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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 19, 2016

LOT 82

THE ART NOUVEAU BEETLE ENAMEL YELLOW GOLD Swiss. Made circa 1900. Very fine and very rare, Art Nouveau yellow gold, enamel and rose-cut diamond-set lady's keyless pendant watch in the form of a beetle with concealed dial.

Four-body, spring-loaded wings, royal blue enamel set with rose- cut diamonds, opening to reveal the dial, the neck black enameled and set with diamonds, diamond-set head, cabochon ruby eyes, hinged realistically cast and chased underside. Glazed cuvette. White enamel, blue Arabic numerals and red 12, gilt dot outer minute track. Gilt spade hands. 7```, gilt, bar calibre, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, three-arm gilt balance, flat balance spring, index regulator.

HKD 77,000 - 120,000

USD 10,000 - 15,500 / CHF 10,000 - 15,500

Sold: HKD 96,250

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2**

Very good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


DIAM. 44 x 21.5 mm.