1917 IWC/Ulysse Nardin US Corps of Engineers WW1 Pocket Watch
empressissi™ is pleased to offer this historic, all original, open face IWC pocket watch made under order of Ulysse Nardin for the US Corps of Engineers during the first world war. There is plenty of material on the internet telling the story of this series of just about 10,000 watches, in particular this link.
The watch houses an early Swiss IWC cal. 52T H6 which is a high grade crown wind, pinset movement in gilt finish with gold chatons for the jewels and is in overall excellent condition, running strong and keeping accuarate time with sub seconds. The movement is cased in a large continental 0.800 Swiss hallmarked silver case with internal dust cover. Both hinges are strong and shut properly. The case has a hallmarked original strong bow and original lightly used onion crown. It comes with the mint original mineral crystal.
The dial is a factory original and in rare mint condition. The previously hazardous Radiuim material was removed from the hands and dial and was re-simulated with Super-Luminova with large grains and correct tone here in our atelier. It is glowing in the dark beautifully now. This is an original set of skeleton hands.
This one of a kind pocket watch measures 53mm side to side (excluding crown).