ANONYMOUS SWISS SCARAB BEETLE PENDANT WATCH
Anonymous Swiss. Made circa 1880.
Fine and rare, gold, enamel and diamond set keyless pendant
watch designed as a beetle.
Four-body, hinged underside realistically chased and engraved
with legs and underbody, wing covers entirely decorated in green
translucent enamel set with 32 round diamonds, the thorax set
with 6 round diamonds, eyes with 2 rubies, spring loaded wings
open from a button in the winding crown to reveal the dial.
White enamel with blue and red radial Arabic numerals.
Yellow gold spade hands.
Cal. 5''', frosted gilt bar caliber with going barrel, 10 jewels,
cylinder escapement with plain three-arm balance, flat balance
spring, index regulator.