Description

    Agassiz Diamond, Sapphire, Enamel, Platinum Openface Pocket Watch, circa 1930

    Case: 40 mm, 3-ring: outer black enamel, middle single-cut diamond and interior French-cut sapphire accented, platinum with brush finished pressure sealed caseback centering a navette-shaped cartouche bearing the monogram, HDB
    Dial: silvered with black enameled hour ring featuring applied gem set Hour Indexes, rhodiumed "Cross Bar Diamond" hands, signed Agassiz, plastic crystal
    Movement: 20 mm, nickel, 17 jewels adjusted to 5 positions, no. 204346, Agassiz Watch Co., Swiss
    Gemstones: the watch case contains single and French-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.85 carat; together with French-cut sapphires
    Signed: double signed Agassiz on the dial and movement


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Art Deco Tuxedo Watch
    Signed: Agassiz
    Model: unknown
    Dial: silvered with black enameled hour ring, featuring applied sapphire & diamond gem set Hour Indexes
    Hands: silvered "Cross Bar Diamond" hour and minute hand
    Metal: platinum
    Gram Weight: 46.00 grams
    Case #: 244346
    Watch Movement: 17 jewels adjusted to 5 positions, no. 204346
    Case Dimension: 40 mm
    Movement Size: 20 mm
    Height: N/A
    Band: none
    Circa: 1930
    Condition: Very Good. Case is in excellent condition. Watch is in working order. Minor damage to dial noted
    Stones: 84 French-cut sapphires; 61 single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.60 carat; 13 French-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.25 carat
    Notes: black enamel outer case ring is in excellent condition. Caseback exterior is monogrammed HDB. Caseback interior is engraved, "From Dad and Mother to Basil Duke at the Time of Completion of his First Job 1940"


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    3rd Monday
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