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Important Watches, Collector's Wristw...

The Ritz-carlton Hotel, Hong-kong, June 08, 2002

LOT 171

Blancpain "Pièce Unique". Produced in the 1990's.Very fine and unique, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold and diamonds "Libertine" gentleman's wristwatch, with an unusual erotic automaton scene with three figures in two-color gold on the case back.

C. three-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel, sapphire-crystal back showing an erotic scene with engraved automata representing three young lovers in a lounge, bezel set with several square-cut diamonds, straight lugs. D. entirely pavé-set with diamonds. "Bâton" yellow gold hands. M. Cal. 64, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 19 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, 5 adjustments, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, repeating on gongs by meanof a slide on the band.Case and movement signed.Diam. 34 mm.

C. three-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel, sapphire-crystal back showing an erotic scene with engraved automata representing three young lovers in a lounge, bezel set with several square-cut diamonds, straight lugs.
D. entirely pavé-set with diamonds. "Bâton" yellow gold hands.
M. Cal. 64, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 19 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, 5 adjustments, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, repeating on gongs by meanof a slide on the band.Case and movement signed.Diam. 34 mm.

HKD 390,000 - 468,000

EUR 56,000 - 68,000 / USD 50,000 - 60,000

Sold: HKD 287,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3

Good

Dial: 3 - 01

Notes

The minute-repeating "Libertine" wristwatch was a world premier for Blancpain. This watch combines great technical sophistication with traditional watchmaking skills, and took 10'000 hours to develop and complete. Each piece is unique, for each erotic scene is different.