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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


Notes

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.