Please note that lots 217 and 218 feature the portrait of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia from 1953 to 1964. He succeeded his father King Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia and the country's first king.
Veuillez noter que les lots 217 et 218 montrent le portrait du Roi Saud bin Abdul Aziz, Roi de l'Arabie Saoudite de 1953 a 1964. Il succedait a son pere Roi Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud, le fondateur de l'Arabie Saoudite et le premier roi du pays.
The following two lots, 217 and 218, are believed to be from a small series of 200 openface dress watches, ref. 600/1, and 150 wristwatches, ref. 2481, made as of 1953 to special order possibly in memory of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz. The watches were all fitted with ivory-coloured enamel dials with ruby-set numerals and bearing the King's portrait and given as gifts to dignitaries or friends of his Majesty. Saud bin Abdul Aziz was the son of the founder of Saudi Arabia and the country's first King, Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud (1880?-1953); he succeeded his father as King of Saudi Arabia from 1953 to 1964.