13 November 2006
Juvenia. A fine and unusual 18K white gold skeletonized keyless lever dress watch with sapphire jewelled movement
Signed Juvenia, no. 186795, circa 1920
With skeletonized nickel-finished lever movement set with sapphires instead of rubies, skeletonized dial, in circular case with inlaid black enamel Arabic hour markers to the bezel, case numbered, movement signed
45 mm. diam.
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The present watch is a rare example of a high quality dress watch fitted with sapphire jewels instead of the commonly used rubies. Celebrated manufacturers, both Swiss and American, used sapphires to "sign" their highest quality movements.
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