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A rare Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer wristwatch, ref 266/77/GR, limited edition number 144 of 250 worldwide

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000


Lot Description

A rare Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer wristwatch, ref 266/77/GR, limited edition number 144 of 250 worldwide, 18ct rose gold 38mm case with fluted bezel, on brown alligator leather strap with 18ct gold deployant buckle. 1846 - 150th anniversary model, automatic movement, white dial, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds at 6, date aperture at 6, power reserve (Up/Down) dial at 12. With boxes, original booklets, chronometer test cert 2003 and retail invoice dated 2007. Provenance: Private Auckland estate collection. CONDITION REPORT: Very good condition. Packaging and documents: Outer branded cardboard box minimal wear, inner presentation box minimal/no wear, interior cushion and lining minimal wear. Purchased from Aletro Time Ltd, [Auckland], with original Tax Invoice dated 8/10/2007 for NZ$16,993.33. 'International Guarantee & After Sales Manual' brochure; 'Marine Chronometer & Marine Diver' brochure. With Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certificate and rate certificate No.10665689 dated 21/11/2003 for movement no. UN26 - 30298. Case: The high polish 18ct gold case with signs of very light wear, very light dirt accumulation in crevices. Limited edition number panel screwed to side of case. Mechanism runs; quick set date operates correctly (unidirectional); power reserve hand operates. No service record has been recorded in booklet. May require clean/overhaul to maintain continuous running. Strap: 20mm rich tan leather with simulated crocodile pattern, creased/marked slightly on tongue strap from wearing Deployant clasp and buckle: marked UN, UN anchor logo and 750 and two gold assay marks, as the case - minute marks