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The Retro period of the 1940's and the 1950's resulted in some bold designs in jewellery including watches as well as innovative designs such as can be seen here in this amazing hinged top 14ct Retro watch set with rubies and diamonds. Made in rose gold which was often the case during this period, the colour of both the case and band is just amazing and accentuates the beautiful colour of the rubies and of course the incredible design of the watch case. Looking past the hinged top for the moment, the case itself has such an incredible sculptured design that really is like no other and shows why antique and vintage jewellery is so popular thanks to their unique designs. With a wonderful flared design that leads to a double row bracelet that itself wraps so beautifully around the wrist, from end to end the watch measures 17.5cm in length. Then of course there are the rubies and diamonds set into the hinged top as well as the two clusters of rubies at each end. On the hinge section there are two rows of seven diamonds that has a total weight of 0.52 carats and sparkle magnificently. And then there are two more rows this time set with seven square cut rubies that total 0.42 carats and the two ruby clusters each with seven rubies that adds a further 0.70 carats of rubies to the weight. Day or night, with this many rubies and diamonds, there is no doubt that it will always be admired and commented on. Upon lifting the hinge open, this will reveal the lovely salmon-pink coloured dial that has Roman numerals for 12, 3, 6 and 9 and red stone indicators for the other numbers and is signed "Kingston". Kingston watches were a Swiss made movement coming from the watch making firm Record Watch Company. Due to patent restriction in North America, the company was not able to sell watches under their name of Record Watch Company, hence the name Kingston. And inside is a 17 jewel manual wind movement of theirs which has been recently completely serviced runs perfect and comes with our twelve month warranty. Day or evening, formal or informal, this is one truly special watch that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES7935 Maker: Kingston (Record Watch Co) Circa: 1950 $Sold.
Perfect for any house or office, this antique repeater carriage clock by Couaillet and retailed by James Crichton & Co Edinburgh dates from the 1890's and will always be admired no matter which room it is in. A repeater carriage clock is one that strikes the hour when you wish by pressing the button on the top. And not only will it chime on command, but it will also strike the hours and half hour as well resulting in a lovely soft "ping" that will be heard and loved. The white enamel dial is all original and displays traditional Roman numerals and is signed "James Crichton & Co Edinburgh. Made in France". This British watch and clock making company started in the late 1800's and would have imported this clock from France and put their name on the dial. The movement was made by the esteemed company Couaillet which started in the 1890's and produced very high end carriage clocks such as this one here. This carriage clock has been extensively restored and is in amazing condition and comes with our twelve month warranty. Measuring 17cm with the handle up or 13.5cm to the top of the clock by 9.5cm wide and 8cm deep, this is perfect for any room in the house or office and is destined to always be admired and commented on. Stock# W1185 Maker: Couaillet Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Watches and jewellery of the 1950's has become so popular in recent years thanks in part to the fabulous bold designs that were often found, and can be seen here in this amazing 18ct rose gold diamond Retro era watch from the 1950's. Made in 18ct rose gold, this is a bracelet as much as a watch as there is not only six European cut diamonds set on the case, but an additional five European cut diamonds on the hinge. These diamonds all come together to total 0.98 carats and sparkle magnificently. The way this front cover opens to reveal the dial makes this such a talking point and conversation starter. With an incredibly sculptured case, it is fitted onto a tubogas link band which is arguably one of the hardest and most difficult links to make let alone find on a watch. With an incredibly tactile feel to it that wraps beautifully around the wrist, from end to end the watch measures 18cm in length. Inside is a 17 jewelled manual wind movement that has just been recently serviced and comes complete with our twelve month warranty. This is a fabulous diamond watch from the Retro period, and one that will always be admired. Stock# ES7933 Maker: Gramat Bros Circa: 1950 $Sold
So stylish and elegant, this vintage 1962 stainless steel manual wind Longines watch has the look that has lasted the test of time and looks as good on the wrist today as when it was designed and made well over fifty years ago. This lovely clean Longines has a simple yet elegant dial that is so easy to read and displays the sub-seconds at the bottom. With sleek hour and minute hands that compliment the equally sleek hour index markers, worn in a boardroom meeting or evening dinner, this is the watch to wear. Measuring 34mm across plus the Longines crown, inside is the reliable and brilliant Longines calibre 30L that has been serviced, runs perfect and comes with our twelve month warranty. Simple, elegant and refined are perfect words to sum up this lovely vintage Longines watch. Stock# W1356 Maker: Longines Circa: 1962 $Sold.
