Platinum & Diamonds Chronometer no. 3000
Case: s/n; 10209, Platinum with diamonds in the rim.
Dial: silvered dial marked with retailer Oscar Fresard, Lucerne, with diamond-set hands, radial roman numeral indices, outer white gold minute track, and feuille hands
Movement: s/n; 3000, caliber 17 ligne, 18 jewels, all adjustments. Obtained the Poincon de Geneve quality seals on July 13, 1928 and is from a batch of 3 (2999 - 3001).
1928 - Niton, Geneve
1928 - Oscar Fresard, Lucerne
2021 - Skinner,
Skinner, Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments.
Niton Platinum and Diamond Open-face Watch
Skinner's Description; Niton Platinum and Diamond Open-face Watch, retailed by Oscar Fresard, Lucerne, c. 1925, silvered dial marked with retailer, diamond-set hands, radial roman numeral indices, outer white gold minute track, and feuille hands, onyx-set crown, rhodium-plated Côtes de Genève decorated 18-jewel, stem-wind, stem-set movement, stamped twice with Seal of Geneva quality marks, dia. 43.5 mm, 50g.
Provenance: According to the consignor this timepiece belonged to Benjamin Percival Schulberg, a Hollywood movie producer in the 1930s-1940s. He was the father of Budd Schulberg, who wrote, among other works, On the Waterfront. Ben's initials "BPS" are on the back in diamonds.
currently winding and ticking at the time of cataloging, not setting, time accuracy not tested. Glass crystal broken, case back has applied diamond-set monogram.