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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 85

JAEGER-LECOULTRE FOR GHISO ART DECO BACK-WINDER; 18K YELLOW GOLD, PLATINUM, ENAMEL, DIAMONDS AND JADEITE (OR NEPHRITE)

18K yellow gold, platinum, enamel, diamond-set and jadeite (or nephrite), keyless-winding with back-winder, round-shaped, pendantwatch, incorporated in a carved stylised Chinese pendant with floral décor; black enamelled gold bezel set with 29 rose-cut diamonds; pendant set with platinum chain set with 32 rose-cut diamonds.

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Retailed by Ghiso, Buenos Aires, New York and Paris

Year Circa 1943

Movement No. 244 117

Calibre  427, lever escapement

Case No. 238 294

Dimensions 37.7 x 26 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Diamond-set platinum chain pendant set with 15 rose-cut diamonds; Extract from the Archives

HKD 87,000 - 130,000

CHF 11,000 - 16,450 / USD 11,050 - 16,550

Sold: HKD 112,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-01

Good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

 The Extract from the Archives, dated September 19, 2019, mentioned that this watch was manufactured in 1943. Ghiso, Buenos Aires, New York and Paris In the 1890’s, a member of the Ghiso family emigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from his native Italy. Within a short period of time, he opened a jewellery salon. The business became the pre-eminent house of this type in Buenos Aires. At the beginning of the 20th century, his two sons traveled to Paris where they established a branch location. One son, Oscar, coordinated all business matters as well as arranging with designers to create jewellery in the current styles which were then shipped to Buenos Aires and their other branch location in New York. Both locations were closed sometime in the late 1930’s or 1940’s, but the flagship store in Buenos Aires remained open until the 1960’s. Oscar Ghiso died in Buenos Aires in 1985.