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Victorian Rose Cut Diamond & Enamel Daisy Pendant Watch, Swiss circa 1890

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Description

This watch was made in the late 19th century when each watch was still hand-made and a symbol of status and wealth. Fashionable ladies would want a timepiece that was a sophisticated piece of art that would impress society: this would certainly fit the mold! The watch can be worn on a chain as a pendant, or on the matching pin to attach it to a lapel. The watch is solid 18k rosy-yellow gold topped in silver, then encrusted with lilac purple enamel and rose cut Diamonds in the shape of a daisy. The face of the watch is beautifully simple and easy to read, but we were at a loss as to how to wind the watch. It was then that we discovered that the carved bezel is a mechanism that rotates, and the motion winds the spring which powers the watch! While we were fawning over the beautiful design and craftsmanship, our watchmaker couldn’t get over this unique feat of engineering! Watch measures 1 inch across, 2.5 inches long on the pin.

Details: 18k gold pendant watch with 2.20ctw rose cut Diamonds (SI JK) and purple enamel. Hallmarked for Switzerland, in original box from New York, circa 1890.

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Additional information

Age

Victorian 1830-1900

Design

Vintage

Metal

Yellow Gold

Stone

Diamond