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    Courvoisier & Comp. Rare Ultra Thin Gold & Enamel Key Wind, circa 1850's
    Case: ultra thin, 3 millimeters deep, 18k with enameled polychrome flowers on the front, golden enameled scene of a young lady with lute on the back, black, white and blue enameled accents, inlay silver leaf designs, 47 mm, three body, inner movement cover with swirl engravings
    Dial: silver with gilt accents, Roman numerals, blue moon hands, mainspring barrel and partial balance assembly visible thru the dial
    Movement: ultra thin (2 mm thick) cylinder escapement, bridge with 13 jewels
    Signed: back movement cover plate signed Courvoisier & Comp

    Note: This is an extremely rare and unique timepiece, likely the thinnest watch in existence when it was produced. A gold and enameled link chain with a male winding key is also included

    Condition Report*: Type: Courvoisier & Comp. Rare Ultra Thin Gold & Enamel Key Wind
    Dial: silver, gold trim, Roman numerals
    Hands; blue steel moon
    Metal: 18k gold
    Gram Weight: 44.6
    Case Info: ultra thin, three body, enameled
    Case Width: 47 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: 13 jewels, ultra thin, cylinder escapement, 2 mm thick
    Circa: 1850
    Condition: case is in exceptional condition, enameled areas are very very good, only a tiny slight surface hairline on the back plaque, dial is very good, movement is good, runs a little with pressure on the mainspring, servicing is recommended
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    12th-13th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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