Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 366

SCARAB BEETLE Unsigned, Swiss. Made circa 1870. Fine gold and enamel, diamond and emerald-set pendant form watch designed as a scarab-beetle. Accompanied by a fitted morocco box and key.

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

USD 5,500 - 7,600 / EUR 4,000 - 5,800

Sold: CHF 26,250

C. Three-body, underside realistically chased and engraved with legs and underbody, wing covers entirely decorated in translucent green enamel over engraved decoration and set with rose-cut diamonds, main body and head with black enamel, the thorax set with rose-cut diamonds, emerald-set eyes, spring loaded wing covers hinged and opening from a button in the base to reveal the dial. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals. Blued steel spade hands. M. Heart-shaped gilt brass, bar calibre with going barrel, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement and plain three-arm balance, fl at balance spring with index regulator. Dim. 50 x 28 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original