Armand Nicolet Tramelan 8130A Small Second 2-Tone 18k Rose Gold/SS! Auction
18k Rose Gold/SS, Model 9130A-GR-P713GR2, size is 53 mm with lugs x 43 mm, mechanical, RARE edition limited number 25 of only 100, grey dial, strap & tang buckle, sapphire crystal, small second skeleton dial, reverse display sapphire crystal, boxes.
Movement Specifics from Armand Nicolet..
Calibre AN 0501 from 1951 modified in 2006 Diameter 43 mm, Thickness 10 mm Movement Mechanical, manual winding with Small Seconds function dial with applied indexes Bezel & Crown in 18 Kt Rose gold, Stainless Steel 316L case Glass Antiglare treated sapphire crystal and see-through screwed back Buckle Stainless steel 316L Water Resistance 5 ATM
After finding 425 pieces of calibre UT 176 from 1951 in their warehouse, Armand Nicolet introduced the L06 line. Continuing the evolution of the first Limited Edition, L06 utilizes as its base a movement of Small Seconds UT 176 (300 pieces in the version with 18 rubies and 125 pieces in the version with 17 rubies) that has been elaborated giving it more modern and refined technical characteristics. The application of the shock absorber was integrated with the Swan Neck mechanism of adjustment. The movements have been finely decorated & have gold engravings and blue poli screws that stand out in the splendid finishing of the rhodium plating of the plate and of the bridges. All the technical refinement given to the first Limited Edition has been enhanced, by skilfully skeletonizing the balance zone and making the movement revealed through a beautiful framed opening created on the fine decorated dial. We also wanted to revise the classical aesthetics by lightly retouching the lines in a more modern version adding diverse combinations of materials and colours.
The 425 movements of the L06 are assembled & shared in 5 series.
Retail approaching 15K... Sell for $5,650 or trade!