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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 83

JAQUET DROZ ? PINK GOLD ? NUUMMITE DIAL LIMITED EDITION NO. 06/08 Jaquet Droz, Genève, "Grande Seconde," No. 06/08, Ref. J003033-43. Made in a limited edition of 8 pieces in 2009. Very fine and very rare, large, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with off-center and large subsidiary white enamel dial with nuummite surround, 18k pink gold Jaquet Droz buckle.

C. Three-body, solid, polished, transparent case back, rounded band and bezel, curved concave lugs, sapphire crystals. D. Nuummite (volcanic), off-center gold-framed matte silver dial for the hours and minutes with painted radial Roman numerals, below a large subsidiary dial for the seconds with painted seconds track and 10-seconds Arabic markers. Blued steel alpha hands. M. Cal. 2663.4, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 30 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, selfcompensating fl at balance spring, twin barrels. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 43 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

USD 6,000 - 8,000

CHF 4,500 - 6,200 / EUR 4,200 - 5,500

Sold: USD 11,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Nuummite is the oldest known mineral in existence, having formed around 3 billion years ago from compressed volcanic material.