Swiss, Case No. 5101, 57 x 35 mm, 45 g, circa 1890
An extremely rare, very fine and highly decorative gold enamel fob watch in the form of an ornamental fish studded with diamonds - with original velvet case Case: 18k gold with opaque black and translucid red enamel, engraved, the side fins and eyes studded with ground diamonds. Dial: enamel. Movm.: heart-shaped bridge movement, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance.
The quality of the sculptural representation as well as the engraving and enamelling on the case is outstanding. Only a small number of watches in the form of a fish are known to exist – this is a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery.
Estimate 20,000 - 25,000 €
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