Van Cleef & Arpels
An extremely rare and fine, 18K yellow gold quartz wristwatch with cream colour dial bearing the UAE logo, date, double steel and gold Van Cleef folding clasp and fitted presentation box.
Fitted with a quartz movement, based Eta.
Dial, case and movement signed
Diam. 33.50 mm. Thickness 6.14 mm.
Made upon special request for Cheikh Rachid ben Saïd Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai from 1958 to 1990, this example was probably part of a small order of timepieces, often offered as gifts by the Emir. The dial is featuring the "Quraysh Hawk", symbol of the United Arab Emirates.