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    Universal Geneve Fine & Very Rare Cloisonne Dial Ref. 112167 Yellow Gold Wristwatch, circa 1950's
    Case: three body, 18k yellow gold, 35 mm, down turned curved lugs, snap back, No. 1536182
    Dial: curved, polychrome cloisonné enamel on gold depicting two Knights on horseback in battle, miniature enameled flowers lower left, three enameled tents between ten and eleven, applied yellow gold triangular indexes and Arabic numerals, yellow gold Dauphine hands
    Movement: caliber 262, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, index regulator

    Note: For centuries enamel was a favorite means of decorating the cases of high quality watches. In the early 20th century the extremely time consuming and demanding process necessary in the creation of these artistic objects was only practiced by a handful of highly skilled craftsmen. In the 1940's the specialty technique of cloisonné enamel was revived, most notably by the Stern Frères Company. The example presented here is exceptional in its artistry, subject matter, detail and brilliant use of color.




    Condition Report*: Type: Universal Geneve Fine & Very Rare Cloisonne Dial Ref. 112167 Yellow Gold Wristwatch
    Dial: curved, polychrome enamel
    Hands; yellod gold Dauhine hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Case No: 1536182
    Case Info: three body, snap on back
    Case Width: 35 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: caliber 262, rhodium finish, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, index regulator
    Band: crocodile, plated buckle
    Circa: 1950's
    Condition: movement is good and running, cleaning is recommended, case is good, a few slight scratches and wear to the crown, dial is extremely fine and good, no visible flaws, one very small edge flake spot to the sky blue on the extreme edge of the dial that is hidden under the bezel, a few light scratches on the crystal
    *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".

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    21st Thursday
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