Lady's diamond cocktail watch, circa 1930
The rectangular silver dial with Arabic numerals, the bezel set with single-cut, baguette, hexagonal and bullet-shaped diamonds, to a black cord, the clasp applied with black enamel and rose-cut diamonds, length approximately 160mm, manual movement, numbered 7728, French assay marks and maker's mark.
Inner case with French assay mark for platinum and maker's mark EK with pincers, for Encausse & Krasker, 30 rue Coquillière, 75001 Paris. Numbered 7728. Clasp with French assay mark for 18 carat gold, additionally with indistinct maker's mark, possibly for Verger Frères. Chip to black enamel on clasp. Cord in good condition. Clasp secure, with safety chain. Gross weight approximately 16.3 grams. Overall condition good.
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Manual movement working at the time of cataloguing.
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