MADE CIRCA: 1890
MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
G.Braillard were a company based at Rue Léopold Robert, Chaux-De-Fonds from 1890 until the 1920's. There, they produced both high precision pocket watches and finer timepieces set with precious stones and enamel that could delight a young lady or sophisticated gentleman.
This fob watch is a grand example of the company's more delicate creations. Set with blushing wild flowers and dusted with brilliant cut diamonds, the case upon which the large flower blooms rotates to reveal the dial.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is published.
- Vincent Van Gogh passes away at the Auberge Ravoux in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, northern France.
- Stan Laurel, English-born actor most famous for his role in the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, is born.