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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the enamel work is nothing short of breathtaking and the movement
06/05/2012 - 18:41
isn't too shabby either cheeky Thanks Alex and the owner for sharing!
+1 what a fine work on the enameling !
06/05/2012 - 23:38
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Re: The owner of the "Lacemaker" sent some photos and comments
06/05/2012 - 18:44
Thank-you very much to our anonymous member for sharing these pictures heart.  This is a very special watch but please don't let the cost and rarity keep it in the darkness of a cabinet.  Bring it into the light, at least for our reunion at SIHH 2013 enlightened.
Thank you for sharing this
06/05/2012 - 18:45
Thank you to both Alex and the owner of this magnificent watch.  It is really a treat to see some nice close-ups of both sides of the watch as well as the movement. It is a work of art and you are wise to treat it as such. Congratulations to our fellow Lounger. Best, Robert
this is what I love about the Lounge, you get too see watches you
06/05/2012 - 18:52
would never have dreamed of heart Congratulations to the happy Lounger and thanks for sharing
Awesome, it is a must have watch in any collection. Both the watch and
06/05/2012 - 19:01
the painting are beautiful
a stunning work of art
06/05/2012 - 19:14
It is certainly a beauty that I would love to hold in my hands and admire. The dial is also gourgeous. Beautiful, enjoy it fully. I would bring it out every morning with my mug of coffee to my favorite terrace recluse and enjoy its company before getting into higher speed.
the finess of the painting os breathtaking, just look at the
06/06/2012 - 16:17
pattern on the woman's head scarf!!!!