empressissi™ is pleased to offer this all original and near mint condition, LONGINES pocket watch in large gents size open face case made in continental silver, gold washed in pink tone with breath-taking floral decorations in Niello technique.
This watch is part of a large and mostly impressive, museum level collection of a retired IAF pilot that we are delighted to offer for sale in our website. In 2016 we serviced a small portion of his collection that was later auctioned at Christie's Geneve. We are now pleased to offer the substantial part of the collection for sale; these include repeaters, chronographs, Hunter-cases (Savonettes) and open faces antique pocket watches, most complex and interesting antique Swiss and American pocket watches of the finest standards.
The watch houses a large gilt caliber 18.89N in overall excellent condition, running on 15 jewels. The movement is cased in an amazing, decorated 0.800 continental silver with rose gold wash in excellent shape all around, with original bow, crown and mineral crystal. The case back is the real jewel here, featuring elaborated Niello work in floral motif. The case has an internal dust cover from silver as well.
The dial is a factory original enamel white with just a few small signs, featuring Arabic numerals with red 24hrs chapter and original set of classic hands.