The owner of the "Lacemaker" sent some photos and comments

At its May 13, 2012 Geneva auction Antiquiorum featured as lot 97 a beautiful pocet watch from 1951 with a painting on the back by famed Geneva enamel artist Charles Poluzzi (1899-1978) who had worked not only for Vacheron Constantin but also Omega, Rolex and Patek Philippe.

The case back features a miniature enamel painting of a lacemaker inspired by "La Nourrice" (loosely translates as the nanny), by Frans Hals which is exhibited in the Berlin- Dahlem museum. 

This stunning piece with a conservative estimate of CHF10 000- 20 000 sold for a stunning CHF 206.000 which to the best of my knowledge is the highest price paid for a Poluzzi!

Luckyliy the piece went to a Lounger who even though requested anonimity kindly accepted to share some photos and impressions
 

-          Why you decided to buy this watch?
 

Love at first sight and as you know I have developed a tremendous weakness for watches with miniature enamel. They have evolved into a dominant theme in my small but art-focused collection. Poluzzi is a recognized master in the Genevan school of enamelling and I just know I'll regret it if I let this one go! The Lacemaker's incredible depth of tranlucent colors and ethereal finesse of the details leave a nauanced yet lasting impression long after I put it away.
 
-          Will actually use it?
 
I doubt I will ever carry it around to tell time. It will be cherished more as a work of art, much like a great painting on the wall.

The owner of the "Lacemaker" sent some photos and comments

The owner of the "Lacemaker" sent some photos and comments

The owner of the "Lacemaker" sent some photos and comments

The owner of the "Lacemaker" sent some photos and comments

The owner of the "Lacemaker" sent some photos and comments

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