Swiss Pocket Watch | Art Nouveau Niello Enamel Flower Case with Rose Gold Shield Perrenoud & Fils
Swiss Pocket Watch | Art Nouveau Niello Enamel Flower Case with Rose Gold Shield
Perrenoud & Fils & Co.
Manufacturer: Perrenoud & Fils & Co.
Circa Date: 1890s
Style: Open Face.
Material: .800 Fine Silver with black niello enamel and rose gold inlay.
Decorations: Swirl patterns, interesting flower designs and a rose crest all
decorate the wonderful case. On the dust cover you will notice Universal
Exhibition Medals. Universal Exhibitions were World's fairs originating in the
French tradition of national exhibitions, a tradition that culminated with the
French Industrial Exposition of 1844 held in Paris. This fair was soon followed
by other national exhibitions in continental Europe, and eventually the United
Kingdom. Many of the dust covers on Pocket Watches from the 1900s exhibit the
Universal Exhibitions Awards Medals.
Conditions: Strong condition with only minor or slight flaws.
Numerals: Roman hour numerals, smaller Arabic numerals on the subsidiary seconds
Signed: The dial is signed “Martinez Jewelry Co.”
Hands: Breguet/spade hands
Conditions: This beautifully engine turned, textured silver dial is in Very Good
Jewels: 15 Jewels.
Setting: Pin Set.
Escapement: Lever Escapement.
Layout: 3/4 Plate Layout.
Conditions: M 3-11 (The movement is in Very Good condition - plating slightly