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    Audemars Piguet For Cartier Important Gold Watch Of Iconic Film Director Sidney Lumet
    Case: 18k yellow gold, two body, polished and brushed, 31 mm x 26 mm, stepped bezel, recessed crown, case back engraved "For A Long Long Time"
    Dial: silvered, thin black line markers, yellow gold baton hands
    Movement: caliber 2003, No. 60637, ultra-thin, 17 jewels, adjusted to temperatures and four positions, manual winding
    Band: 18k yellow gold, deployant clasp, 6 7/8th inches
    Signed: triple signed Audemars Piguet, dial also signed Cartier, lot is consigned directly from the Lumet family.

    The watch, a beautiful square 18k gold Audemars Piguet wrist watch retailed by Cartier was the wedding present given by Gloria Vanderbilt, the famous artist, author, fashion designer, heiress and socialite to her future husband and one of Hollywood's greatest ever film directors Sidney Lumet. Vanderbilt had the watch engraved on the case back with the inscription 'For a Long Long Time'. They were married on the 28th Augusts 1956 in New York after a whirlwind romance, with the marriage ending in 1963.

    Lumet, born in Philadelphia to Polish Jewish actor parents started as an actor, before directing first on stage, and then on film. His directorial career spanned form 1951 through 2007. At the age of 26 and on the recommendation of his friend Henry Fonda, he adapted and directed '12 Angry Men' to receive his first Oscar nomination, before going on to direct films as diverse as Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Serpico and Murder on the Orient Express to name just a few. Nominated for an Oscar 5 times, He was awarded the Honoree Oscar in 2005 and was subsequently voted one of the greatest directors of the 20th Century. Seen here wearing the watch alongside his two daughters Jenny and Amy from a later marriage to author Gail Buckley, Lena Horne's only daughter.

    Born in New York City in 1924 to the affluent and influential railroad and shipping scion Reginald Vanderbilt, Gloria Vanderbilt became famous as she ventured into theater, writing, film, and fashion, with her jeans becoming a staple of the '70s designer scene. An NYC institution, and rumored to be the inspiration for Holly Golightly in Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's Vanderbilt was married 4 times (Lumet was her third husband), and is the mother, to amongst others, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.






    Condition Report*: Type: Audemars Piguet For Cartier Important Gold Watch Of Iconic Film Director Sidney Lumet
    Dial: silver, black line markers
    Hands; gold baton hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold case and band
    Gram Weight: 74.6
    Case No: 5291 and 4932
    Case Info: two body, stepped sides
    Case Length: 31 mm
    Case Width: 26 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: caliber 2003, No. 60637, ultra-thin, 17 jewels, adjusted to temperatures and four positions, manual winding
    Band: 18k yellow gold, deployant clasp, 6 7/8th inches
    Condition: movement is good and running, dial is very good, case is good, band is good
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2017
    24th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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