An Art Deco platinum watch set with a natural sapphire watch glass, adorned with calibre cut channel set rubies sapphires emeralds and onyx. The unusual platinum diamond and coloured stone watch was called the "Love Birds" watch and was executed by Krause of Vienna in 1911 as a custom order for Mr. Victor S. Pearlman. Mr. Pearlman, a noted Chicago Arts and Craft Movement metal designer, designed the watch for his wife. The love birds theme comes from the couple's nickname 'Love Birds' which was given to them by Chicago society. The watch was a gift to Mrs. Pearlman and was presented upon the birth of their only child Malkan Pearlman in 1911. According to information received from the family, the watch had stones removed and sold as needed during the depression to raise money. The two approximately 3ct. diamonds were sold in 1934 for $12,000. Mr. Malkan Pearlman was a cartoonist in Chicago and he died in 1999. The watch was purchased from Helen Pearlman, Malkan's wife.