27 November 1996
GROSJEAN. A GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND WRISTWATCH
With gilt finished cylinder movement, the silvered dial with black Roman chapters and with applied gold foliate decoration, with hunter-style case, the front enamelled with a scene of a lover leaning on an anchor above a scene of a pigeon bringing a letter, set with rose-cut diamonds, with a pierced and engraved scrolling bracelet, case signed (enamel damaged)
Signed Henry Grosjean, Geneve.
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