11 May 2009,
Price realised CHF 12,500
CHF 8,000 - CHF 12,000
Eska. A rare and large 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and cloisonné enamel dial
Signed Eska, case no. 127'096, circa 1950
Copper-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the polychrome cloisonné enamel dial depicting a frigate in full sail, applied gold lozenge-shaped and Arabic numerals, sweep centre seconds, circular case, unusual stepped fan-shaped lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
34.5 mm. diam.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Dr. Nathalie Monbaron
Tel: +41 (0)22 319 1724
Tel: +41 (0)22 319 1723
For another example of an Eska wristwatch from the 1950s with cloisonné enamel dial see Ore d'Oro 2 by J. Barracca, G. Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 163.
From time to time, Christie's may offer a lot which it owns in whole or in part. This is such a lot.
This ‘great-great-grandfather’ of Patek Philippe’s perpetual chronograph series — one of only 281 ever crafted — is being offered in Dubai on 23 March
A striking example in the storied Calatrava line, the ref. 2526 was the first Patek Philippe wristwatch with an automatic movement
Why Vintage Heuer chronographs made between the 1930s and the 1980s are so highly regarded
Exploring the appeal of watches made for the legendary American store that were specially designed for fishing, hunting and sailing
Insights into the life and art of the photographer whose raw, honest images captured the creative spirit of 1980s New York's downtown scene
We canvass a panel of local gallerists, artists and restaurateurs for their advice on the best places to stay, eat and relax