Here is such a great looking vintage IWC automatic watch dating from 1972 that has such a classic design that makes it look as stylish today as when it was made. The dial has the transitional dial from the iconic â€śInternational Watch Company Schaffhausenâ€ť written in its Italic style font combined with the upper case â€śIWCâ€ť and has the date window and centre sweep seconds. With a very clean and easy to read dial combined with a watch case that measures 36mm across plus the IWC crown, this watch sits so well and looks great on the wrist. Thanks to its wider and more solid lugs, this gives the watch a larger appearance on the wrist. Inside is the superb IWC automatic 8543B movement. This highly regarded movement was design by Albert Pellaton who was the technical director at IWC, and this automatic movement has an ingenious system that included the ability for the automatic rotor to wind the watch regardless of which direction the rotor was turning. Fitted with a micro-regulator to guarantee accuracy and this among various other features make this one of the most accurate and well regarded watch movements in any watch back then and even today more than 40 years later. This movement is so highly regarded as one of the best ever made, it has become sought after by collectors the world over. This vintage IWC is one that looks so good on the wrist and will always be admired for its elegant and classic style that will always fit in no matter where it is worn. Stock# W1349 Maker: IWC - International Watch Company Schaffhausen Circa: 1972 $Sold.
Here is an extremely rare antique piquĂ© purse with a pocket watch that is truly a one of a kind piece that is like no other. PiquĂ© is when a material most often tortoiseshell was inlayed with either silver or gold or a combination of the two resulting in pieces of jewellery and objects of beauty that is like no other. Often found in such pieces such as earrings or brooches, finding it in something like a purse is so exceptionally rare. And then combine this with a watch and you have something which is even more hard to ever find another. The quality of craftsmanship in the case is just exquisite and of the finest quality. In superb condition it measures 80mm across by 24.1mm by 50.7mm thick, and has the most lovely tactile feel to it. With the catch on the side easy to open it then reveals its original velvet lined purse inside which also accesses the back of the watch movement to both wind and set it from here. The movement has been serviced and comes with our twelve month warranty and the dial itself measures a dainty 19.3mm in diameter. No matter how this is displayed or used, this is truly something that once sold, will be exceedingly hard to ever replace. Stock # ES7316 Circa: 1870 $Sold
There is something so special about watches from another era, and this can so easily be seen here in this very beautiful vintage 14ct rose gold diamond Omega watch reference 3948 that was made in 1954. Made in 14ct rose gold, the colour of the rose gold has that lovely warm tone to it that looks so beautiful on the skin will always be loved and admired. Easily able to adjust the length of the cordette band, the watch case has a lovely design at both the top and bottom of the watch. Set with 46 diamonds on the case with ten more at each end, the case measures 28.3mm by 15.9mm plus the crown. Inside is the fabulous manual wind 17 jewelled Omega calibre 244 that runs perfectly and comes with our twelve month warranty. With a dial that is still so easy to read day or night, this is such an elegant watch that will always be admired. Stock# W1315cc Maker: Omega Circa: 1954 $Sold
Patek Philippe are arguably up there as one of if not the best of the best watchmakers in the world, and here is such an elegant and stylish 18ct vintage Patek Philippe watch reference 2460 from the 1950's. With such an elegant dial with the centre sweep seconds and arrow shaped index markers, all of this gives this vintage Patek Philippe all the look and style that is just one of the many reasons why there is no watch company quite like Patek Philippe. Being mid-size, the solid 18ct yellow gold case measuresÂ 31mm across plus the crown by 38mm from end to end and has the most beautiful and subtle tear drop lugs. This Patek Philippe will easily suit a man or a woman and always look so elegant no matter where or when it is worn. And then inside shows just why Patek Phillipe are so highly regarded. The spectacular 18 jewelled manual wind Patek Philippe calibre 27SC is a masterpiece to admire and appreciate in all its glory. Just back from a full service, it keeps perfect time and comes with our twelve month warranty There is nothing quite like a vintage Patek Philippe on your wrist, and it will be hard to go past this one. Maker: Patek Phillipe reference 2460 Circa: 1950 $Sold.
