United States and world gold coins that double as hosts for watch
movements are among the lots offered in Heritage Auctions' Oct. 27 Jewelry, Timepieces & Luxury
The pieces offered include watches fabricated using Coronet gold
double eagles, a French gold 100-franc coin, and a facsimile of a
Swiss 20-franc coin.
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A buyer’s fee of 25 percent will be added to the final closing
hammer price of each lot won.
100-franc gold watch
Audemars Piguet circa
1925 produced a gold watch fashioned from a French 1869-A
gold 100-franc coin bearing the obverse portrait of Napoleon III. The
coin is made of .900 fine gold, and inside is an 18-karat gold inner
case holding the watch movement.
1895-S double eagle watch
An 1895-S Coronet gold double eagle was used by
Corum to fabricate a wristwatch. The watch and movements are housed in
an 18-karat gold case within the 22-karat gold coin case. The watch
has a sapphire crystal covering its face.
1890 double eagle watch
Corum also produced a wristwatch using a Very Fine 1890 Coronet double eagle. It is housed in an
18-karat gold inner case within the 22-karat gold coin case. The watch
has a sapphire crystal.
Gold $20 coin watch and $10 fob
Piaget fabricated a gold coin pocket watch and fob using an 1879-S Coronet
double eagle for the watch and an 18-karat gold fob holding a 1926
Indian Head gold $10 eagle.
Swiss gold coin facsimile watch
A Swiss pocket watch with 18-karat gold case has a
back with the raised relief of Helvetia imitating the design of a
20-franc Swiss coin.