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A RARE SILVER YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL 8-DAY TRAVEL TIMEPIECE WITH IVORY PLAQUE OF ST CHRISTOPHER NO 1670 CIRCA 1920
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A RARE SILVER YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL 8-DAY TRAVEL TIMEPIECE WITH IVORY PLAQUE OF ST CHRISTOPHER NO 1670 CIRCA 1920
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A RARE SILVER YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL 8-DAY TRAVEL TIMEPIECE WITH IVORY PLAQUE OF ST CHRISTOPHER NO 1670 CIRCA 1920
• manual winding 8-day lever movement • purple guilloché enamel dial, painted Roman numerals on white enamel chapter ring with outer gilt minute track, Louis XVI-style trellis hands • parcel gilt silver case, bezel with engraved foliage decoration, ivory plaque to the centre depicting St Christopher holding the infant Christ, signed PB to the bottom right, in a plain leather drum case and contained within a gilt tooled green leather travelling case with separate motoring mount
diameter 120 mm
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Catalogue Note

This unusual timepiece is decorated to its centre with a finely carved ivory plaque of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travellers. Hence one could easily deduct that it was originally intended to be hung at the back of a luxury car or a yacht for example. The ingenious mount system allows one to easily move the timepiece to a new location or to put it away in its presentation case.

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