Excellent and beautiful example of pocket watch Swiss Watch brand Corgémont, 875 sterling silver, made circa 1915. Personal Gift of Pilar Franco (brother of the then Head of State Francisco Franco Spanish) to the President of Argentina, Juan Domingo Peron, He sent in 1947, with personal dedication to Buenos Aires through the Ambassador of Spain in Argentina, José María de Areilza, Count of Motrico, commemorating the second anniversary of the liberation of the island Martin Garcia, where he was imprisoned before winning 1946 elections and be elected in his first term (of three) for the presidency of his country, which makes it a unique piece of collector.
Later in the social upheavals that led the military coup of September 16, 1955 in Argentina, which overthrew him, causing political disgrace and exile, the clock was handed to Valentin Buschiazzo, one of his many collaborators, who made record your initials on the back of the watch.
It is a beautiful and elegant Swiss watch made of silver 875, English model of the early twentieth century with carved sphere, box quadrant with double numbering in Roman I to XII and in Arabic from 13 to 24; needles in hours and minutes, not seconds. Print Brand: Corgémont watch. On the back, the clock is carved with floral and decorative motifs and the V and B. At initial opening the lid we found inside the machine running, the serial number of the watch: 570861 and 84-0875 stamp, corresponding to law silver and goldsmith workshop that was made. In the inside of the cover is engraved the following inscription: “To my friend Juan D. Peron, Pilar Franco, October 17, 1947”.
Measures. Diameter 48 mm, total length including ring, 65 mm. Weight 57.80 g.
Pilar Franco and Peron is not yet known when he made personally send this gift (they met in 1961), but it was one of the preliminaries which then led to the great friendship that professed each other during his exile in Spain.
The watch has been subjected to a meticulous process of cleaning and review of all machinery by one of the most important watchmaking workshops in Madrid, and is offered with full guarantee of operation and in very good condition, taking into account its age and for the vicissitudes that have happened.
Given the age of the clock, we can not guarantee (as is normal in these parts) an exact schedule operation.
If you wish to be the sixth owner and owner of this jewel and are not a resident of any European Union country, know that your shipment will depend on the time it takes to process the export documentation as it is a good affected by the Protection Law of Historical Heritage.
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