empressissi™ is pleased to offer this all original, large slim and elegant LEVRETTE Swiss hunter style pocket watch for the French market from the 20s in solid 14K gold case.
This watch is part of a large and mostly impressive pocket watch collection of an IAF pilot veteran that we are pleased to offer for sale in our website. An earlier portion of this collection was serviced by us in 2016 and auctioned at Christie's Geneve. We are now pleased to offer the substantial second part of this pocket watch collection for sale; these include repeaters, chronographs, Hunter-cases (Savonettes) and open faces antique pocket watches, most complex and interesting antique Swiss pocket watches, as well as American pocket watches of the finest standards.
The watch houses an early ebauche caliber in gilt finish and is very well preserved. It is a crown wind/crown set caliber, in overall excellent condition, running strong and keeping accurate time with sub seconds on 15 jewels. The movement is cased in a large, fully hallmarked and original 14K all solid gold case with amazing straight line decorations. It has an original strong bow, crown and all the hinges are functional and tight, with net gold weight of 26 grams.
The dial is a factory original metal made in coffee tone finish, very elegant with raised gold plated Breguet style numerals and several scratches evident and original set of hands.
This one of a kind Levrette pocket watch measures 53mm side to side (excluding crown).