empressissi™ is pleased to offer this amazing Art Deco, open face IWC pocket watch from the late 20s with a hand made MOP (Mother of Pearl) dial inspired by MC Escher design and cased in a Sterling silver/Niello case.
The watch houses an early Swiss IWC cal. 57 H5 which is a high grade crown wind, crown set movement in gilt finish with gold chatons for the jewels and is in overall excellent condition, running strong and keeping accurate time with sub seconds. The movement is cased in a large original IWC continental 0.900 Swiss hallmarked silver case with internal dust cover. Both hinges are strong and shut properly. The case has an all-around 'tuxedo' motif niello embedded in the silver, with light loss here and there as expected from an almost 100 years old case with an open cartouche on the back. The original lightly used onion crown sits on top of an original bow. It comes with a mint mineral crystal.
The dial is a hand made after market real mother of pearl with an M.C. Escher inspired design from the same era in black tone and an original set of hands.
This one of a kind pocket watch measures 52mm side to side (excluding crown).