Silver (0.800), keyless-winding, 8-day going, desk-clock in the shape of a Rolls-Royce car grill, with, on the top, the “Spirit of Ecstasy” (the mascot of the car brand), silver colour dial with applied pink gold indexes.
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Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Brand Breitling, Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura)
Model made for Rolls-Royce, England
Year circa 1950
Movement No. unnumbered
Case No. unnumbered
Material silver (0.800) (by “ABG”)
Caliber 22’’’, 8-day going, lever escapement
Dimensions 85.6 x 66 mm.
Weight 248.4 gr. (approx.)
Signature dial, case and movement
Accessories original fitted box
Spirit of Ecstasy
This statuette is the mascot of the Rolls-Royce car brand. It was created in 1911, at the request of Claude Goodman Johnson (1864-1926), the brand’s President and Director, by the English sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes (1875-1950) to embellish the brand’s radiator caps. The statuette was to inspire “the spirit of the Rolls-Royce, precisely: speed and silence, absence of vibration, great power mysteriously coupled with a beautiful living organism of superb grace...”.