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A presentation wristwatch from President Tito of Yugoslavia, by International Watch Co.
A presentation wristwatch from President Tito of Yugoslavia, by International Watch Co.

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A presentation wristwatch from President Tito of Yugoslavia, by International Watch Co.
The circular dial with baton hour markers, the case with snap on back, the case back with President Tito's signature, mechanical movement, case 34.5mm, in maker's box and accompanied by various photocopies and photographs relating to the provenance
Dial signed IWC International Watch Co., case and movement signed International Watch Co., model no. 2600, case no. 2012932, movement no. 19555262
Provenance
The watch was a personal gift to Mr Arthur Ernest Robinson RVM (Royal Victorian Medal) by President Tito of Yugoslavia in 1973. Arthur Robinson was Chargehand Gardener and Keeper of the Royal Budgerigars at Windsor Castle. In 1972 Queen Elizabeth II visited Yugoslavia and made a gift of 12 pairs of budgies; Arthur Robinson presented this gift to President Tito in 1973. Hence by descent

President Tito (1892-1980), born Josip Broz, was successively Prime Minister (1945-1953) and President of Yugoslavia (1953-1980).
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Please note that as the straps may be of endangered or protected animal materials, such as crocodile, they are not sold with the watch, but are for display purposes only. Christie's will need to remove and retain the straps before collection by the purchaser.

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