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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Mar 10, 2010

LOT 35

BLANCPAIN LIMITED EDITION VILLERET AUTOMATIC Blancpain, ?Villeret,? number 74, made in a limited edition of 333 examples circa 2000. Fine and elegant, self-winding, center-second, 18K gold wristwatch with date and an 18K gold Blancpain buckle. To be sold without reserve

C. Three-body, polished, stepped bezel, straight lugs, ?bombé? sapphire crystal, transparent case back. D. Two-tone silvered, applied gold radial Roman numerals, date aperture at 3. Gold skeletonized feuille hands. M. Cal. 11.51, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 29 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, 18k gold rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 9 mm.

USD 3,000 - 4,000

EUR 2,200 - 3,000 / CHF 3,200 - 4,300

Sold: USD 4,680

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original