Gold, enamel & diamond, book form Watch no. 11185
Case: Yellow gold, set with diamonds, opening & extending to reveal three photographs, hinged cuvette signed "IMAS Exposition 1867, B. Haas Jne, Fsseur Brevete de SM l'Empereur, Paris, Geneve - Besancon".
Dial: White enamel, Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands.
Movement: Gilt, keywind, cylinder escapement
See also: Watches Unknown, 11411, 11308, 11855, 11323
1867 - Haas Neveux, Geneva
1867 - Exposition Universelle, Paris
2016 - Lacy Scott & Knight auction 12 Mar 2016 "A jewelled gold and enamel watch and picture locket pendant, B Haas JNE Geneva-Besancon Exposition 1867, FSSEUR Brevete, further monogrammed and engraved Paris, numbered 11185, contemporary French import marks, the whole of book form, the covers engraved with fine scrolling and enamelled in dark blue with strapwork, the front cover centre set white enamel dial with Roman numerals within rose diamond trefoil clusters, the interior with concertina for six photographs, hinge enamelled clasp, h.3cm, with pendant gold key and original fitted leather case with inscribed silk interior Condition Report / Extra Information Damage to top left, otherwise case generally good. Glass with some scuffs. Three small areas of enamel loss to back cover. Hinge clasp incomplete. Concertina photo pull-out good. Inner back cover hinge missing one pin but still OK. Movement sticking and not running. Leather case tired. "