Fine Art & Antiques

Objects of Desire is delighted to offer for sale two items of formal dress wear.


Vacheron and Constantin Pocket Watch and Garrards Art Deco Cufflinks and Buttons Set


There are few items that a gentleman can wear to discreetly show his style but an ultra slim gold pocket watch and

cufflinks with matching dress shirt buttons are all that is needed to reflect this and the elegance of the occasion.


The pocket watch is by Vacheron and Constantin, the oldest watch makers in the world, established in 1755.  The ultra slim case is 18 carat yellow gold with an 18 jewel manual wind movement, the silvered dial with elegant poker hands and subsidiary seconds dial.  The pocket watch is displayed within its original burgundy leather presentation case.


Diameter: 48 mm


These ultra slim pocket watches are rarely seen on the open market but there is one that we have found – please click HERE to view.


Objects of Desire is pleased to offer our Vacheron & Constantin Pocket Watch at a competitive price of £5,500.


Vacheron and Constantin Ultra Slim 18 carat gold Pocket Watch


Vacheron and Constantin 18 ct Gold Ultra Slim Pocket Watch


Back O Vacheron and Constantin Ultra Slim Pocket Watch



Movement of Vacheron and Constantin Ultra Slim Pocket Watch


Interior of presentation case for Vacheron and Constantin Ultra Slim Pocket Watch


Base of presentation case for Vacheron and Constantin Pocket Watch



Presentation Case for Vacheron Constantin Pocket Watch


The perfect complement for a formal occasion to an ultra slim pocket watch is the English, Art Deco, 18 carat gold, diamond and mother of pearl cufflinks with four matching dress buttons and two studs.  All presented in their original red leather and gold tooled case with Garrards Co Ltd, Goldsmiths and Crown Jewellers to H.M. The Queen printed in gold on the inside of the white silk covered lid.


Art Deco Diamond and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks Buttons and Collar Studs Set by Garrards


Back view of Art Deco Diamond and Mother of Pearl Dress Set by Garrards


Silk Lining of presentation box for Art Deco Dress Set by Garrards


Presentation box for Art Deco Diamond and Mother of Pearl Dress Set by Garrards

The case is in perfect order.

N.B. The original shirt button fixing loops are not gold


Price: £2,250


Of course these items can be purchased separately but if they were to be sold as the perfect evening wear set then we would accept £7,000.

N.B. There are two similar sets for sale which we have found but neither are by the well renowned jewellers, Garrards Co Ltd., and are therefore not of equal quality.  These sets are priced between £2,164 and £2,213.49 so we believe that £2,250 is a very fair asking price for this superior set, retailed by the Goldsmiths and Crown Jewellers to H.M. The Queen.


Please contact Chrissy Jarman for more information




Chrissy Jarman Features Editor of The Vintage Magazine


Chrissy studied at Southampton University where she gained a degree in Fine Art Valuation and worked for 16 years at Gerald Marsh Antique Clocks in Winchester, now known as Carter Marsh.


Following her departure from Carter Marsh she has been instrumental in the launch of The Vintage Magazine and the design of its website.  As well as being a contributing author she is the Features Editor of the magazine with special responsibility for Arts and Culture.










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Objects of Desire and The Vintage Magazine are delighted to be working closely with Alastair Dickenson who is best-known for his appearances as the Silver expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.  Alastair has created a superb collection of forty five original silver objects associated with the sports of hunting, shooting, fishing and polo.

Over several decades of dealing in Antique Silver he has often had enquiries about silver relating to outdoor pursuits.  For this reason he has produced a book based on hunting, shooting and fishing but have included a small collection of items connected to other outdoor activities.  These include finely modelled animals and birds that would make ideal presents but every piece in this collection has been chosen for its rarity and quality

See a selection of these superb pieces below and please contact us at
or for a catalogue and price list to see the complete collection and arrange to view the pieces.

Alternatively please telephone  00 44 1962 771336

Pieces range from £275 to £18,500, and would make wonderful Christmas presents.

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