Lot No. 476* (93rd Auction)
Swiss, Case No. 10739, 52 mm, 145 g, circa 1850

An almost as new presentation watch of Emperor Napoleon III. to a duke
Case: 18k gold. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, chain/fusee, pivoted detent chronometer escapement, helical balance spring, gold screw compensation balance.

The front cover is decorated with a finely executed coat of arms with a Roman warrior and the inscription "Audax sed fidelis" ("bold but faithful"); above it is a duke's magnificent crown. Both are in excellent condition, as is the monogram of Napoleon III. on the back.
Estimate  4,000 - 7,000 €

Price Realised  5,800 €
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