Vintage Gay Frères Rivet Style Bracelet
Gay Freres, or GF as it is known, was established in 1835 and went on to become one of the most important watch bracelet makers in the world. They provided watch bracelets for a number of prestigious brands including Rolex, Patek Phlippe and Zenith. In fact, so important was the brand to Rolex that as part of their ‘industrial rationalisation’ in the 1990s, they bought GF in 1998 and they continue to operate producing bracelets.
On offer is a rare vintage bracelet of rivet construction with spring-loaded links. The bracelet measure 16.5cm in length and has 20mm endlinks. These can by filed down to make them narrower as was done when sold by jewellers.