This extremely cool 1940s vintage bracelet watch, by the renowned Swiss watchmaker Paul Ditisheim, started out as a gent's watch, but today it makes for a highly distinctive and stylish lady's fashion statement. The classic (and substantial) 'tank tread' bracelet is comprised of alternating rows of ...(more)
A super chic, asymmetrical wrist watch, dating from the 1940s-50s, by the Swiss watchmaker and jeweler - Buche Girod. The zigurat-style top alternates with glittering bright-white, round brilliant-cut diamonds and large, deep-red, calibre rubies set in white and yellow gold, respectively.....
Just about the coolest and chicest (is that a word?) Retro bracelet watch we've ever seen. This moderne streamline beauty is entirely crafted in platinum, including the springy (expandable) gaspipe style bracelet. The sleekly styled center sparkles with a flash of bright-white single-cut diamonds se...(more)
A cool and colorful 1920s-30s vintage pendant watch adorned with a multi-chromatic: black, white, yellow, pink, orange, green and three shades of blue floral design, outlined with consummate Art Deco embellishments. This rare beauty measure 1 1/8 inches by 3/4 inch.
An especially chic French early-Art Deco watch - the eagle mark on the case tells us it was made before 1912 - beautifully hand-fabricated in platinum. The Swiss Glycine dial is framed in glittering diamonds and royal blue calibre sapphires, flanked by very stylish and iconically Deco geometric stir...(more)
This stunning, elegant timepiece jewel hails from the glorious Art Deco period, circa 1930s. A bright-white and dazzling array of European-cut and baguette diamonds - 6.25 carats total- form an inventive and artistic geometric lapel pin that swivels to display a pretty blue and white guilloche ename...(more)
A ribbon of gold intersected with a square watch bordered in diamonds shows off the 1940s retro style. A diagonal line of three diamonds set into square shapes sprinkled on each side completes the design. The watch has a mechanical movement, a silvery white dial, small square markers for the hours...(more)
Strange coincidences happen: we've come across two of the exact same very rare and exciting Retro watches - one in its original rosy-yellow gold finish (#60-1-740) and this white (rhodium) plated twin. One for each wrist! The same description will serve: Retro jewels don't come much cooler than this...(more)
From 1920s France, an elegant platinum and diamond ladies Art Deco watch designed around a streamlined octagonal shaped face accented with black onyx and set with a sparkling array of swiss-cut and single-cut diamonds in a geometric design with delicate milgrain details. Adjustable ribbon strap. The...(more)
A very fine and truly stunning platinum and diamond dress watch by the renowned and formerly preeminent American jeweler - Tiffany & Co. The central timepiece is framed with an elegant diamond-set scroll design supported on each side with three fanciful platinum and diamond links, the first of w...(more)
Retro jewels don't come much cooler than this remarkable timepiece and bracelet combo from the fabulous forties. A fluted cylinder at the crest of the ruby and diamond-studded wave design revolves 180 degrees to reveal the time of day or night. The asymmetrical positioning of the watch is referred t...(more)
From the renowned Thomas Kirkpatrick & Co. of New York comes this utterly charming ladies' pendant watch, circa 1888. Exquisite details include a substantial 18 karat gold case adorned with cheerful raised blue enamel forget-me-not flowers, the classic Victorian symbol of faithfulness and enduri...(more)
From the roaring twenties (maybe 1930s) comes this stunning and sophisticated Art Deco bracelet watch, crafted in platinum and sparkling with small bright-white diamonds and royal-blue calibre sapphires. The striking three-section geometric design leads to an adjustable buckle bracelet composed of 1...(more)
This classic Retro period buckle bracelet glistening with rubies and diamonds cleverly conceals a seventeen jewel timepiece by the highly respected Swiss watchmakers - M & W Ullman. Just flip-up the end of the belt and voilà - it's cocktail time! The dial is signed Otto Grun - presumably the or...(more)
A big, bold, 18 karat rose gold bracelet encases a very accurate timepiece (because the mechanical movement was replaced with a quartz movement) in this bright and beautiful Retro wrist bauble. 1 inch-plus wide, 6 1/2 inches long. The engraving on the clasp can be polished off upon request. Circa 19...(more)
A high-quality 18 karat yellow gold ladies pendant (or pocket watch) by the fine Swiss watchmaker C.H. Meylan, was decorated after-the-fact with a graceful and glittering platinum and rose-cut diamond Swan encircled by twinkling platinum and diamond flowers. 1 and 1/8 inches with an embossed dial an...(more)
A tastefully elegant Art Deco platinum mesh and diamond bracelet watch. The sparkling diamond-framed watch, with beautifully hand-engraved sides and back, is embraced by a pristine, lithe and supple diamond studded platinum mesh bracelet in this classic timepiece, ca. 1925. 18 jewel Swiss movement ...(more)
Cartier first crafted the Tonneau, or barrel in English - a nod to its shape - watch in 1906. The elegant oblong design gently curves with the arc of the wrist and is finished with Roman numeral chapter markers and an etched dial. This larger, 18 karat yellow gold model is a manual wind with French ...(more)
This sleek and tailored Movado ladies watch of late-twentieth century vintage is crafted in supple textured yellow gold and features a twinkling diamond frame. A fashionable timepiece for every day or special occasions.
