This is a sparkling Baume & Mercier Swiss watch from the 1950s. It has a gold face, with bezel surrounded by about 2 carats of brilliant fully cut diamonds; 18k solid textured gold bracelet. The diamonds are close mounted similar to pave, but larger for a more intense glitter. Quality of diamonds are excellent. Gold texture also reflects warmer light. Excellent workmanship.
Full Baume & Mercier hall marks on watch & bracelet: watch - 171, 18k .750, sovereign head, & #5088; bracelet 750 & "Swiss made".
Watch 1.3" x 1.2"; bracelet 7.5" long. Fine condition, no damage, recently cleaned and in working order. No monograms. (Note: Second picture was taken in sunlight, so it has a warmer color.) Baume & Mercier is one of the old top level Swiss luxury watch makers, although they are less well known than Cartier or Tiffany. This type of diamond decoration is one of their specialties.
A fabulous solid gold and diamond watch by a legendary company. For the special gift.