The Cartier Tank was first introduced in 1917, and since then has become such an iconic watch, and here is a ladies 18ct gold diamond set Cartier Tank Francaise watch reference 2385 that is just stunning. With the elegant rectangle case measuring 24.7mm by 20.6mm plus the diamond crown, the Cartier Tank would have to be one of the sleekest watches around that continues to look as good during the day as it does in the night. With the diamonds on each side adding an elegant amount of sparkle, the diamonds highlight the elegant and traditional Roman numerals. With a dial that is so easy to read, the watch is fitted on a Cartier band that is complete with the 18ct gold Cartier deployant clasp. Easily adjustable to any length, this really is a watch that can be worn anytime of the day or night and suit any occasion. Inside is the highly accurate Cartier quartz movement that comes with our twelve month warranty. The design of the Cartier Tank has lasted over 100 years and with this diamond set model, it is so easy to see why. Stock# W1314cc Maker: Cartier Model: Cartier Tank Francaise watch reference 2385 Circa: 2000 $Sold
Audemars Piguet are one of the finest watchmaking companies in the world, and here is a very stylish 18ct gold manual wind Audemars Piguet "Edward Piguet" wrist watch. Having made a name for themselves for not only producing very stylish watches, but also superb movements, Audemars Piguet are one of the few watchmaking companies in the world that are still family owned. This one is the Edward Piguet model, named in honour of Edward Auguste Piguet one of the founders of Audemars Piguet and is arguably one of the most stylish watches ever made. With those beautiful lugs at each end, and the pristine white dial with numerals, it also has the seconds counter at the bottom in a square border to compliment the shape of the case. Measuring 27.3mm across plus the crown by 36.8mm from lug to lug, this is a unisex sized watch that will always look so elegant day or night. Inside is the magnificent Audemars Piguet manual wind calibre 2085 that has just come back from a complete service and overhaul and comes with our twelve month warranty. So elegant and refined, this would have to be one of the most stylish Audemars Piqguet watches around, and one that will continually be admired. Stock# W1290 Maker: Audemars Piguet Circa: 1990 $Sold.
Many vintage IWC watches have that simple, understated, and elegant look to them as can be seen here in the very handsome 1957 18ct gold manual wind vintage IWC watch. Perfectly suited to be worn in a boardroom, dinner or special social occasion, this watch has all the charm and character that you would expect from this prestigious watch making company. With a fully restored dial that is easy to read with the numerals and the elegant sweep of the seconds hand, the dial has that iconic â€śInternational Watch Company Schaffhausenâ€ť if its distinctive font. The 18ct gold watch case measures 36mm across plus the crown and looks so smart on the leather band and peeking out from under a cuff, it will no doubt be commented on for its elegance and sophistication. Inside is the highly regarded manual wind IWC calibre 89 that has just come back from a full service, runs beautifully and comes with our twelve month warranty. There is nothing like a vintage watch, and nothing like a vintage IWC. Stock# W543 Maker: IWC â€“ International Watch Company Circa: 1957 $Sold.
Here is the iconic stainless steel 1970 IWC Yacht Club with original band, that looks as good today as when it was made nearly 50 years ago. The IWC Yacht Club was launched in the late 1960's and became an instant success thanks to its large tonneau shaped case and its superb movement inside. The movement is the highly regarded IWC calibre 8541B which is considered one of the best movements ever produced not only by IWC but any watchmaking company in the world. This IWCÂ movement was designed by Albert Pellaton who was the technical director of IWC, and this automatic movement has an ingenious system that included the ability for the automatic rotor to wind the watch regardless of which direction the rotor was turning. Fitted with a micro-regulator to guarantee accuracy and this among various other features make this one of the most accurate and well regarded watch movements in any watch back then and even today more than 40 years later. The dial is so stylish and easy to read with the iconic â€śInternational Watch Company Schaffhausenâ€ť written in its Italic style font combined with the upper case â€śIWCâ€ť and with the centre sweep seconds and date window the stainless steel case measures 36mm across plus the crown by 42.7mm from end to end. Fitted with its original IWC stainless steel band that can be adjusted to fit any size wrist, this IWC Yacht Club has all the characteristics and charm of a classic vintage watch. Stock# W1252 Maker: IWC - International Watch Company Schaffhausen Model: IWC Yacht club Circa: 1970 $Sold.