THE ART NOUVEAU BEETLE
Swiss. Made circa 1900.
Very fine and very rare, Art Nouveau yellow gold, enamel and
rose-cut diamond-set lady's keyless pendant watch in the form of a
beetle with concealed dial.
Four-body, spring-loaded wings, royal blue enamel set with rose-
cut diamonds, opening to reveal the dial, the neck black enameled
and set with diamonds, diamond-set head, cabochon ruby eyes,
hinged realistically cast and chased underside. Glazed cuvette.
White enamel, blue Arabic numerals and red 12, gilt dot outer
minute track. Gilt spade hands.
7''', gilt, bar calibre, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, three-arm
gilt balance, flat balance spring, index regulator.