This chic 1950s-1960s vintage covered bracelet watch, in rich 18 karat yellow gold, is composed of a lithe and supple mesh ribbon which is cinched at the top where it transitions into graceful flairs of sparkling white diamonds set in 18 karat white gold channels. The top flips open to reveal a love...(more)
A consummately kooky 1960s vintage work of jewelry art by the renowned Swiss watchmaker and jeweler - Gubelin. The turquoise faced watch swings inside an 18k yellow gold, flip-down Go-Go cage. Mondo groovy!
A lithe and lovely ladies wristwatch in rich 18 karat yellow gold by the renowned Swiss watchmaker - Girard Perregaux. The tailored styling and textured finish makes for a perfect everyday timepiece. 6 3/4 inches.
This dreamy dazzling Art Deco diamond bracelet watch centers on a diamond framed rectangular dial with Arabic numerals at 12 and 6, with stick chapters - signed Rood, London. The gorgeous bracelet is composed of a double line of shimmering baguette-cut diamonds dividing to embrace a pair of round be...(more)
From Cartier Paris, a rare and wonderful, long discontinued reissue of the highly coveted Touchon wrist watch with cobalt blue enamel Roman numeral chapters. 30 X 20 millimeters, quartz movement, small initials "JRJ" engraved on reverse. With original Cartier certificate from 1988.
Hooray for the Red, White and Blue! A splendid diamond spangled tribute to our great nation (as well as a few others) in the form of a bold and beautiful bracelet and timepiece combo. Four rows of sparkling diamonds, weighing a total of 6.00 carats, are bordered on both sides by slender calibre synt...(more)
An elegant platinum Art Deco ladies watch by Cylis set with 1.50 carats of round-cut diamonds set in a geometric pattern and accented by four sapphires. The custom made bracelet is composed of woven seed pearls accented with sapphire beads. A distinctive and graceful timepiece, circa 1920-1930s.
Here is a very cool, solid and weighty, ladies Retro wrist watch in the classic 'tank tread' style of the period - hence, perfect for any terrain! 6 3/4 inches in length; Swiss movement by Etna; circa late 1940s - 1950s.
This classic, all diamond Art Deco bracelet watch in platinum is about as nice as they come. The watch face is enveloped in shimmering baguette diamonds which seamlessly transitions into the sleek French made bracelet combining round diamonds and baguette diamonds for a stunning effect. A dazzling ...(more)
An elegant and thoroughly feminine ladies pendant watch in shimmering translucent pastel pink enamel and tiny rose-cut diamonds on both sides by Hy Moser & Co. The Faberge style enamel my have been done in pre-revolutionary Russia since the case bears a .56 assay mark - the Imperial Russian nome...(more)
A fine Art Deco Ladys wristwatch featuring an actual diamond crystal over a square-shaped dial with Arabic numeral chapters. This rare and beautiful Audimars watch is enhanced by thirty-nine baguette-cut diamonds, two trapezoid-shaped diamonds, and thirty-two round brilliant-cut diamonds completed ...(more)
From the renowned Fifth Avenue jeweler comes this superb timepiece from the high Art Deco period, circa 1930's. This Charlton & Co. diamond lapel watch is sparkling with over 7.00 carats of mixed cut diamonds. Square step, baguette and round cut diamonds form a masterful geometric design that dr...(more)
A serious statement in a vintage timepiece! This big, bold and beautiful bracelet watch from the 1940s exemplifies the high style and glamor of the period. An original retro ladies 'driver's watch' i.e., designed to be read without having to turn the wrist on the steering wheel, has been expertly de...(more)
This is a wonderful pendant/travel watch with rich cobalt blue and black enameling. A decorative greek key motif in black enamel also highlights the frame. Either hang this on a long enameled chain or prop up on a desk to enjoy its characteristic Deco design.
