Geneva, May 15, 2023

LOT 337


CHF 7,000 - 13,000

EUR 7,200 - 13,300 / USD 7,900 - 14,700 / HKD 62,000 - 116,000

Very elegant 18K. gold and enamel slim widow's watch with matching chatelaine, key, blank seal and a locket.
Gold hinged cuvette. A snake, in this context death-healing, entwines the watch. The head of the snake, which has garnets for eyes, forms the pendant, the bow passing through its mouth. This is attached to the gold and black enamel chatelaine near the centre, the locket, seal and key being suspended below. The back of the case, which is opened by pushing the snake's nose, has an enamelled floral design on a black background, finely painted with flowers over black enamel surrounded with gold flowers at the edges, the front bezel with black enamel and gold foliage. Chatelaine with five black enamelled domed panels decorated with gold scrolls, small locket, key and seal suspended below.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-6-8*


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Morand, Switzerland

Year Circa 1840

Movement No. 5033

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 33 mm.

Caliber 11''', early gilded bridge calibre, 4 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain gilt brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring.

Dimensions 194 mm.

Signature Case


Lot 76 from '' The Sandberg Collection''
Published in the Sandberg book, pages 214-215.