Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
Hong Kong, Nov 27, 2016
CHOPARD REF. 161902 URUSHI SPECIAL EDITION 'JUNGLE' PINK GOLD Chopard, L.U.C. XP Automatic, Ref. 161902 - 5050, created by artist Kichiro Masumura with Yamada Heiando. Made circa 2014. Very fine, rare and elegant, limited production, self-winding, 18K pink gold and makie (traditional Japanese art of lacquering) wristwatch with Chopard 18K pink gold buckle. Accompanied by an original fitted wooden box, urushu-finished case, Certificate of Origin, and booklet.
Three-body, polished, inclined bezel, concave lugs, transparent back with 8 screws, sapphire crystals. The theme "JUNGLE" - lacquered in gold showing a jungle wildlife scene with prominent lion. Pink gold dauphine hands. Cal. 96.17-L, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 29 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, 22K gold micro-rotor.