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Art Deco Platinum, Diamond and Onyx Bracelet Watch

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60-91-292

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ABOUT THIS WATCH

An exquisite, and exquisitely made, early Art Deco wristwatch - circa 1920s - in glorious black & white. The relatively dainty design is packed to the hilt with sparkling European and Swiss-cut diamonds, punctuated with sections of scissor-cut calibre black onyx for a dramatic and sophisticated look and effect. Notice how the decorative hand engraving on the sides seamlessly transitions into decorative open work. Platinum with original ivory colored porcelain dial. By the fine Swiss watchmaker Paul Buhre, watchmaker to the Russian Imperial Court.

Details

Materials:
Platinum
Length:
6 1/8 inch
Width:
5/8 inch
Gram Weight:
20 gm w/ movement
Period:
Art Deco
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

80 Round Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
1.60 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
1.30-2.40 mm
Color:
G-H
Clarity:
SI-VS
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
1.60

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