Jewellery, Watches, Antiquities and Objects of Vertu (16 March 2021)
Date of Auction: 16th March 2021
Sold for £110
Estimate: £80 - £100
FootnoteThe Swiss grouse fineness mark was used between 1882-1934.
Billodes was the forerunner to the Swiss watch brand Zenith, and was founded in 1865 by the 22 year old George Favre-Jacot in Le Locle. The Zenith brand name was not adopted as the sole company name until circa 1910.
K Serkisoff & Co was a Turkish wholesale importer established under the Ottoman Empire in Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) and from 1880 were the exclusive suppliers for the Turkish National Railways. Since that date, it has been a tradition to present a Serkisoff railway watch to employees retiring from the Turkish Railways, a tradition that has continued until just a few years ago.