Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 241

ULYSSE NARDIN REF. 801-22 YELLOW GOLD PLANETARIUM COPERNICUS Ulysse Nardin, Locle, Suisse, "Planetarium Copernicus", Ref. 801-22. Made in the 1990s. Fine and unusual, astronomic, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with functions of the planetary cycle, days, months, zodiac signs and moon phases, with an 18K yellow gold Ulysse Nardin buckle.

USD 16,000 - 21,000

HKD 124,000 - 163,000 / CHF 14,600 - 19,200

Sold: USD 18,750

Three-body, solid, polished, hooded lugs, stepped rounded bezel with engraved Roman numerals for the 12 hours, transparent back, screwed bars, domed sapphire crystal divided into 12 sections that start from the center (the Earth) and radiate outwards. Six revolving satiné blue rings engraved with the names of five planets, each on a gold cartouche fixed with a central disc representing the Sun; the Earth disc fixed to one of the blue rings attached to the Moon which rotates around the Earth, outer gold ring engraved with the 12 signs of the zodiac and the months. Luminous gold baton hands. Cal. UN 80, gilt engraved, 33 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator, white gold decorated and skeletonized rotor. Case signed.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.