An attractive platinum diamond dress watch from the 1930's. This watch features a rectangular dial with black Arabic chapter markers and a fully diamond encrusted case. The diamond set bracelet has pretty open links and milgrain details. Blancpain mechanical movement.
A stunning 14 karat white gold Retro Paul Ditisheim buckle motif bracelet watch. This piece looks like a bracelet, but hidden beneath the diamond studded working buckle is a watch! The rectangular white dial has gold Arabic chapter markers at the even numerals and is marked Paul Ditisheim 'Solvil'. ...(more)
Diamond and platinum Art Deco ladies ribbon watch. The rectangular case features a dial with repousse detailing, surrounded by a 1.50 carats of Swiss cut diamonds, in a bullet and cross motif. The bullet detail is highlighted by calibre cut sapphires. Swiss mechanical movement.
Composed of half inch wide diamond set geometric sections, this exquisite dress watch doubles as a full diamond bracelet. The ends of the watch head are adorned with scrolls of baguettes and alternating bracelet links feature a cluster of four bright and beautiful round brilliant cut diamonds. Over...(more)
A unique, high style diamond cover watch from Italy. A diamond laden multi-tiered oval shape cover is flanked by a diamond set crescent on each side. The costar of this showpiece is the beautiful, flexible velvety band in a soft satin finish outlined by a bright polish with raised borders. 17 jewel ...(more)
Fantastic French Deco ladies watch easy to wear from day into night in platinum with a rectangular dial and black Arabic chapter markers highlighted with sixteen European cut diamonds (.35 carat total weight, G-I color, SI clarity) and dotted with four triangular cut sapphires (.30 carat total weigh...(more)
An outstanding Art Deco dress watch circa 1925 in superb condition by the Swiss company M & W Ullmann. Six stunning square diamonds weighing aproximately 1.50 cts. are incorporated between graceful platinum and diamond pierced work in a delightful Deco motif. An exquisite diamond buckle complete...(more)
A superb and sophisticated high style Retro timepiece by the very fine Swiss watchmakers Jaeger Le Coultre. The watch head angled to face the wearer in what is referred to as a drivers watch (keeps your hands on the steering wheel). Beautifully sculpted flaired links add to this wonderful design in...(more)
An absolutely gorgeous diamond bracelet watch from the 1920s. High style, classic Art Deco geometry is well represented in this sophisticated timepiece by the fine Swiss watchmakers Tavannes Watch Co. The bracelet and watch contain almost 5.00 cts. of high quality diamonds. In crisp, original condi...(more)
This watch is a classic Art Deco Style, a cut corner rectangle shaped case bordered with a row of diamonds. the silvered dial has hand applied Arabic numerals on a newly refinished dial. The sides and back of the case are ornamented with hand engraved wheat borders. This watch secures with a smart ...(more)
18K Greenish yellow gold Solrex lapel watch featuring exquisite vibrant floral motif enameling with a rectangular dial with black Arabic chapter markers with enamel and engraved details, with a grosgrain ribbon.Condition: Very GoodCirca: 1920s
Darling diamond dress watch from the Art Deco period with geometrically inpired details in platinum and 14K white gold. This mechanical watch is fully encrusted with round cut diamonds set around the rectangular dial as well as all throughout the box link bracelet.The Diamonds are described as follo...(more)
Important Art Deco diamond ribbon watch. The diamond set hexagonal case features a white dial with black Roman numeral chapter markers, Hass Swiss movement. The diamond set bracelet measures 2 1/2 long by 3/4 wide and finishes around the wrist with black ribbon. The exquisite hinged diamond plaques ...(more)
Platinum and 14K white gold ladies watch with a rectangular dial surrounded by round cut diamonds (60 total, 2.75 carats total weight, G-H color, VS1-SI1 clarity) bead set in a link motif with a double snake chain bracelet with fold over clasp and safety. This watch measures 5/8 wide by 6 1/2 long.
