Franklin Mint - Cutty Sark - Montre de poche Golden Age of Sail - Historical Maritime Society - Avec boussole - Lourd plaqué or 24 carats

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Franklin Mint - Cutty Sark - Montre de poche Golden Age of Sail - Historical Maritime Society - Avec boussole - Lourd plaqué or 24 carats
États-Unis - Seconde moitié du XXe siècle

The Historical Maritime Society presents: The Official Cutty Sark, Golden Age of Sail gold plated commemorative pocketwatch.
This beautiful pocket watch, in very good condition, marks a celebration of the history of the ship Cutty Sark and Sailing in general.
Produced by The Franklin Mint in the 80's, coming in its presentation box with drawings of the famous ship, the watch was 24 carat gold - electroplated and even comes with its own 37,5 long gold plated chain. The Watch diameter is 5cm.
This is your chance to own this beautiful piece that honors the great Cutty Sark, it has even been fitted with a new battery and keeps time perfectly. The front of the watch even has it's own compass, which completely fits in the nautical theme.
Short history about the Cutty Sark:

Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the River Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development, which halted as sailing ships gave way to steam propulsion.

The opening of the Suez Canal (also in 1869) meant that steamships now enjoyed a much shorter route to China, so Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years.[4] Improvements in steam technology meant that gradually steamships also came to dominate the longer sailing route to Australia, and the ship was sold to the Portuguese company Ferreira and Co. in 1895 and renamed Ferreira. She continued as a cargo ship until purchased in 1922 by retired sea captain Wilfred Dowman, who used her as a training ship operating from Falmouth, Cornwall. After his death, Cutty Sark was transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College, Greenhithe in 1938 where she became an auxiliary cadet training ship alongside HMS Worcester. By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a cadet ship and was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich, London, for public display.

Cutty Sark is listed by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet (the nautical equivalent of a Grade 1 Listed Building). She is one of only three remaining original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame) clipper ships from the nineteenth century in part or whole, the others being the City of Adelaide, which arrived in Port Adelaide, South Australia on 3 February 2014 for preservation, and the beached skeleton of Ambassador of 1869 near Punta Arenas, Chile.

Informations du lot
Objet
Cutty Sark - Montre de poche Golden Age of Sail
Matériau
Historical Maritime Society - Avec boussole - Lourd plaqué or 24 carats
Fabricant / Marque
Franklin Mint
Période estimée
Seconde moitié du XXe siècle
Pays d’origine
États-Unis
État
Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure
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