Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 445

IWC, THE HUNT, CLOISONNE ENAMEL DIAL, PINK GOLD IWC, Swiss, Automatic, case No. 1345932. Made circa 1955. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial depicting a hunting scene.

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

HKD 8,000 - 16,000 / USD 1,000 - 2,000

Sold: CHF 25,000

Two-body, polished, inclined bezel, concave lugs, snap-on case back. Cloisonne enamel. Pink gold dauphine hands. Cal. 89, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating blued steel flat balance spring, shock absorber, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm. Nelly Richard An enamel artist who specialized in the cloisonné technique, one of Stern Frères' favorite enamelers. She made most of the dragon and map dials ordered by Rolex and Patek Philippe. She worked for Stern from the late 40's to the 1950's, but unfortunately died quite young. The dial bears all the signs of having been made by Madame Richard although there are no proof of this. Found on Patek Philippe, Vacheron, Eska, Universal and IWC, those exquisite enamel dials are among the best ever made in the 20th century. For a similar dial see lot 114, Geneva 15 may 2005.