empressissi™ is pleased to offer this impressive top class A. GOLAY LERESCHE demi hunter small pocket watch, finely decorated with enamel and stones. Golay & Fils was one of the most prestigious early Swiss pocket watches makers in mass production and their watches are highly sought after and collectible.
This watch is part of a large and mostly impressive pocket watch collection of an IAF pilot veteran that we are pleased to offer for sale in our website. An earlier portion of this collection was serviced by us in 2016 and auctioned at Christie's Geneve. We are now pleased to offer the substantial second part of this pocket watch collection for sale; these include repeaters, chronographs, Hunter-cases (Savonettes) and open faces antique pocket watches, most complex and interesting antique Swiss pocket watches, as well as American pocket watches of the finest standards.
The watch houses an early GOLAY 0 German silver caliber of the finest standards. It is a crown wind/pin set caliber, in overall excellent condition, running strong and keeping accurate time with sub seconds on 17 jewels. The movement is cased in a small, fully hallmarked and original 18K all solid gold case in demi hunter style with amazing hand made blue guilloche with gold inlaid details and what appears to be old mine cut diamonds on the back. It has an original strong bow, onion crown and all the hinges are functional and tight with a net gold weight of 24 grams.
The dial is a factory original enamel dial with gorgeous black/blue details and numerals in Roman style with an original set of hands.
This superb demi-hunter pocket watch measures 35mm side to side (excluding crown).
Stock item: AZ86