Magnificent Multicolor Swiss Chatelaine Watch with Buckle & Belt Design Motif

Victorian Multicolor Swiss Chatelaine Watch with Buckle & Belt Design Motif

183-12BS
$2,250.00
Victorian Multicolor Swiss Chatelaine Watch with Buckle & Belt Design Motif
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Victorian Multicolor Swiss Chatelaine Watch with Buckle & Belt Design Motif

183-12BS
$2,250.00

1 available for immediate delivery

Product Details


Swiss; Unsigned; Unisex; C. 1870
CASE: The.800 silver and white/rose gold, 29mm case has a belt form decoration.
DIAL: This white porcelain dial displays Roman numerals and java lots hands.
MOVT: This 6-jewel, key-set movement with cylinder escapement is gilt with a bridge style layout.
C 2 (The case is in perfect condition)
D 2 (The dial is in perfect condition)
M 2 (The movement is in perfect condition)
R 9 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare)
Experts Opinion: Having a belt design itself and having the thickest crystal I’ve seen with a scalloped edge. Treatment makes for a stand-out in anyone’s collection.  BS
Chatelaine
An ornamental clasp worn at a woman's waist, attached to a belt or girdle, with a hook-plate from which are suspended several (usually five, but up to nine) short chains terminating with rings or swivel catches to which are attached various small objects for daily household use.

Early examples had attached a seal and a watch; later, more articles were added, e.g. keys, watch keys, etui, pomander, scissors, thimble case, bodkin case, household notebook in a metal case, small purse, penknife, pin-cushion, and tape measure, as well as sometimes a gridle book, cameo, charm, and pendants.

Some chatelaines made for men were longer and were worn suspended at each thigh to conceal the openings on breeches; early examples held a watch, seals, and charms, but after c. 1800 they were simpler and no longer held a watch. Some chatelaines had two suspensory chains, joined at the belt by a short chain.

Chatelaines were made of gold, silver, pinchbeck, cut steel, and later polished steel, and were ornamented with enameling, beads, beaded tassels, and sometimes medaillons of wedgwood's jasper; they very rarely had a gemstone.