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Lot 0575
SARCAR GENEVA: GOLD POCKET WATCH COMMEMORATIVE OF THE SHAH OF IRAN CIRCA 1970 with manual wind seventeen jewel movement signed Sarcar the gilt satin dial with the Imperial emblem and signed Sarcar applied baton indexes and baton hands the medallion form case with broad bezel decorated with burnished stars on a frosted ground milled edges Swiss 18 carat gold marks the reverse stamped with opposing profiles of the Shah and Empress flanking the crown above and a bust of the young Crown Prince Reza between them below with its black tassel black slip case and its fitted blue box gilt stamped with the Imperial emblem 3.1cm diameter A number of variants of these medallion form watches all with the same bezel but differing backs appear to have been produced as gifts from the Shah. For examples signed to dial and movement ‘Vacheron & Constantin’ see Sotheby’s Geneva 10 November 2015 lot 153 Sotheby’s New York 24 May 2018 lot 253 and Phillips Geneva 12 November 2016 lot 83. Also see two Sarcar examples sold in these rooms 6/7 June 2018 lot 708

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Estimate £1,200 - £1,800May 22