A Day

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Scene 1:

It was a bright cold day with glassy surfaces that looked hard.
Into the square frame he stood as if in a dream.

What emerged was precisely what he expected to find: a reflection of memory images. Contemplating his face in the photo frame he waited.

1960s lucite and chrome 3 image photo frame

By the steady hands of his watch, he listened to time. Every day for the past sixteen days he saw her. Silver lingered in the crease of
an open book.

Rolex burlwood dial, Jubilee bracelet Miniature
oar English university trophy, sterling silver.

So absorbed in his thoughts
he hardly saw the platinum catch-all, the key, or the revelation locked inside those lapis lazuli cufflinks tossed unmistakably in cold blue.

Hans Hanson catch-all. Mid-century, Danish sterling silver. Stirrup money clip, by Hermès. Padlock keyring, sterling silver " Tie bar-slide " Round lapis lazuli cufflinks" Square cufflinks, two tone rose and yellow gold, diamond."

Only by whirling on his heel could he hope to comprehend
the panorama.

Shoe horn, circa 1930. American sterling silver
Scene 2:

He remained.Trapped in that enormous room,
unmistakably familiar in feeling yet so peculiar.

Above the mantle was
displayed an Austrian hound
of impeccable integrity.

Hagenauer sculpture, 1930

His gaze fell on the letter opener. By accident she had learnt more about his life from the contents of that letter than anywhere.

Dunhill letter opener with lighter top, circa 1950

Cleopatra’s eye reflected
the sun. Through the hypnotism
of precious metals there
emerged a dark slender shadow.

Cleopatra’s eye magnifying glass. Mid-century, gold plated
Hermès weighted pen. Silver plated.

A lighter presented itself, smooth to the touch
it gave the impression of
intelligent company.

Table lighter St Dupont, circa 1960. Gold plate
Scene 3:

All this time light was receding from the room.

“I should explain why I spend so much time here”, said the silhouette. Leaves moved like shadows across her eyes.

Hermès rope bottle opener. Plated silver.

It’s not too late to turn back. Time moved with faint sounds.

Venini hourglass. Hand-blown lurid Murano glass.

He unscrewed the telescopic cup, rolled and remained still. Black eyes on the dice prophesied a new cycle.

Telescopic cup, J. E. Cauldwell. Gold plated. Dice,
Cartier for America. Vitreous enamel glass, silver

Staring down at the varnished surface her mouth worried him while her eyes examined the gold cufflink.

Audemar Piguet evening watch. gold plated, Roman dial, alligator strap
Scene 4:

Everything went crashing black.

Pale graceful hands placed
the gold stud box delicately
on the table.

Men’s Edwardian jewellery box, 1910. Gold plated.
Mid-century British cigar ashtray. Sterling silver and crystal.

He lit a match to make sure the watch had really stopped. Smoke lingered from its vesta case.

Realist wrapped tobacco leaf march vesta. Silver.

As the travel clock neared
one the figure vanished into dappled shadows.

Art Deco Jaeger LeCoultre travel clock.
Gold and silver plated. Retailed by Aspray.

On the newly varnished table two bronze shot cups sat alive like in a dream.

Tooth shot cup by Foundwell. Bronze and silver plated.
Set of 4, 3 silver 1 gold. Heath & Midleton champagne decanters circa 1900.
Sterling silver and glass.
The End

A story by FOUNDWELL
Photography Matthieu Lavanchy, creative direction OK-RM,
notes by Kate O’Brien and objects selected by Alan Bedwell

A story by FOUNDWELL
Photography Matthieu Lavanchy,
creative direction OK-RM
notes by Kate O’Brien
and objects selected by Alan Bedwell

Early and Rare Sterling Silver Gorham Martini Mixing Bucket

Golf Cocktail Shaker
and Matching Golf Bag Cup

Sterling Silver Woven Bottle Coaster



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An automatic, stainless steel, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date reference 15000 model with the classic silver sunburst dial and stick hour markers with a trench like design running through them.  This could be one of the cleanest and best looking, complete, examples of the classic Rolex Date we have ever had.  This original dial remains untouched, and in perfect condition featuring all lume plots in tact that have a slight lemony colour. The printing of the serif text and chapter hash marks are in black, which stand out well on the dial. The classic, white gold, baton hands also contain the original luminous material, which matches the plots perfectly, and respond the same under ultraviolet light.

The watch is powered by the classic Rolex, Swiss made, twenty seven jewel automatic caliber 3035. A movement that also powered the iconic sports watches of the time, such as; the Explorer and the Submariner. Technically, the 3035 is a high beat 1575 caliber. They both feature a free-sprung balance, and hairspring overcoil, however, the 3135 did feature some upgrades, one of which is the increased power reserve. It was introduced all the way back in 1977, and remained in the Rolex stable of watches till about 1988 when it was replaced by the upgraded 3135. As can be seen on the dial of this watch, it did obtain COSC certification hence the dial mention being printed with the 'official chronometer certification'.


Made circa 1984, with a serial number 8214XXX engraved between the lugs. The watch is in pristine original condition, unpolished and on a tight, like new stainless steel Oyster bracelet with a date code H, which is for 1983.  This makes sense as this watch was a very early 1984 serial production.  The case back sticker is also still present on the case back.  The watch comes with pristine original Rolex paperwork, Date brochure and worldwide COSC translation booklet  The watch comes with a Foundwell one-year warranty against mechanical failure. This is a great looking, timeless piece of design that, if there is only one watch you own, it should be something as classic as this.  To find one in this condition for a watch that is nearly forty years now is quote amazing.

Price $5,895.00


Item Dimensions
Case Size (not inc. crown)
1.338 inches (3.39852cm)