A fine and rare yellow gold limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and cloisonné enamel dial

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  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 131-77-9
    Movement No: 20'092
    Case No: 7'677
    Model Name: San Marco Algiers 1816
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 2892A2, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Navy Ulysse Nardin crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Ulysse Nardin buckle
    Dimensions: 37 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial further numbered 3/25
    Accessories: With Ulysse Nardin undated Certificate, Certificate of Limited edition confirming the present watch is numbered 3 of a limited edition of 25 pieces only, Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètre Watch Rate Certificate, instruction manual, sales tag and leather wallet.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is fitted with polychrome cloisonné enamel dial depicting the Bombardment of Algiers in 1816. In an attempt to end slavery practices of the Dey of Algiers, Britain fought the Bombardment of Algiers in 1816 to free to Christian slaves and stop the practice of enslaving Europeans. Following the Bombardment, around 3000 slaves were freed and a treaty was signed against the slavery of Europeans.
    The present watch, numbered 3 of a limited edition of 25 pieces only, is a highly charismatic example presented in excellent overall condition.

  • Maker Bio

    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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Ref. 131-77-9
A fine and rare yellow gold limited edition wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and cloisonné enamel dial

雅典,精細及罕有,18K黃金自動上弦腕錶,配中心秒針及掐絲琺瑯錶盤,“San Marco Algiers 1816”,型號131-77-9,限量生產,約1999年製

Circa 1999
37 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, dial further numbered 3/25

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 180,000 

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