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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 1940
    Movement No: 240'431
    Case No: 627'230
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ulysse Nardin Certificate of Origin and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present timepiece represents a rare value proposition in the field of vintage watches. Impressing the beholder with a large-for-the-time 37mm diameter and a completely unrestored dial sporting a highly unusual and charming mottled champagne patina, this wristwatch is the ideal choice for the enthusiast of vintage timepieces looking for a daily wear piece which exudes vintage charm and at the same time sports a simple, timeless aesthetic as enjoyable by today’s fashion canons as it was 80 years ago.

    A touch of intellectual intrigue is provided by the fixed lugs. Such a solution was usually employed for steel military or professional timepieces - in order to better secure the watch to the wrist. It is quite unusual to find the feature in a gold dress piece such as the present one.

    Finally, it is worth mentioning how the movement finish appears to be of very high quality, featuring a Côtes de Genève finish.

  • Artist Biography

    Ulysse Nardin

    Swiss • 1846

    Founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland, Ulysse Nardin is a widely acclaimed Swiss watch manufacturer that earned recognition for its precision chronometers during the early to mid-twentieth century. Ulysse Nardin himself was a trained watchmaker under the guidance of his father, Leonard-Frederic Nardin, as well as master watchmakers Frederic William Dubois and Louis Jean Richard-dit-Bressel. Collectors in particular seek this brand's oversized vintage chronograph wristwatches, including the reference 7536-2.

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A large and charming yellow gold wristwatch with champagne dial, fixed bars, presentation box and Certificate of Origin

Circa 1940
37mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF2,000 - 3,000 
€1,800-2,700
$2,200-3,300

Sold for CHF5,670

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021