Important Watches & Jewelry

New York, Dec 08, 2016

LOT 83

VACHERON CONSTANTIN/ VERGER FRERES LADY'S DIAMOND & PEARL PLATINUM Vacheron Constantin, Genève. Case made by Verger Freres, France. Made in the 1930's. Fine and very rare, octagonal, platinum and diamond lady's wristwatch with an integrated, strung black and white seed pearl bracelet with platinum and diamond clasp.

USD 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 23,500 - 39,000 / CHF 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: USD 4,000

Three-body, octagonal, engraved foliate band, diamond set bezel and shoulders, case with wire lugs for silk safety strap. French control marks for platinum. White enamel with three hand-painted cherubs on blue outer, inner black Arabic numerals. Gilt Breguet hands. Nickel plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, blued steel overcoil hairspring, cut and compensated bi-metallic balance with 5 adjustments, index regulator. Movement signed Vacheron Constantin and numbered, case stamped for Verger Freres and numbered.

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DIM. 20 x 20 mm. THICKNESS 6 mm. Approx. overall length 164 mm. VACHERON CONSTANTIN and VERGER FRERES collaborated on exceptional creations during the Art Deco period. Examples in octagonal cases with hand-painted enamel dials and pearl bracelets are especially rare and represent the skilled craftsmanship of the era.