Gustave Sandoz, Paris, Case No. 598, 46 x 27 mm, 36 g, circa 1880
An extraordinary diamond-set fob watch in the shape of a padlock Case: gold, hinged bow, opaque black enamelled front cover with hinge, diamond-set keyhole motif to the centre, engraved monogram "R" on the back side, inside case back with glazed cover to insert a picture, signed and numbered heart-shaped gold dome. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, Breguet hands. Movm.: heart-shaped bridge movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance.
This watch has an interesting opening mechanism - when the shackle is released, the front cover opens and the time can be read.
Estimate 7,000 - 8,500 €
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