MADE CIRCA: 1940
MATERIAL: 18ct Rose Gold
MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
CASE DIAMETER: 19mm
French jewellery house 'Mauboussin' first opened its doors in 1827 however gained aclaim during the 1920's where it was at the forefront of the then trending Art Deco style.
In 1925, the firm participated in Paris’s Decorative Arts Exhibition alongside approximatly four hundred other jewellery companies including the likes of Cartier, Lanvin and Van Cleef. Incredibly, Mauboussin won the Grand Prize for jewellery despite the competition. The firm thereafter moved to 20 Place Vendôme, where its flagship store remains today and, has since expanded, with stores across America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Russia.
Eminent clients included the Duke of Westminster, who in in the early 1920’s purchased an 80-carat Nassak diamond and Charlie Chaplin whose wife Paulette Goddard was bitterly disopointed that she did not get the role of Scarlett in Gone with the wind. To console her, Chaplin presented her with a yellow gold Mauboussin bracelet with floral motifs in cabochon emeralds and diamond pave.
- Winston Churchill, in his first address as Prime Minister of England, tells the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, "I have nothing to offer you but blood, toil, tears, and sweat."
- Charlie Chaplin releases his wartime satirical political comedy-drama film The Great Dictator.
- Olympic Games, assigned to Tokyo, Japan, and later to Helsinki, Finland, are suspended due to WWII.