Up for sale is a Exceptional Vintage IWC 18k White Gold (Ref. 148) Decorative Diamond Set Four String Pearl Bracelet Watch, c. 1970. With 24 baguette, and approximately 65 round cut diamonds, totaling approximately 6 carats, this unusual vintage timepiece is an eye catching stunner. Signed 18k white gold case no. 2017843 measures 30×37.5mm altogether and features a diamond bezel, an elaborate diamond set open work ‘cut out’ frame, and decorative diamond set lugs. Signed silvered sunburst dial features black applied baton hands and indexes, with an Omani Khanjar emblem at the 6 o’clock position in red. A concealed 18k white gold jewelry clasp at 6 o’clock fastens the four string pearl bracelet, which is interspersed with diamonds, and which measures approx. 7 inches or 177mm end to end. Signed mechanical jeweled lever movement no. 2048505. Watch is in excellent vintage condition. Overall watch weight is g. Inventory # 21958
Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said is known for having given timepieces as gifts and as gestures of gratitude for outstanding service to loyal servants, members of administration, and citizens. Personalized dials are especially sought after & collectable symbols of merit, as shown on the dial of this watch, which bears the national emblem of Oman in red enamel.