MADE CIRCA: 1940
MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
Gaucherand were creators of fine jewellery based in France with fine and elaborate creations famously worn by celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor.
This particular timepiece is an unusual one with a distinctive nautical feel clearly influenced by both cultural the celebrity styles of the period.
Nautical trends were part of a growing fashion change that had been influenced by War time, changing female roles in society and celebrities in stage and screen. This bracelet watch would have been bold and yet functional, with the dial cover protecting the timepiece from damage.
- 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.