I am head over heels for this one, I’ll tell you that right now.
This is a Belle Epoque platinum, guilloche pink enamel, seed pearl, and diamond pendant-watch necklace, circa 1910. Could it possibly be prettier? I think not.
When I look at it, I think “yep, that’s what my pendant-watches would look like if I were an Edwardian pendant-watch designer.”
The necklace is composed of elongated cylindrical links applied with guilloche pink enamel, tipped and joined by seed pearls, alternating with seed pearl circular links. The necklace suspends a circular pendant-watch decorated with pink guilloche enamel and accented by a circle of white enamel dots. The pendant watch is surmounted by a platinum diamond-set floret and encircled by a pierced garland motif set with rose-cut diamonds. The watch’s dial is also bordered by pink guilloche enamel. It’s just shy of 24 inches.
This pendant-watch necklace was listed in Doyle New York’s October 2012 Important Estate Jewelry sale. All images and info are thanks to Doyle New York.