|Height||Diameter 37 mm|
Henry Capt, Geneva
The highly attractive scrolling case is of a vibrant emerald green on 18 carat gold and is set with sprays of old cut diamonds. The back is sprung to reveal the gold cuvette which is signed, Henry Capt a Geneve and this hinges open to expose the gilt, jewelled, ‘Lepine Calibre’ movement. The white enamel dial is marked with black Roman numerals, an outer minutes chapter, blued steel hands and is signed, HENRY CAPT A GENEVE: The bezel is similarly enamelled and set with gold floral inlay. The case is of a particularly heavy gauge of gold.
This profusely decorated watch belongs to a select genre of watchmaking particular to Switzerland during the mid 19th century. Besides the many individuals required to make the watch movement, this piece also utilized the skills of a goldsmith, case maker, case springer, enameller, diamond cutter, engraver and a stone setter. The final result is so much more than a simple timepiece, it is a breathtaking jewel that enchants the senses and is a worthy tribute to all the craftsmen who created it.
|Clock maker:||Henry Capt Geneva|
|Height:||Diameter 37 mm|