This 1940's Tavannes has a wonderfully stylish two-tone cream colour original dial with fancy mirrored copper numbers and dot hour markers and a long red center seconds hand in a nice solid stainless steel, early waterproof style case. Not only is this Tavannes of superb quality outside an in, but is a real looker on the wrist!
Style: Art Deco, Sport
Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw back measuring 32mm in diameter excluding the original crown. Light signs of use throughout, sharp and unpolished with some corrosion on the back. Screws open smoothly, signed Tavannes Watch Co, Swiss, Stainless Steel inside the back. Comes on a perfectly matched 18mm strap.
Dial: Fantastic original dial with cream background and fancy rose/copper colour mirrored hour markers. Superb condition with a perfect light patina giving it a wonderful vintage feel on the wrist. The original hand are also rose/copper in colour with a long, counter-weighted red seconds hand distinctive to the designs of the Cyma/Tavannes watch co.
Movement: Excellent quality in-house Tavannes 17 jewel, center-seconds movement with early shock-protection system on the balance jewels. Hermetically protected under a second cover beneath the outer case back, this movement is fully signed Tavannes Watch Co, Patented, Swiss, Unadjusted, 17 Jewels, TXW. Freshly serviced by our watchmaker and running beautifully.