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    Bueche Girod Lady's Gold Watch, retailed by Ruser
    Case: 22 x 22 mm, 18k gold, reference YG 9940-5 79766
    Dial: gold with etched chevron stripes, applied black Roman numeral hours, black "Baton" hour and minute hands, mineral crystal
    Movement: signed Bueche-Girod, 17 jewels manual wind
    Band: chevron stripe woven 18k gold, completed by a deployant clasp; 7 inches
    Signed: Ruser on dial
    Gross Weight: 68.00 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.

    Condition Report*: Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A unique offering from Ruser. Back of case reads "Dear Sid, Everywhere on Time - Beldon, June 6 '68". There is a little debris under the edges of the crystal. Cleaning recommended.
    Ruser: William Ruser learned the jewelry business managing Trabert & Hoeffer, Mauboussin boutiques in Atlantic City and Beverly Hills. In 1947 he opened his own shop on Rodeo Drive, where he rapidly earned the distinction of “Jeweler to the Stars”. Celebrities such as Loretta Young, Joan Crawford and Claudette Colbert prominently displayed his creations in film, on the red carpet as well as in print. Ruser was known, first, for his elegant pave-set diamond jewels and, second, for his whimsical sculptural freshwater pearl designs. His menagerie of animals, insects, flowers and children were based upon the fanciful, irregular shaped freshwater pearls, the most popular of which were his Monday’s Child and Poodle lines. His jewels reflected the post war optimism and lightheartedness of the 1950s and 1960s. Ruser retired in 1969, closed his salon and its prime corner location is now the home of Van Cleef & Arpels.

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    1st Monday 5:50 pm CT
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    (Lots 55409-56173) - 6:00 PM Central Time, Monday, October 1, 2018.
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    Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
    9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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