Hortense de Beauharnais’s Diamond-gold encrusted Hunter Watch to Fetch $340,000

Featured above is an outstandingly fine, rare and historical 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set hunter case ‘petite souscription tact’ watch, made for Josephine Bonaparte, Empress of France, and given to Hortense de Beauharnais Signed Breguet, No. 611, made for Madame Bonaparte and sold to her in 1800.

Hunter Watch

The pocket watch will be put up for sale by Christie’s on 15 November in Geneva, according to the auction house, and is estimated to fetch $169,945-$340,000 (120,000 to 240,000 euros).

Hunter Watch

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