MADE CIRCA: 1890
MATERIAL: 14ct Yellow Gold
MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
This particular timepiece is a fine example of quality Swiss watchmaking. Beneath the elaborately decorated cuvette, one reveals the nickle-plated movement which is protected by glass- a sure sign of a high grade piece and one made to be shown off.
Furthermore, while religious scenes are not uncommon in watches, this particular piece is a rather amusing one. The charming manner in which an angel can be seen leaping up from behind the trees, clearly made to amuse, is rather unusual in religious iconography.
Finally, It is not uncommon for watches such as this to be unsigned. Many were retailed by the finest stores in Switzerland and a retailer would never want the name of a maker on such items as it was seen to diminish the company name.
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