319 lots

LOT 261

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN REF. 4072 CHRONOGRAPH STEEL AND PINK GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 431449, case No. 273579, Ref. 4072. Made in 1943. Very fine and rare, stainless steel and 14K pink gold wristwatch with square button chronograph with an AW white gold buckle. Accompanied by a Vacheron fitted box and certificate of authenticity.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, snap-on case back, concave lugs. Silver with applied pink gold baton and roman indexes, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer 1/5th seconds track with 5-second Arabic markers and pulsation scale. Stainless steel baton hands. Cal. V434, rhodium-plated, fausses-côtes decoration, 19 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures, blued steel Breguet balance spring.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,400 - 16000

Sold: CHF 42,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm.

LOT 262

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

VACHERON CONSTANTIN REF. 4790 "MOBILE LUGS" PINK GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 533764, case No. 365845, Ref. 4790. Made in the 1960s. Fine and rare, square, 18K pink gold wristwatch with articulated lugs.

Two body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped and bevelled bezel, hinged straight lugs. Matte silver with applied pink gold baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial. Pink gold baton hands. Cal.1001, 18 jewels, rhodium plated, fausses côtes decoration, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronisms and five positions, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,400 - 16000

Sold: CHF 12,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 27 x 37 mm. THICKNESS 6.5 mm.

LOT 263

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

VACHERON CONSTANTIN ART-DECO YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 419419, case No. 261778. Made in 1929. Very fine and rare, large, rectangular, Art deco, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped and sloped sides. Two-tone silver with gilt baton indexes and painted upright Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold glaive hands. Cal. 17-24, ton-neau,rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance timing screw, self-compensating flat balance-spring.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 8,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 20 x 42 mm. THICKNESS 7 mm. This watch was previously sold by ANTIQUORUM, Geneva, The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin, May 3, 2005, Lot 180.

LOT 264

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

VACHERON CONSTANTIN REF. 4659 YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 499752, case No. 333275, Ref. 4659. Made in 1952. Very fine and rare, large, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, overhanging horn lugs, concave bezel. Guilloché silver with applied yellow gold dart and Arabic indexes outer gold dot minute divisions, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold bâton hands. Cal. 12 1/2''' 453/3B, rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to temperatures, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, swan- neck micrometer regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,200 - 7200

Sold: CHF 7,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 7.5 mm. A similar model was produced by PATEK PHILIPPE, under the Reference 2549/1. This watch was previously sold by ANTIQUORUM, Geneva, The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin, May 3, 2005, Lot 231.

LOT 265

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

VACHERON CONSTANTIN REF. 4984 SO-CALLED "LIPS" YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 485407, case No. 348263, Ref. 4984. Made in 1950. Very fine and rare, rectangular, lobed, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Vacheron Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, double curved sides holding the "bombé" crystal, snap-on back. "Guilloché" silver with applied yellow gold faceted circular and baton indexes, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold bâton hands. Cal. 435/3C, tonneau, rhodium plated, fausses côtes decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to temperatures, Breguet balance-spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,200 - 7200

Sold: CHF 7,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 25 x 41 mm. THICKNESS 9.5 mm. Ref. 4984 is considered by collectors to be one of the most desirable rectangular wristwatches. At the time, the two major Genevan watchmaking companies being quite competitive and attentive to the evolution of the market, they often produced similar models. The present reference bears a striking resemblance to Patek Philippe's Ref. 1588. Both watches were commercial successes, and reflect the influence automobile design had for the designers of the period. The present watch was previously sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, "The Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin", May 3, 2005, lot 219.

LOT 266

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

VACHERON CONSTANTIN SO-CALLED "LIPS" YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 485483, case No. 328969. Made in the 1950s. Very fine and rare, rectangular, flared, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Gay Freres bracelet with date punch for 1956.

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, double-curved sides holding the bombé crystal. "Guilloché" silver with applied yellow gold faceted bâton indexes and Arabic 12, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold bâton hands. Cal. 435/3C, tonneau, rhodium-plated, fausses-côtes decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures, Breguet balance-spring.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

HKD 48,000 - 64000

USD 6,200 - 8300

Sold: CHF 12,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 25 x 39 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm. Approx. overall length 180 mm.

LOT 267

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

HARRY WINSTON OPUS RETROGRADE SECONDS & DATE YELLOW GOLD Harry Winston, "Opus", case No. 009581, No. 160, Ref. 200-MAB137R. Made circa 2005. Very fine, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with retrograde seconds and days of the week, date and an 18K yellow gold Harry Winston deployant clasp. Accompanied by a Harry Winston box and warranty.

