Presenting a fine example of Swiss horological artistry, this exquisite pocket watch and Albert chain, crafted circa 1900 by Raffard Geneva, encapsulate the epitome of timeless elegance. Encased in a slim 44mm diameter which is defined more as a dress watch  and a mere 15mm thickness, excellent as an opera watch, the watch boasts a pristine machined back.  

The silver pocket watch features a crystal-clear white enamel dial, adorned with classic black  numerals and elegant  Breguet hands, all meticulously preserved over the years. The Swiss-made  triple finger  bridge quality movement, enclosed with a dust cover, not only upholds its functionality but also displays a pristine, well-maintained interior.

The watch proudly bears the maker's name on the dial, a testament to its prestigious origins. The original top bow, with a secure screw fixing, adds a touch of authenticity to this refined timepiece. A watch key, essential for the meticulous winding process, accompanies this set.

Complementing the watch is an unusual bar link Albert chain in silver, featuring a distinctive T-bar and fastener, all marked with the hallmark from the same era. The 15-inch length of the chain harmonizes seamlessly with the watch, creating a visually stunning ensemble.

This lovely  timepiece and its accompanying chain are presented in a beautifully preserved antique watch box. The box, marked with the jeweler's name T.R. Russell of Liverpool, A MAKER TO THE QUEEN , adds an extra layer of regality to this exquisite set. The jeweler's name is not only imprinted on the outside of the box but also graces the interior, providing a delightful nod to the watch's esteemed provenance.

Intricately designed, impeccably preserved, and housed in a box with its own historical significance, this Swiss-made  circa 1900 pocket watch and Albert chain offer a glimpse into a bygone era of refinement and luxury.  this ensemble remains a timeless statement of sophistication.

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