Mauboussin GIA Certified 1950 Retro Machine Age Watch In 18Kt White Gold With 3.52 Cts Pailin Sapphires
A jeweled wrist watch designed by Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin.
Beautiful geometric piece created in Paris, France by the house of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin, back in the 1950. This retro wristwatch was carefully crafted in solid white gold of 18 karats and is composed by a double tubogas links bracelets, with a geometric case and a fold over slashed lock.
Mounted, with 14 calibrated squared sugarloaf cabochon cut (2.76 x 2.78 x 2.6 mm) of natural vivid blue sapphires, with a combined weight of 3.52 carats. The sapphires are very rare from the Pailin region in Cambodia, not heat treated and have great blue color saturation.
The watch movement, was made by the Audemars Piguet company in Switzerland, with a silvered tapered shaped dial with black hands.
Have a total weight of 51.4 Grams and a lenght of 6.25 inches (15.88 Cm), can be extended. The width of the band is 16 mm and the case measures are 17 mm by 30 mm.
Stamped, with French hallmarks; the maker's mark, the serial numbers and signed, "MT&H FROM FRANCE 671 79392-2363 AUDEMARS PIGUET".
Literature: The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin, Yvonne J. Markowitz, MFA publications 2014. Pp 62 illustrations 14 and 14 for very similar examples.
Provenance: Acquired in the 1950, at the Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin store in Lincoln Road, Miami Florida. A private collection from Miami, FL.
Note: The blue sapphires from the Pailin region in Cambodia are very rare, actually the mines are exhausted and the only way to found in the today's market is from old stocks or antique jewelry.
Collateral: This piece is accompanied by the Gia laboratory report number 1216990172 stating the sapphires are natural, not heated, with Cambodia (Pailin) origin,
Collateral: It is accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of this watch is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All the gemstones, are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. It has been recently serviced for cleaning and running accuracy.
INVENTORY REF: B0000AERE/1.235