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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

LOT 298

PARMIGIANI - EXCEPTIONAL PIECE UNIQUE "NUBIA" EIGHT-DAY GOING WATCH Parmigiani, Fleurier, "Nubia - Pièce Unique", movement No. 17005, No. 2130, Ref. U1941. Made in the 2000s. Extremely fine and unique, Egyptian inspired, large and heavy hand- engraved 18K pink gold, hunting cased, 8-day going, keyless pocket watch with onyx dial and power reserve indication. Accompanied by a guarantee, hang tag and description booklet.

Three-body, the front cover hand-engraved with a scene of an Egyptian lady resting on a bed watched by her Nubian servant, a leopard in the foreground, stepped milled-edge border, polished band, the back cover hand-engraved with a view to the terrace and river, the prow of a boat visible and the Nubian servant reflected in the mirror, push-piece in the crown set with a cabochon sapphire, mineral crystal. Glazed gold-rimmed cover over the movement. Black onyx with engraved pink gold outer ring, applied pink gold 12 numeral in Egyptian hieroglyphs, subsidiary seconds at 9 with applied pink gold dot indexes, applied pink gold power-reserve sector at 3, oval signature plaque at 6. Pink gold javelin hands. Cal. 24''', two-tone rhodium and pink gold plated, hand-engraved "papyrus" decoration, two going barrels, 29 jewels, hand-chamfered bridges and plates, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, shock absorber, micrometer regulator.

CHF 70,000 - 90,000

HKD 560,000 - 725,000 / USD 73,000 - 93,000

Grading System
Grade: CHECK
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed, engraved covers signed E.J. DIAM. 65 mm. Inspired by the splendor of ancient Egypt, this stunning solid 18K pink gold watch is a tour de force of both the watchmaker's and engraver's art. The movement is of 8-day duration, the power provided by two going barrels.