Tavannes early oval, solid 14kt gold case
Tavannes, 14kt solid gold case with hidden wire lugs measures 31mm x 40mm to lug tips, 16mm lug width, white enamel dial with black numerals and a red 12. There is a hairline fracture on the edge of the dial between 11 and 12 o'clock, very minor, mentioned only for accuracy. Gross weight of assembled 14K gold watch 20.1 dwt (31.4 g). Beautiful specimen of an early Swiss gent’s wristwatch, probably made in the early 1910s before U.S. companies made them. Gorgeous dial and Breguet hands. This watch is a survivor; very unusual to find a solid gold watch this old (1920s) that hasn't been scrapped for its metal value.