Description

    Buccellati Gentleman's Gold Audachron Watch
    Case: 38 mm, round, 18k gold
    Dial: blue mother-of-pearl with gold Roman numerals, black outer five minute chapter ring, date at 3 o' clock, rose gold central medallion, black "Dauphine" hour and minute hands, black "Baton" center sweep seconds, sapphire crystal
    Movement: automatic, rhodium finish
    Bracelet: blue alligator strap completed by an 18k gold B buckle; 6 inches - 8 inches
    Signed: Buccellati on the case, movement, dial, and strap
    Gross Weight: 62.40 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Mother-of-Pearl
    Shape(s): Inlay
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Accompanied by signed inner and outer boxes.

    Buccellati: The Buccellati family has been perfecting the art of goldsmithing since the 1750s. Mario Buccellati (1891-1965) received his goldsmith training while an apprentice at the firm Beltrami e Besnati near La Scala, in Milan. By 1919, he took control of the business, gave it his name and focused on the art of engraving, mainly gold. His reputation for meticulous texturing of metals through detailed hand engraving turned metal into silk, brocade, tulle or the finest honeycomb lace. Buccellati’s Renaissance-inspired designs and distinctive style attracted an elite clientele. Over the years, Buccellati made jewelry for the royal families of Italy, Spain and Egypt, as well as Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII, among others. The family firm continues today with a passion for entirely hand-made one-of-a-kind jewels, featuring texture-engraved gold under the leadership of Gianmaria and Andrea Buccellati. Their unique artistry can be enjoyed in exclusive boutiques around the world.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Jewelry (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    December
    4th Monday 8:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    December
    4th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    13 Days 17h 15m 33s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: 26
    Page Views: 169

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55365) - 9:00 AM Central Time, Monday, December 4, 2017 (10:00 AM Eastern Time).
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

    Show All Session Information

    Show Auction Type Info

    Exhibition Viewing Times, Title Page, Floor Session and License Information

    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

    Current Bid:
    $2,800
    Bid Protection
    w/ Buyer's Premium (BP) : $3,500.00 Minimum Next Bid: $3,000 ($3,750.00 w/ BP)