Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 15, 2015

LOT 179

RICHARD MANDOLIN WATCH ENAMEL AND YELLOW GOLD Richard, Swiss - The Mandolin. Made in the 1970s. Fine and rare, 18K gold and enamel form watch with concealed dial, designed as a mandolin.

USD 3,000 - 4,000

HKD 23,500 - 31,000 / CHF 3,000 - 4,000

Sold: USD 3,250

Two-body, solid, the sound-board with royal red champlevé enamel, gold wreath and blue champlevé enamel sound-hole, the neck in alternating red and white enamel straps, the vaulted back with alternating sections of translucent blue and red enamel, gold flowers and scrolls, gold wire strings with gold pegs, gold suspension chain. Matte silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes. Yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 2412, rhodium-plated, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Dial and movement signed. DIM. 50 x 22 mm.