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    Van Cleef & Arpels, Diamond, Mother-of-Pearl, Gold Ludo Swann Watch
    Case: 18 x 15 mm, 18k gold, diamond set bezel and lugs, four screw case closure, No. 143842
    Dial: mother-of-pearl with applied gold stick gold hour indexes at 3, 6, 9, & 12 o'clock, gold "Baton" hour and minute hands, sapphire crystal
    Movement: quartz
    Bracelet: integrated flexible 18k gold honeycomb-motif links, completed by a concealed clasp set with diamond accents; 6-1/4 inches
    Stones: full-cut diamonds weigh a total of approximately 0.80 carat
    Signed: Van Cleef & Arpels, VCA logo on caseback and clasp
    Gross Weight: 109.60 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: D-E-F
    Avg Clarity: VVS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 76 - 100

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A delightful timepiece that doubles as a stunning bracelet. Swiss marks on caseback.
    Van Cleef & Arpels: Parisian jeweler Alfred Van Cleef opened his salon in partnership with his brothers-in-law, Julien and Charles Arpels, in 1906. The company quickly earned a reputation for using only the highest quality colored gemstones. Their timeless designs employed elegant curves and clean fluid lines; capturing the essence of beauty in motion. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a purse-like compartmentalized vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. The firm continues under the umbrella of the Richmont Group.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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