This is one of the most beautiful cocktail watches we’ve had for many a long year. Dating from around 1931 (the solid white gold bracelet had the Anchor for the Birmingham Assay office and the date letter is ‘G’ showing it was made in 1931), the solid platinum case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear – the chasing on the sides is beautifully defined. The case has swinging lugs so it wraps around the wrist and the white gold ‘Rope’ bracelet is magnificent. The watch and shoulders have 64 diamonds and I hope the picture has captured them but happy to send high resolution if required (I’ve inspected the case closely and the diamonds look original and securely seated, we cannot however guarantee they are the original diamonds due to the age). The original and we believe untouched off-white dial is classically art-deco. The painted hour numbers and railway line style minute markers create a stunning look. The high grade Swiss made manual wind movement is again in very good condition and has just been serviced by our watchmaker – please note, watches of this age will gain/lose time of 2 to 3 minutes. We bought this watch and it came with a lovely period watch box from Charig of Bond Street. It looks to be the correct box but we cannot guarantee it came with the watch.
This is quite simple a stunning watch from 90 years ago and whilst in excellent condition it wouldn’t be for every day but fine for special occasions. In view of the high quality Swiss movement we will give a 12 month guarantee.