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    Jozef Op de Beeck "Romantic" Double Retrograde Wristwatch, circa 2000
    Case: two body, 18k yellow gold, hand engraved bas relief top with Art Nouveau design depicting reclining ladies, 37 mm, display back secured with screws, center mount gold lugs
    Dial: elliptical silver dial, retrograde fly back minute sector at the top, retrograde hours below, signed and numbered at center, blue steel moon hands
    Movement: rhodium finished 3/4 plate, 17 jewels, manual winding, shock absorber
    Band: black alligator with gold plated buckle
    Signed: Jozef Op de Beeck, with original wood box

    Note: Jozef Op de Beeck was born in Belgium in 1954 and began as a watchmaker at the age of thirteen. As a member of the ACHI (Academy Horologists Creators Independents) he has specialized in precision skeleton pendulum clocks and unique animated models of a Persian cat and turtle form wristwatches.

    Condition Report*: Type: Jozef Op de Beeck "Romantic" Double Retrograde Wristwatch
    Signed: No. 33
    Dial: elliptical, silver
    Hands; blue steel moons
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Case Info: oval, display back, bas-relief decoration
    Case Width: 37 mm
    Crystal: double sapphire
    Watch Movement: 17 jewels, rhodium finish, manual winding, white monometallic balance with shock absorber
    Band: black alligator with gold plate buckle
    Circa: 2000
    Condition: in near new condition, very very good throughout, with original wood box
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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