Lot 17
  • 17

18 Karat Gold Pendant-Watch, Paul Flato

5,000 - 7,000 USD
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  • Paul Flato
  • gold, coin
The dial composed of a skeletonized 1866 Mexican peso, the caseback designed as the Aztec calendar stone surmounted by the Mexican Imperial Coat of Arms, gross weight approximately 29 dwts, the surmount signed Paul Flato, fitted with pendant hook and brooch fitting; suspended from a textured gold chain, gross weight approximately 18 dwts, length 28 inches, the chain signed Flato; 1980s.


In good condition, with some areas of tarnish to the gold. Gold chain may be removed and the watch may be worn with the brooch. Length of pendant approximately 2 3/8 inches. Manual movement, currently running, signed Alfa and inscribed 17 Jewels Swiss Made. Please note the surmount bears a brooch fitting. Please see the Important Notice Regarding the Condition of Watches on page 208 of the Printed catalogue.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

For a pendant-watch of similar design see Paul Flato: Jeweler to the Stars by Elizabeth Irvine Bray, page 197.