£150,000 CORUM WRISTWATCH TO HIGHLIGHT ROSEBERYS LONDON FINE ART AUCTION

. March 5, 2015

London – A unique and impressive 18 carat gold and diamond gentleman’s skeleton wristwatch by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Corum is estimated to sell for £100,000-150,000 as part of Roseberys Fine Art auction on Tuesday 24 March.

Commissioned and designed exclusively as a one-off timepiece for Middle Eastern nobility in 1982, the watch has a manual wind skeleton movement with diamond set hands. In addition, a double row of diamonds flank the bezel, and it is complimented by a diamond covered graduated double flat curb link bracelet strap. The diamonds were sourced from Michalis, a company established in 1963 and known for their high quality workmanship. The watch is stamped Corum Swiss 750 and is approximately 19.5cm long, with an approximate 3.5cm diameter.

A unique and impressive 18 carat gold and diamond gentleman’s skeleton wristwatch by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Corum

A unique and impressive 18 carat gold and diamond gentleman’s skeleton wristwatch by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Corum

Established in 1955 Corum are recognised for the aesthetic appeal and technical excellence of their high-quality wristwatches, made for some of the world’s most notable people. Although the current owner wishes to remain anonymous, their identity will be revealed to the successful buyer on completion of the sale. [Lot 54]

Also commissioned and designed exclusively, but for a different owner, a 1970s 18ct white gold gentleman’s wrist watch made by Graff Diamonds is estimated to sell for £3,000-5,000. Engraved with a wave design along the oblong face, bezel and strap, the watch is stamped 18K 0750. [Lot 55]

An 18ct gold cased Solotempo wristwatch by Bulgari completes the highlights from the watch section of the auction. An Italian jewellery and luxury goods brand established in 1905, the company’s Swiss subsidiary, Bulgari Haute Horlogerie SA, is responsible for Bulgari watch production. The Solotempo collection is one of understated elegance. This classic watch has a white face, gold batons and date window, and is estimated to sell for £1,000 – 1,500. [Lot 57]

All the items in this sale are on view at Roseberys London saleroom from Friday 20 – Tuesday 24 March, where our specialists are on hand to provide additional information or advice about purchasing jewellery and watched at auction.

The catalogue for the sale is available online on our website www.roseberys.co.uk, and online bidding is available via the services of www.the-saleroom.com

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