Two-body, solid, polished, inclined bezel, lobed central mobile lugs, flat band, button at 2 for advancing the day of the week sector, transparent back, sapphire crystals. Petrol blue with gold painted radial Arabic numerals, applied yellow gold dots, outer minute divisions, at 3 the retrograde days of the week, at 9 the retrograde seconds, date aperture at 6 with cyclops lens. Yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 3106BI, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 33 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,200 - 9300

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 10 mm.

LOT 268

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

PIERRE KUNZ SPIRIT OF CHALLENGE GRANDE COMPLICATION PERPETUAL CALENDAR RETROGRADE PROTOTYPE PINK GOLD Pierre Kunz, Geneve, "Perpetual retrograde calendar", Prototype, Ref. 008QPR. Made in 2003. Very fine, prototype, self-winding, pink gold wristwatch with triple retrograde perpetual calendar, moonphase with an 18k pink gold Pierre Kunz buckle.

Three body, solid, brushed, inclined bezel, lapidated lugs, transparent case back with 6 screws engraved prototype, ribbed band, sapphire crystals Bicolor, satiné silver with applied square indexes, retrograde subsidiary dialsfor the days of the week and the month, and leap year indicator. Blued hands Cal. PK 2001, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,400 - 16000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 44mm. THICKNESS. 12mm. Upon the launch of the spirit of challenge line, the watchmakers were given the challenge to develop in-house a perpetual calendar movement and were given 2 challenges. The first was that at least 3 displays on the complication were retrograde and the second was that it has to be developed and working within 12 months. The challenge was fulfilled and this is one of the three prototypes made that launched the model. Its retail price in 2003 was CHF 62'000.

LOT 269

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

CHOPARD LIBYA 40TH ANNIVERSARY WHITE GOLD & DIAMONDS Chopard, Genève, No. 1528126, Ref. 1278. Made in 2009 to mark Colonel Gaddafi's 40 years in power. Fine and unusual, large, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold and diamond-set wristwatch with center seconds and a Chopard 18K white gold buckle.

Two-body, polished, the bezel set with round white diamonds, straight lugs, back with 6 screws and engraved "Libya 1.9.2009", sapphire crystal. Gloss black painted with a map of Africa in green highlighting Libya in red and orange and "40" in gold. White gold feuille hands. Rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 25 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, shock absorber, micrometer regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

HKD 48,000 - 64000

USD 6,200 - 8300

Sold: CHF 8,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 8 mm. Produced to mark COLONEL GADDAFI's 40 years in power, this watch was one of a small number specially ordered probably for presentation at the events held on 1st September 2009.

LOT 270

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

MAURICE LACROIX MASTERPIECE COLLECTION STEEL SQUELETTE Maurice Lacroix, Switzerland, "Masterpiece Collection Squelette", No. AT 89787, Ref. MP 7208. Sold on November 14, 2014. Fine and elegant, large, skeletonized, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with a stainless steel Maurice Lacroix deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box, Certificate and instruction manual.

Three-body, polished and brushed, stepped rounded bezel, concave lugs, spherical crown, transparent back, sapphire crystals. Luminous steel Alpha hands. Cal. ML16, skeletonized, hand-engraved, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Glucydur monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, shock absorber, index regulator. Crystal and case signed.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4100

Sold: CHF 3,000

DIAM. 43 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.

LOT 271

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX REF. 1599, SPORTING PRINCE CHRONOMETER YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Sporting Prince Chronometer", Ref. 1883/1599. Produced in 1932. Very fine and extremely rare, rectangular curved, 18K yellow gold and stainless steel hunting-cased gentleman's wristwatch.

Four-body, two-tone, "guilloché" cover with plain medallion opening/closing by sliding it forwards and backwards (patented system), stainless steel movement body, yellow gold outer body, wire lugs. Three-tone silver with geometrical designs, stylized painted Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "bâton" hands. 7 1/2''', Extra Prima, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, 8 adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.

Grading System:

CHF 15,000 - 25000

HKD 120,000 - 200000

USD 16,000 - 26000

Sold: CHF 18,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 25 x 41 mm. This extremely rare Sporting Prince was the answer by ROLEX to provide a protective case for increased protection. Made also in 9K and in 18k pink gold, production was extremely limited and to the best of our knowledge only 6 examples have appeared at auction in the last 20 years. The case of this watch was designed by HANS WILSDORF himself, and patented in Switzerland on December 26, 1929.

