Lot 156
  • 156


30,000 - 50,000 CHF
52,500 CHF
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  • <P>Made especially for the Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia:&nbsp;a very rare and historically important 18k yellow gold, enamel, ruby and diamond chronometer watch with detent escapement, First Class Geneva Observatory Certifcate<BR>circa 1893</P>
• nickel lever movement with detent escapement, cylindrical balance spring, compensation balance, gold cuvette bearing technical details 'chronometre, echappement a detente spiral cylindrique, 21 rubies, reglage a la temperature, Bulletin de l'Observatoire de Genève' • white enamel dial with polychrome writing in Ethiopian symbolising the hour indication, subsidiary seconds • large half hunting case, the front cover with Ethiopian writing around the aperture to read the time, blue and white enamel pattern on the outer side of the case, the back cover representing the royal crown of Menelik II fully set with rubies and diamonds, also enhanced with blue and white enamel decoration • with original First Class Geneva Observatory Certifcate, presentation case and a white enamel replacement dial