18K Yellow gold lady's Longines bracelet watch featuring a round dial with gold chapter markers and a double link bracelet. This watch measures 6 3/4 inches long by 5/8 inch wide.
Funky 18K yellow gold ladies Universal watch with a mesh bracelet and fold over clasp with engraved initials ‘B.S.. This watch measures 1/2 wide by 7 long. 17 Jewel mechanical movement.
Here we have a highly unusual combination bangle bracelet and timepiece by Paul Ditisheim from the glorious and glamorous 1940s Retro period. This piece, in fact, is engraved inside "12-25-40". The distinctive 'U' shape dial arises from a gracefully tapered base and is set on the bias, facing the w...(more)
This 14 karat gold ladies wristwatch has a round case and clever top wind mechanism, with an intricately carved border. The movement is signed F Que Welta, a Swiss maker as well as "Girod". The dial is gold with black Arabic numerals, Circa 1900. The watch measures 5 1/2 inches.
Platinum ladies Deco ribbon watch with an oval white dial surrounded by old mine cut diamonds (40 total, .85 carat total weight, H-J color, SI clarity) and accented by calibre cut synthetic sapphires in a geometric pattern featuring a sapphire crown and an adjustable black ribbon strap, circa 1930. ...(more)
Platinum ladies Optima Deco watch featuring a rectangular shape dial surrounded by a floral and branch motif border set with single cut diamonds (26 total, .30 carat total weight, I-K color, VS-SI clarity), green glass and onyx. This watch features 17 jewel mechanical movement and an adjustable blac...(more)
Slender Art Deco Arenbe platinum diamond dress watch with a small silvered rectangular dial, Arabic chapter markers surrounded by baguette and round cut diamonds with a delicate diamond set bracelet, fold over clasp. The diamond details are as follows:10 Baguette and 60 Round Cut DiamondsWeight: 2.6...(more)
14K Rose gold ladies Retro watch featuring a round white dial with a sunburst motif surrounding accented with ten round cut rubies (1.40 carats total weight) with a fancy link bracelet set with two old European cut diamonds (.15 carat total weight, G-H color, VS clarity) and a fold over clasp with s...(more)
The bright and shining star of this sophisticated and sexy Art Deco necklace (and timepiece) is a gorgeous natural color, vivid yellow old mine-cut marquise diamond weighing half-a-carat. The deep canary yellow center stone is accompanied top and bottom with a pair of matching bright-white marquise ...(more)
This lithe and lovely Art Deco bracelet watch from the 1920s-30s is designed with a rectangular-shaped dial having Arabic numeral chapters and manual wind movement all within a platinum case flanked by two rows of square-cut diamonds, bold shoulders and a straight line bracelet enhanced by one hund...(more)
The movement, case and bracelet of this cool and distinctive ladies Retro wristwatch are all by the mid-century Swiss watch company Doxa. The dramatic black-dialed watch face is displayed between double tubular bracelets composed of slightly expandable 'spring' gold. Bright gold balls form the clasp...(more)
Platinum Waltham diamond Deco dress watch featuring a rectangular dial with black Arabic numerals fully set with eighty three round cut diamonds and two baguette cut diamonds (1.50 carats total weight, H-I color, VS-I1 clarity). This watch features a safety chain and measures 1/2 wide.
A simply stunning and masterfully crafted early Art Deco platinum, diamond and sapphire ladies bracelet watch. The bracelet is composed of finely pierced geometric designs, with occasional calibre sapphire flourishes, punctuated by a few contrasting floral patterns to slightly soften the overall eff...(more)
From the eminent Swiss jeweler and watchmaker Gubelin: a superlative and exquisite ladies timepiece, circa 1925. The artful and gracefully executed, multi-dimensional main section undulates with soft rolling cushions of diamonds and the lithe platinum mesh band transitions into a glistening row of 3...(more)
This sleek and sophisticated timepiece is in 18 karat white gold with a fine mesh English made band in very unusal 9 karat white gold. Datum watch company (Swiss 15 jewels) circa 1930. The diamonds are described as follows: Forty-four Round- cut Diamonds -.75 carat total weight, Color: G-H Clarity: ...(more)