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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 217

?Art Deco Onyx & Diamonds? Swiss, attributed to Verger Freres. Made circa 1925. Very fine and rare, Art Deco, platinum, black onyx and diamond-set lapel watch.

CHF 16,000 - 19,000

EUR 10,000 - 12,000 / USD 13,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 20,060

C. Two-body, platinum, front engraved with a mask and foliage, en-graved band, back set with panels of black onyx outlined by lines of rose-cut diamonds, in the center a large rectangular diamond, onyx and diamond-set articulated suspension, black ribbon with diamond-set slide and diamond and onyx-set terminal, winding crown set with a cabochon onyx. D. Matte gilt with Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel ?moderne? hands. M. 6???, navette-shaped, frosted gilt, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dim. 31 x 18 mm. Excluding fittings.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


This watch is a particularly high quality example of the Art Deco ?Jazz? style of the mid-1920s. The onyx panels are cut and shaped especially for this watch and the diamonds are of an unusually large size for such a piece.