Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

LOT 10


HKD 20,000 - 40,000

CHF 2,900 - 5,000 / USD 2,950 - 5,150

Sold: HKD 37,500

18K yellow gold, self-winding, round-shaped, water-resistant, World Time gentleman's wristwatch, with two crowns

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Svend Andersen

Model Christophorus Colombus 1492-1992; limited edition No. 486 / 500

Reference Ref. 366

Year Circa 1991-1992

Bracelet Blue leather strap, with 18K yellow gold Anderson buckle

Caliber Piguet provided with a special world time zone system developed by Svend Andersen

Dimensions Ø 35 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Copy of the subscription form from 1991


Svend Andersen Christophorus Colombus 1492-1992 This watch is a part of a limited edition of 500 pieces made in 1991-1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Americas by Christopher Colombus (1451-1506), Italian explorer an.vigator. The model is declined in: 300 examples in 18K yellow gold; 100 examples in white gold; 50 examples in platinum; 50 examples in pink gold. On the centre of the dial, on a light blue lacquered ground, parts of the North and South American, Europe and African Continents in sand-finished yellow gold, with a lines showing the first Columbus' course (August-October 1492). Surrounding the map, two revolving matte silver ring dials, activated by the second crown; one with the 24 diurnal (day-time) an.cturnal (night-time) hours, the other one bearing the names of 30 cities in the world. The case-back is engraved with an astrolabe (a major nautical instrument of that time) and globe. The watch was offered by subscription from April 9, 1991, to December 31, 1991, at the price of CHF 9 800.- From January 1st, 1992, the price was CHF 12 700.- Delivery of pieces start in January 1992 in relation with the festivities in honour of Christopher Colombus.