at 9 o'clock and a central Jumping seconds hand, with a gorgeous galvanic blue dial and silver 1/8th second sub-dial. Automatic winding A07F caliber. Fitted with a blue calfskin leather strap with white stitching.
Traded back in from original owner, who purchased it in 2012 from us.