Real life pictures of the Le Temps et les Parques. A superlative watch if there was one!

On December 2014 Sotheb'y auctioned this unique pocket watch with minature enamel with an already high estimate of $120,000-$180,000 and selling for an impressive $233,000.

The good thinng is that the watch was snapped up by a Lounger who sent me some photos.

The enamelling was done by Jeanne Vauthey and inspired by 'Le Temps et les Parques' by the Flemish artist Pieter Thys (1644-1677).

The scene depicted in this watch, Le Temps et les Parques, is of the Three Fates, who spin, measure and cut a length of yarn in an allegory for destiny.

This watch was made circa 1930

Real life pictures of the Le Temps et les Parques. A superlative watch if there was one!

 

Real life pictures of the Le Temps et les Parques. A superlative watch if there was one!

Real life pictures of the Le Temps et les Parques. A superlative watch if there was one!

 

For an article on VC and dial arts

http://www.thehourlounge.com/en/vacheron-constantin-articles/dial-arts-a...

They don't get any finer!
02/06/2015 - 20:21

Wow heart

Another maserpiece ))
02/07/2015 - 15:12

from todays HK Antiquorum. Sold for 325000 HKD

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN MINUTE REPEATING WATCH ENAMEL VIRGIN & CHILD YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 190591, retailed by Joh. Hartmann, Berlin. Made circa 1900. Very fine and rare, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold and painted on enamel, keyless pocket watch with 24-hour dial.

http://mycatalog.antiquorum.com/catalog.html?action=load&lotid=79&auctionid=288

Another maserpiece ))

A beauty, and I missed the article on dial art!
02/07/2015 - 19:09

wonderufl article alex, answering late but so much beauties. I especially ove the smoker obviously, the little beggars seems wonderful too. And that square watch !

Thanks Alex