Gold watch with real stamp believed to be a first

Following in the footsteps of its popular coin watch, India’s Jaipur Watch Company recently launched a limited-edition watch with a genuine 83-year-old Indian stamp as the dial.

It’s believed to be the first time a real stamp has been used within the design of a gold watch.

Limited to only 10 serial-numbered units, each carrying a cost of about $750 Cdn., the watch runs on a slim Swiss-made movement component and has a sapphire crystal on the top as well as a handmade leather strap.

Issued on Aug. 23, 1937, the stamp depicts a left-facing effigy of King George VI – the last monarch to reign as the king of India, which gained independence in 1947 – and carries a value of three pies, a unit of currency then used in India, Burma and Pakistan.

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