Charles Oudin, Palais Royale. A vulcanised rubber, gilt metal and enamel key wind half hunter pocket watchMovement No.5583, Circa 1850
Lot 30
Charles Oudin, Palais Royale. A vulcanised rubber, gilt metal and enamel key wind half hunter pocket watch
Movement No.5583, Circa 1850
£500 - 700
US$ 630 - 880

Lot Details
Charles Oudin, Palais Royale. A vulcanised rubber, gilt metal and enamel key wind half hunter pocket watch
Movement No.5583, Circa 1850
Gilt bar cylinder movement, white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals, composition/vulcanised rubber hinged case with applied gilt metal, blue and white enamel monogram, detachable front secured by two gilt metal chains, with applied gilt metal, blue and white enamel chapter to the front, dial and movement signed 43mm.

Footnotes

  • This particular watch is a very fine example of Oudin's most famous watch case. Normally they have un-mounted and plain cases but this example features gold and enamel mounts with Roman numerals.

    Vulcanised rubber is a thermoplastic compound which is cured or 'vulcanised' at 150 degrees centigrade. When the material has cooled it retains the form it has been moulded into. It has the appearance of wood or bakelite but whereas bakelite has a shiny finish this is matt. It was very popular in the jewellery trade until the mid 20th Century; watch cases were also made from the same material.
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