Swiss Art Nouveau Exploding Dial in Silver

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Style: Art Nouveau

Circa: 1920's

Case: Beautiful tonneau shaped solid sterling silver case with flexible hinged screw in lugs and curved back. Back is fully hallmarked 0.935 silver. Original glass crystal has a couple of nicks but still in great condition. Original crown. Measures 37mm x 25mm excluding crown and lugs.

Dial: A classic example of Art Nouveau design.  Original factory printed dial with exaggerated, exploding style numbers.  Incredible near perfect condition.

Movement:  High grade 15 jewel Swiss made manual wind movement.  Maker unknown. Bi-metallic balance and breguet style hairspring.

A beautiful Art Nouveau timepiece in amazing original condition.   This time period produced some of the most stylish designs in watchmaking history.  This unusual mid-sized example has a formed tonneau case and curved back with a very high grade unsigned movement. You have to remember that in the early 20th century smaller was better not vice versa like today.  Imagine a 90 year old glass crystal with only slight nicks!  This truly is an amazing find in unbelievable condition.

Note:  This watch is running well but only keeps time within about 5 minutes a day therefore not sold as an every day watch.  Its value is in its rarity and collectability.