Vintage Swiss Diamond Wrist Watch

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Vintage Swiss Diamond Wrist Watch

This vintage Swiss diamond wrist watch is manufactured by Mathey Tissot, crafted in lavish platinum and significantly enveloped in 13cts of marquise and baguette diamonds. This vintage 1950's ladies' diamond wristwatch weighs 54.6g and measures 6.25 inches long, 22mm wide and 12mm deep. Epitomizing the highly ornate and extravagant evening watches in vogue during the 1950's, predominantly made in platinum and ornamented with diamonds, this conspicuous and classically elegant ladies' wristwatch is veiled by a botanically inspired diamond cover. The eye-catching botanical spray is composed of prong-set marquise diamonds depicting alluring 'leaves', and opens conveniently by means of a well constructed friction mechanism. A pair of sensually scrolled tapered baguette diamond profiles mounted on the diamond bracelet enhances the aesthetic beauty of this captivating vintage ladies wristwatch, creating a stylized pear-shaped silhouette. The absorbing bracelet comprises channel-set ..More

This vintage Swiss diamond wrist watch is manufactured by Mathey Tissot, crafted in lavish platinum and significantly enveloped in 13cts of marquise and baguette diamonds. This vintage 1950's ladies' diamond wristwatch weighs 54.6g and measures 6.25 inches long, 22mm wide and 12mm deep. Epitomizing the highly ornate and extravagant evening watches in vogue during the 1950's, predominantly made in platinum and ornamented with diamonds, this conspicuous and classically elegant ladies' wristwatch is veiled by a botanically inspired diamond cover. The eye-catching botanical spray is composed of prong-set marquise diamonds depicting alluring 'leaves', and opens conveniently by means of a well constructed friction mechanism. A pair of sensually scrolled tapered baguette diamond profiles mounted on the diamond bracelet enhances the aesthetic beauty of this captivating vintage ladies wristwatch, creating a stylized pear-shaped silhouette. The absorbing bracelet comprises channel-set baguette diamonds enhanced by duos of sparkling marquise diamonds and secures with a well-concealed tongue and groove clasp, additionally secured with a 2 inch platinum safety-chain. This exquisite Mathey Tissot ladies' diamond watch is cumulatively swathed in 9.00cts of baguette and tapered baguette diamonds graded H color and VS clarity range and 4.00cts of marquise diamonds including a 0.50ct marquise diamond graded H color and VS1 clarity accompanied by an addiitonal 3.50cts of marquise diamonds graded H color and VS range clarity. The orbicular matted silver metallic dial of this intriguing vintage diamond watch features applied baton numerals and hands, and is stamped with the horologist's name 'Mathey Tissot' in decorative Italic letters and 'SWISS' in capital letters. This enticing ladies' Swiss watch features a 17-jewel 'unadjusted' mechanical movement, stamped with the horologist's name, the number of jewels and 'unadjusted'. It does not, however, indicate a reference or a serial number. This aesthetically outstanding Mathey Tissot ladies' diamond wristwatch is is an exquisite arm adornment appropriate for day and evening wear and is in perfect working condition.

Near the center of the Swiss Jura Mountains, at an altitude of 3,000 feet, lies the village of Les Ponts-de-Martel, nestled in one of Switzerland's most beautiful valleys. Here, in the year 1886 the Mathey-Tissot watch company was founded. Mathey Tissot initially specialized in repeater watches, timepieces that chime the hour and the half-hour and soon afterwards, undertook the production of chronographs crafted with such ingenuity and precision that they were immediately successful and the Company was awarded numerous prizes for superlative quality throughout Europe. In 1900, the Boer War between England and South Africa erupted, and the demand for Mathey Tissot's fine watches became so great that a new factory was built. Amongst the orders received was one from a jeweler in Scotland who had been commissioned by a local nobleman to supply a gold repeater watch to each officer in his son's regiment, and a sterling silver model for each enlisted man. Small though it may appear today, that order of 2,500 watches was enormous by prevailing standards. In addition to its regular production of fine watches for jewelers throughout the world, Mathey-Tissot before and during World War II produced thousands of timepieces for the United States armed forces and the British Navy.

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Diamonds
Cut:Marquise
Carat Weight: 4.00cts (incl 1x .0.50ct)
Color: H
Clarity: VS Range
Other Stones
Diamonds  9.00cts
Cut: Baguettes & Tapered Baguettes
Color: H
Clarity: VS Range
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Item Details
Measurements: 6.25in(L) x 22mm(W) x 12mm(D)
Weight:54.6g
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