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    Vacheron & Constantin Diamond, Enamel, Gold Hunting Case Pocket Watch with Accompanying Brooch, Fob & Key, circa 1850

    Case: 38 mm, hinged, circular 18k yellow gold with smooth edge and ornately decorated case front and back, black champleve enamel, accented by rose-cut diamonds, no. 83139
    Dial: white enamel with black Roman numerals, gilt "Moon" hour and minute hands
    Movement: 31 mm, gilt, 13 jewels, detached lever, keywind & set, no. 83139, signed Vacheron & Constantin on the center bridge, lateral bridge escapement; signed and numbered Vacheron & Constantin in Geneve. E. E. Rodgers on cuvette
    Signed: triple signed Vacheron & Constantin on the dial, movement and dustcover
    Note: a Victorian gold mourning brooch having applied black and white enamel accents supports the watch, key and fob


    Condition Report*:

    Type: gold hunting case pocket watch - keywind /set
    Signed: Vacheron & Constantin
    Dial: white enamel with back Roman numerals
    Hands: gilt "Moon" hour and minute hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: gross weight of watch and chatelaine 61.70 grams
    Case #: 38 mm, no. 83139, 18k, marked in a cartouche M & B
    Watch Movement: 31 mm, gilt, signed Vacheron & Constantin.
    Length: from top of brooch to base of watch 5-1/2 inches
    Pin Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches wide x 1 inch tall
    Pin Notes: original pinstem and catch have been replaced with modern updates
    Band: none
    Circa: 1850
    Condition: Very good overall condition. Slight loss to enamel consistant with age and normal wear near base of case front and back.
    Stones: 42 rose-cut diamonds
    Notes: scratches noted on dial; the largest crossing in between the 2 & 3 o' clock positions, extending outward from the screw connecting the dial to watch body. Enamel is also chipped at this screw juncture.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    3rd Monday
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