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    Sale 2161

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    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 97

    UTI. AN 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND MINUTE REPEATING HUNTER CASE KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH

    SIGNED CHRONOMETRE, UTI, CASE NO. 1931 & 931, CIRCA 1930

    Price Realised  

    UTI. AN 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND MINUTE REPEATING HUNTER CASE KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH
    SIGNED CHRONOMETRE, UTI, CASE NO. 1931 & 931, CIRCA 1930
    Nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two gongs activated by a push button in the band, gold cuvette, silvered matte dial, applied Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, engraved and chased case with scalloped rim, the front with polychrome enamel portrait of a gentleman, the reverse with polycrhome enamel heraldic seal set with rose-cut diamonds, chronograph button in the band, dial signed
    52mm diam.


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    The front case shows a highly decorated Ottoman Empire military official, most likely a member of the Osmani Order, an honor given to military leaders for outstanding services to the state. The reverse shows a late 19th century Ottoman Empire military crest featuring red and green drapery with cannons, battle axes, and the crescent moon and star in multiple locations. One can see some of these Ottoman symbols, including the crescent moon and star, on the modern Turkish flag.