*Gay Freres 1970 France 18 kt gold Zodiac ram bracelet cuff wristwatch with black obsidian
Magnificence Wristwatch cuff designed by Gay Freres for Bueche-Girod.
Terrific and flamboyant asymmetric piece made in France during the late mid-century and the early modernist periods, circa 1970. This zodiacal wristwatch cuff was designed at the atelier of the Parisian jeweler Gay Freres and crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats with highly textured surfaces. Conceived as a rigid cuff to be twisted, with two carved pieces of natural black onyx. One of them hold a ram's head and the other a watch.
Suited with a hinged pin and a slash for extra security. The ram's eyes are accented, with a pair of cabochons cuts of natural Colombian green emeralds (0.20 Cts)
The zodiac sign of the Ram is for Aries, between March 20 to April 19.
The movement is mechanic manual winding, with white oval dial, roman numerals and black hands.
Have a total weight of 124.4 Grams and fit a wrist up to 7 Inches (17.75 Cm).
The overall measures are 33.4 mm by 90 mm (1.32 x 3.54 Inches).
Stamped, with French hallmarks; the eagle's head for the assay and guaranty of the 18 kt gold, the maker's cartouche GF for Gay Freres and signed, "G. FRERES FRANCE BUECHE-GIROD OR .750 18KT Y6 7755 1 85586".
Gay Freres company was founded in the 1835 by Jean Pierre Gay and Gaspard Tissot. Historically always in Geneva, today is owned by the Rolex company and located in France. Has been one of the world's finest jewelers for over 170 years and they are know for their commitment to only hand-made jewelry and fashion forward designs with suburb quality and innovative fabrication. Their designs have been included in the collections of the finest retailers and collectors, world-wide.
Note: Very rare and we can only track another similar piece like this, but with out the watch component, just the Zodiac Ram head.
Note: The movement is in perfect running condition:
It is in perfect condition with great eye appeal. All parts original from the period.
INVENTORY REF: B0000ESNN/2.985