LOT 272

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX SPORTING PRINCESS RETAILED BY BUCHERER, ROLESIUM Rolex, Sporting Princess, retailed by C. Bucherer, No. 72756. Made in the 1930s. Fine and very unusual, Art Deco Rolesium and reptile-skin travel watch with "observatory quality" movement.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, spring-loaded, all covered in green reptile skin with metal band in the front, dust protective nickel/ aluminum cap, patented sliding mechanism. Two-tone silver with black arabic indexes, inner minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel baton hands. Rectangular, 7 1/2''' Extra Prima Observatory Quality, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, 6 adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 8,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 25 x 41 mm. Found in a variety of case finishes, plain silver, lacquer or reptile skin, these rare travel watches made by ROLEX were prone to damage. This particular example retailed by BUCHERER has remained in close to mint condition, with perfect snake skin and a particularly attractive two-tone tuxedo style dial. To be sold without reserve

LOT 273

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX, REF. 1960UF JUMBO PRINCE BRANCARD YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD Rolex, "Prince,"chronometer, case No. 11035, Ref. 1960UF. Made in the 1930s. Fine and extremely rare, large, rectangular curved, flared, 18k yellow and white gold wristwatch with a Rolex plated buckle.

Two-body, flared sides with rounded lugs, straight edge crystal. Silver with painted baton indexes, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel hands. 7 1/2''', rhodium plated, observatory quality, lateral lever escapement, timed in 6 positions, monometallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System:

CHF 8,000 - 12000

HKD 64,000 - 96000

USD 8,300 - 12400

Sold: CHF 20,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 50 x 24 mm. THICKNESS 8 mm. Coming in at an impressive 50 mm.length, this rarely seen Jumbo Prince measures a whole 8 mm.more than the regular Princes. Almost never seen on the market, this example is one of the rarest Prince ever produced by ROLEX even rarer than the platinum version.

LOT 274

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX REF. 971U PRINCE BRANCARD BLACK DIAL, SILVER Rolex, "Prince,"chronometer, case No. 02963, Ref. 971U. Made in the 1930s. Fine and rare, rectangular curved, flared, silver wristwatch with black "military style" dial with a Rolex stainless steel buckle. Accompanied by the rare original fitted box and blank warranty paper.

Two-body, flared sides with rounded lugs, straight edge crystal. Black with painted Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Luminous blued steel hands. 7 1/2''', rhodium plated, lateral lever escapement, timed in 6 positions, monometallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 8,000 - 12000

HKD 64,000 - 96000

USD 8,300 - 12400

Sold: CHF 22,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 23 x 36 mm. THICKNESS 8 mm.

LOT 275

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX, REF. 971, PRINCE BRANCARD, TIGER STRIPE Rolex, "Prince", case No. 65196, Ref. 971 A. Made circa 1930. Very fine and rare, rectangular curved, flared, 18K white and yellow gold wristwatch with a Rolex buckle.

Three-body, double case back, flared, solid, polished, yellow and white gold, stepped sides, rounded lugs, straight edge crystal. Two-tone silver with applied white gold Arabic numerals, inner minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel double spade hands. 7 1/2''', "Observatory Quality", rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, lateral lever escapement, Extra Prima, timed in 6 positions and for "all climates", Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

HKD 48,000 - 64000

USD 6,200 - 8300

Sold: CHF 15,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 26 x 43 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm.

LOT 276

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX REF. 1586, WHITE GOLD PRINCE IMPERIAL Rolex, "Prince Imperial", Ref. 1586, movement No. 1000884, case No. 1003410, Ref. 1586. The case with Glasgow import marks for 1931-2. Fine, assymetric, 18K white gold keyless dress watch with "Observatory" movement and white metal long chain.

Two-body, irregular hexagonal, polished, pendant ring at top right corner. Silver with eccentric dial with baton indexes, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel epee hands. 15```, Observatory, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 8 positions, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, Rolex patented escapement protecting cap, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4100

Sold: CHF 4,375

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 41 x 37 mm.

LOT 277

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX REF. 3937 PRINCE CHRONOMETER 14K PINK GOLD Rolex "Prince, Certified Chronometer", Ref. 3937. Case No. 62447. Made in 1955. Very fine and rare, rectangular curved, 14K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with scroll lugs.

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, scroll lugs. Matte silver with applied yellow gold baton and dot indexes, Arabic quarters, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold "baton" hands. Cal. 300, 7 1/2''', Chronometer, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, lateral lever escapement, Superbalance adjusted to 6 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 3,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 22 x 45 mm. THICKNESS 10 mm.

LOT 278

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX REF. 4477 YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Officially Certified Chronometer", Ref. 4477. Case No. Illegible. Made in 1945/46. Fine and rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with gold plated Rolex buckle.

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, overhanging and stylized concave lugs. Matte silver with applied gold dart and baton indexes, outer minute divisions, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold "demi-feuille" hands. Cal. 10 1/2''' rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Superbalance with 6 adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4100

Sold: CHF 3,750

Dial, case, and movement signed. DIAM. 33 mm. THICKNESS 8 mm. From the Mondani Collection

LOT 279

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX REF. 8171, PADELLONE, STAINLESS STEEL Rolex, Perpetual, Precision, serial no longer visible, No. 249, Ref. 8171. Made circa 1950. Very fine and rare, self-winding, antimagnetic, stainless steel Chronometer wristwatch with triple date, moon phases

Three-body, polished, inclined bezel, concave and curved lugs, snap-on case back, correctors on the band. Matte silver with applied steel dart and pyramidal indexes, Arabic 12, outer minute track, subsidiary dial for the seconds, outermost graduation for the days of the month in blue Arabic numerals, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Steel feuille hands. Cal. 10 1/2''', rhodium-plated, 22 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Super balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 60,000 - 80000

HKD 480,000 - 640000

USD 62,000 - 83000

Dial, case, and movement signed. DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. ROLEX REFERENCE 8171 was produced in very few numbers in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Throughout their entire run, Rolex has only produced two models of moon phase watches. Reference 8171, which features a snap on back, and reference 6062 which features an Oyster screw down back. Similar examples to the present lot appear in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 209.

LOT 280

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

ROLEX REF. 18148 GURU OSHO'S CUSTOMIZED DAY-DATE DIAMOND & RUBY YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified", case No. 8652207, Ref. 18148/18000. Made in 1984. Fine and exotic, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold center-seconds wristwatch partially aftermarket set with diamonds and rubies and a non-Rolex 18K yellow gold bracelet set with 31 carats of white diamonds with concealed clasp. Accompanied by a Rolex box, invoice to the present owner from the F.O.M. Foundation, Vaduz, dated 1990 and photographs of the watch being worn by Osho.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, the bezel set with alternating rubies and diamonds, diamond-set lugs, screw-down case back and crown, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. Bracelet set with large square-cut, baguette and brilliant cut diamonds. Matte gold with applied yellow gold ruby-set indexes, inner circle of diamonds, outer minute track with Roman numerals , apertures for the day of the week (blocked with a ruby and diamond- set gold panel) and date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 3035, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

Grading System:

CHF 30,000 - 50000

HKD 240,000 - 400000

USD 31,000 - 52000

Sold: CHF 40,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 190 mm. This exotic and flamboyant ROLEX was specially customized for the Indian mystic and spiritual guru BHAGWAN SHREE RAJNEESH known as OSHO. It was bought by the present owner in February 1990 from the F.O.M. Foundation. The watch head reference 18148 was factory made with gem-set bezel, however the shoulders of the lugs are aftermarket set. The dial is interesting because Osho instructed his jeweler to further set the dial with rubies and diamonds and at the same time to block the window for the day of the week as he had no interest in knowing what day of the week it was!. The watch and lavish non-Rolex bracelet is set with 290 brilliant cut diamonds, 63 single cut diamonds and 52 square cut diamonds all with a total WEIGHT of 31 carats. Formerly the property of Indian mystic guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh known as "Osho" CHANDRA MOHAN JAIN (1931-1990), known as ACHARYA RAJNEESH in the 1960s, BHAGWAN SHREE RAJNEESH in the 1970s and 80s and finally OSHO from 1989 is generally considered one of the most controversial spiritual leaders to have emerged from India during the 20th century. His message of sexual, emotional, spiritual and institutional liberation and the pleasure he derived in causing offence ensured that his life was surrounded by controversy. His international following has continued after his death. By the late 1970s and with tensions mounting against him in India he relocated to the United States in 1981. He and his followers established an international community in Oregon which became known as Rajneeshpuram. Osho was also notorious for his fleet of 93 ROLLS ROYCE motor cars bought for him by his followers and this attracted much criticism. Rajneesh's ashram in Pune is today known as the OSHO INTERNATIONAL MEDITATION RESORT. His teachings emphasise the importance of meditation, awareness, love, celebration, courage, creativity and humour: qualities which he viewed as suppressed by adherence to static belief systems, religious tradition and socialisation. Rajneesh's teachings have had a notable influence on Western spirituality, as well as New Age thought. Their popularity has increased since his death.