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J.W. Benson, London
A FINE GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTING CASED WATCH WTH MULTIPLE TIME ZONES MADE FOR THE INDIAN MARKET 1869, NO. 30515
Estimate
10,00015,000
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107
J.W. Benson, London
A FINE GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTING CASED WATCH WTH MULTIPLE TIME ZONES MADE FOR THE INDIAN MARKET 1869, NO. 30515
Estimate
10,00015,000
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J.W. Benson, London
A FINE GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTING CASED WATCH WTH MULTIPLE TIME ZONES MADE FOR THE INDIAN MARKET 1869, NO. 30515
Movement: gilded three-quarter plate movement, lever escapement, bi-metallic compensation balance, decoratively engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, signed and numbered J. W. Benson Watch & Clock Maker to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, 25 Old Bond Street, London, 30515
Dial: silvered dial, satin finished chapter ring with Roman numerals, outer minute ring, dial centre decoratively engraved with foliate scrolls, four sunken subsidiary dials each with gilded boss to their centre and displaying time in London, Mecca, Constantinople and New York, blued steel hands, signed J. W. Benson, London
 Case: 18ct gold, the cover with polychrome enamel painted cartouche depicting a bouquet of flowers against a light blue opaque enamel background, gold scalloped border, outer enamel ring composed of translucent green and opaque white enamel stylised flowers against a translucent guilloché red enamel ground, case back with similarly decorated enamel border and centred with an enamel monogram, all against a translucent red enamel ground over engine-turning, gold bezels and band with stylised flower heads, case back hallmarked London 1869, plain polished cuvette with central aperture to simultaneously adjust all time zones via a single setting square, aperture for winding, case front, back and cuvette with case maker's mark AS for Alfred Stram and each numbered 30515
diameter 50mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, November , 2002, lot 159

Catalogue Note

At the time of the sale of this watch at Antiquorum in 2002, it was said to have been made for the Indian market and had the initials of the Nizam of Hydrabad,  

The Sixth Nizam of Hydrabad was Asaf Jah VI, born Mir Mahbub Ali Khan in 1866. He became Nizam in 1869 at age three and served as Nizam until 1911. 

The present lot was likely a gift at the time of he became the Nizam.

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