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    Van Cleef & Arpels Gentleman's Gold Watch
    Case: 30 mm, round, 18k gold, snap close caseback, case # 11101, reference # 2260
    Dial: navy blue VCA logo, gold "Baton" hour and minute hands, mineral crystal
    Movement: manual wind, 17 jewels, calibré 895, ultrathin
    Strap: black lizard, 18k gold buckle and tang; 9 inches (adjustable)
    Signed: VCA on the dial and movement
    Gross Weight: 28.86 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order


    Condition Report*: Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: an elegant and understated watch
    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
    April, 2017
    3rd Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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