Hotel Richemond, Geneva
14 November 2005
Chaude. A fine 18K vari-colour gold keyless cylinder watch with matching chatelaine and original box
Signed Chaudé, Horloger de la Marine, 35 Palais-Royal, No. 6375, circa 1880
With gilt-finished jewelled cylinder movement, plain three-arm brass balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, gold Louis XV hands, in plain case with an applied vari-colour gold basket of flowers and a bird in high relief to the engine-turned reverse, together with a matching 18K gold châtelaine, cuvette signed
31 mm. diam., length of châtelaine 90 mm.
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Accompanied by Chaudé original fitted leather presentation box with embossed initials E.L. to the cover.
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