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Hong Kong,the Ritz Carlton Hotel,harbour Room, 3rd Floor, Jun 02, 2007

LOT 38

?Amerigo Vespucci? Ulysse Nardin, Locle, Suisse, Chronometer San Marco Amerigo Vespucci, No. 20/25, Made in a limited edition of 25 pieces in 1996. Very fine and rare, self-winding, water-resistant , 18K yellow gold gentleman's chronometer wristwatch, with cloisonné enamel dial. Accompanied by the original fitted box and certificate.

HKD 70,000 - 90,000

USD 9,000 - 12,000 / EUR 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: HKD 82,600

C. Massive, polished, back engraved with the symbols and signature, sapphire-set winding-crown with the initials U.N. sapphire crystal. D. Polychrome "cloisonne" enamel representing the ship "Amerigo Vespucci", outer gold chapter ring bearing with applied gold indexes and Roman quarters. Gold "feuille" hands. M. 11 1/2??? rhodium, 26 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness 9mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3


Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 -February 22, 1512) was an Italian merchant, explorer and cartographer who made two voyages to explore the east coast of South America between 1499 and 1502. He discovered that South America extended much further south than was previously thought, and he deduced that it was part of a continent. Vespucci became widely known in Europe when two accounts attributed to him were published between 1502 and 1504. In 1507, Martin Waldseemüller produced a map in which he named the new continent "America", after Vespucci's first name, Amerigo.