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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 259

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ART DECO DRESS WATCH PLATINUM YELLOW GOLD & DIAMONDS Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, No. 20764. Made circa 1930. Very fine and extremely rare, 18K yellow gold, platinum and diamond wristwatch with an integral yellow gold snake bracelet and clasp.

C. Five-body, bell shaped with a flat bezel, diamonds along the hinged large lug with a mobile connector to the bracelet also set with large baguette diamonds, the side of the bell-shaped case set with diamonds along the bevels, the front secured by four screws. D. Silver with black Deco numerals, inner minute track. Black Deco hands. M. Rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. Case signed and numbered. DIM. 30 x 30 mm.

USD 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 31,000 - 47,000 / CHF 3,800 - 5,700

Sold: USD 5,000

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-9

Very good


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10-01



HANDS Original