VACHERON CONSTANTIN UNIQUE LADY'S
"PIETRA DURA DIAL" 18K GOLD AND PLATINUM
Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 179008, Pietra Dura and Ferdinand Verger, Paris.
Made in 1894.
Extremely fine, unique and elegant, early, 18K gold, platinum Pietra Dura "incrustation"
lapis lazuli, bloodstone, white chalcedony dial, rose-cut diamond and ruby-set lady's
wristwatch with silk strap and 18K gold clasp. Accompanied by a pouch and a letter from
Vacheron & Constantin confirming the authenticity of the movement.
Three-body, polished back, the bezel and crown set with rose-cut diamonds, the
band set with rubies, wire lugs.
Mosaic inlaid Pietra Dura decoration of bloodstone, white chalcedony and lapis lazuli
within gold framework, gothic Arabic chapters on white agate circular cartouches,
outer minute ring made of 60 pieces of lapis lazuli. Gold and rose-cut diamond-set
22 mm.(9 3/4'''), gilt brass bar caliber, 15 jewels, cylinder escapement, three-arm
gilt balance, blued-steel flat balance spring, index regulator.
Movement made by Vacheron Constantin and is numbered.