Paul Ditisheim/Sovil Purple Enamel Pendant Watch with Matching Chain



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Colored by a rich aubergine hue--exotic and more subdued than plain purple--this lovely watch pendant necklace by the renowned Swiss watchmaker and watch designer Paul Ditisheim, shimmers with translucent guilloche enamel. The watch back is adorned with an enchanting engine-engraved star design, and the links of the matching 21-inch chain are tipped in opaque white enamel. A rare beauty, circa 1900, with a movement specifically made by Ditisheim for the 1900 Grand Prix Paris Exposition(!). Condition note: enamel shows some wear commensurate with the age of the piece. Working status: the watch does not keep accurate time, gaining 30 minutes each 12 hours--but you'll never be late!


18 Karat Yellow Gold
1 7/16 Inch
1 inch
3/16 Inch
Chain Length:
21 Inch
Gram Weight:
24.5 Grams
Circa 1900

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