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Vacheron Constantin, Genève
A FINE GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER PRESENTATION WATCH WITH THE ARMS OF KING UMBERTO I OF ITALY, RETAILED BY MUSY, PADRE E FIGLI, TURIN 1897, NO. 306921
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Vacheron Constantin, Genève
A FINE GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER PRESENTATION WATCH WITH THE ARMS OF KING UMBERTO I OF ITALY, RETAILED BY MUSY, PADRE E FIGLI, TURIN 1897, NO. 306921
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Vacheron Constantin, Genève
A FINE GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER PRESENTATION WATCH WITH THE ARMS OF KING UMBERTO I OF ITALY, RETAILED BY MUSY, PADRE E FIGLI, TURIN 1897, NO. 306921
Movement: 18''' gilded, lever escapement, 15 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, signed Vacheron & Constantin, 306921   
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring and red Arabic 24-hours
Case: 18ct gold hinged, black, blue, red and diamond-set polychrome enamel Italian Royal crest on the reverse, cuvette signed by both Vacheron & Constantin and the retailers, Musy Padre e Figli, Torino
diameter 50mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, 14 October 1990, lot 42

Description

Accompanied by an Extract from the Vacheron Constantin Archives confirming date of manufacture in 1897.

Umberto I, or Umberto Rainerio Carlo Emanuele Giovanni Maria Ferdinando Eugenio di Savoia was born in 1844 and was assassinated in 1900 by an Italian-American anarchist names Gaetano Bresci. It was Umberto I whom approved the 'triple alliance' between Austria-Hungary, Germany and Italy.

Musy Padre e Figli, Torino are a long established firm of goldsmiths, jewellers and watchmakers and have been in business since 1707 and they are known to have supplied jewellery pieces to the Savoy family of Italy, the Italian Royal family. The shop today is listed as an important historic building in Turin.

Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Genève