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Gay Freres 18K Gold Brick Bracelet, 1960s

CHF 2,250

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Very rare original vintage Swiss made Gay Freres (GF) 18K Yellow Gold Brick-style straight lugs watch bracelet, fits watches with 17mm lugs. Comes with its original Gay Freres box.

A bit of history: Gay Frères was founded in 1835 by Jean-Pierre Gay and Gaspard Tissot. In the beginning, the company produced jewelry and chains for pocket watches. From the 1940’s onward, Gay Frères supplied virtually all the major watch brands, including Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Zenith. The company drew particular acclaim with its congenial bracelets for Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Zenith’s El Primero classic watches. The major watchmakers treasured Gay Frères for the expertise in steel processing, among other things. In fact, by 1976, family-owned Gay Frères, run by the brothers Jacques-Hubert et Jean-Francois Gay, the bracelet maker was Geneva’s largest and most professionalized factory, with more than 500 specialists in their employ. 

Dimensions: 16.5mm (fits watches with 17mm lugs) x 148 mm (max). The weight is around 35 gr. Bracelet in a good 8/10 condition, shows minor wear and tear.

PLAIN FACTS

Brand Gay Freres
Model Brick-style 18k bracelet
Year 1960s
Case material 18K Yellow Gold
Bracelet size 16.5 mm lugs x 148 mm (max length)
Features GF, 35 g
Box/Papers original GF box

CONDITION REPORT

Very good 8/10 vintage condition, bracelet shows some minor wear and tear, see photos. Comes with original GF box.

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