Offered here is quite an unusual 18K gold hinged cable cuff watch made by Delaneau circa 1980.
It is DeLaneau case reference E 110.
This watch was totally hand made in very limited examples. The ribbed or cable design elements were carved in wax
and thereafter cast. The back cover together with the inside frame were hand constructed from sheet gold.
The case back is held in place by 5 gold screws. The 17 jewels ETA manual wind movement is original to this watch.
The diamonds are expertly pave set in an 18K white gold plate. Their total weight is approx. 1.60 carats.
The inside cuff measurements are 2.2 inches wide by 1.6 inch. If you are interested in buying this watch, please have your wrist measured with calipers to make sure it will fit. The tear drop shaped case of this watch measures 21.7 mm by 42 mm.
From 9 to 3, left to right, this watch measures 2.6 inches.
The watch is quite heavy weighing 66.3 grams. This is over $1900 of gold value alone.
The clasp snaps securely and there is also a figure 8 sefety clip. The safety thin chain was installed post factory issue.
I do not like the look of it and can remove it prior to shipping if you agree.
If you search the internet you will not find more than a few of these watches being sold. One sold at Sotheby’s auction this December 2018 for $10,000. If you ask me I will send you a link to the auction.
Below is a text I found on the Internet about the Delaneau company:
“DeLaneau, also known as “the jeweler of watches”, was established in Biel, Switzerland, by Rolf and Yolanda Tschudin. When the company was founded in 1949, their desire was to design and create extraordinary jewelry watches for women. In the seventies, they experimented with unconventional designs, colors and use of jewels, which resulted in exceptional jewelry watches, such as the present lot.”