Antique jewelry object group: ladies wrist watch
Condition: good condition
Country of origin: France
Style: Vintage Retro - The style now called "Retro Art" is a genre which was developed in the 1940s and 1950s in response to a need for bold, eye-catching graphics and shapes that were easy to reproduce.
Style specifics: Retro Style is a recent designation for the period in the forties when large scale, stylized geometric forms, drapes, bows or ribbons were all the rage. Pink Gold, set with colored stones, sometimes in floral forms was common.
Period: ca. 1940
Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 18K pink gold and the white parts are platinum.
Extra information: Van Cleef & Arpels - Their first jewelry store was created in 1906 by Charles, Julien and Louis Arpels, in partnership with their brother-in-law Alfred Van Cleef. They soon reached international recognition and in 1942, they had the possibility to open a new store in New York on the famous Fifth Avenue.
Diamond(s): 51 old European cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 4.58ct.
20 single brilliant cut diamonds (also called 8/8) with an estimated weight of ± 0.60ct.
Total diamond count: 71 pcs.
Total diamond weight: approx. 5.18 crt. with an average colour and clarity: F/J, vs/si.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. Also we have all diamonds screened by the IJGC - lab (www.ijgc-worldwide.com) for whether they are natural or synthetic, and all diamonds in this jewel are 100% guaranteed to be natural!
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels
Signature: at the back of the watch case, a bit worn out but still readable
Engraving: Van Cleef Et Arpels
Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head (that was in use in France from about 1838) and the French control mark for platinum representing a dog's head (that was in use in France from about 1912).
Dimensions: total length 16,30 cm (6,42 inch)
Weight: 54,80 gram (35,24 dwt)
Reference Nº: 19201-0010
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry