Ulysse Nardin - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Ulysse Nardin
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 719-63
    Case No: 6/18
    Model Name: Carnival of Venice
    Material: Platinum and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, UN-71, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Ulysse Nardin crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Ulysse Nardin double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 6/18
    Accessories: With Ulysse Nardin undated International Warranty, instruction manual, sales tag, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ulysse Nardin finds inspiration in one of the most fascinating cities in the world, Venice, for its limited edition minute repeating automata wristwatch. Inspired by the Carnival of Venice, the champlevé enamel dial depicts two masked figures that move in sync with the minute repeating and participate in the carnival in front of the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal. The automata figures lift their masks with the chiming of the minute repeating, giving the watch a feeling of festivity. Presented in like new condition and complete with all accessories, the present watch features a stunning artistic illustration and exquisite engineering.

  • 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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Ref. 719-63
A very fine and rare platinum limited edition minute repeating automata wristwatch with champlevé enamel dial

Circa 2013
41.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 6/18

HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

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