PLATINUM AND DIAMOND LAPEL WATCH, FRENCH, CIRCA 1925 Designed as an open rectangular plaque supporting an elongated articulated segment with half-bead terminals suspending a rectangular watch, the whole set with 275 single-cut diamonds and 13 baguette and fancy-shaped diamonds, altogether weighing approximately 6.50 carats, the rectangular dial with black Arabic numerals and blued steel hands, movement by Elin Watch Co
Pair-case automaton watch, ca. 1770–75 Signed by James Cox (English, ca. 1723–1800) Outer case: gold, partly enameled and set with gemstones and paste jewels; inner case: gold with casemaker's mark of Peter Mounier (English, recorded 1761–73); dial: white enamel, with frame set with paste jewels; movement: brass, steel, and silver.
PLATINUM AND DIAMOND PURSE WATCH, PAUL FLATO, CIRCA 1935 The cylindrical case concealing a revolving rectangular dial with baton numerals and blued steel hands, the bombé terminals pavé-set with single-cut diamonds, dial signed Flato, movement by M. Tissot.
Watch. Watchmaker: David Buschman (1626–1701). Probably after 1657. German (Augsburg). Case: rock crystal and gilded brass; Dial: gilded brass and silver, partly gilt; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Traveling clock watch with alarm, ca. 1680 Movement by Thomas Tompion (English, 1638-1713); case by Nathaniel Delander (English, recorded 1668/69, died ca. 1691 or before 1705) Case and dial: silver; Movement: gilded brass, steel, partly blued, and silver
1670-1675 French Watch at the Metropolitan Museum of Watch, New York - I love the gold filigree work on this piece. After looking at numerous watch cases from the 17th century, each one incredibly ornate and intricate, I'm starting to believe that watches themselves were luxury goods that people would show off as a reflection of their socio-economic status. Would someone who knows more on this be able to enlighten us?