VINTAGE 1920’s TAVANNES 14KT GOLD & ENAMEL TANK CASE WATCH WITH ORIGINAL BOX

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VINTAGE 1920’s TAVANNES 14KT GOLD & ENAMEL TANK CASE WATCH WITH ORIGINAL BOX

 

Vintage 1920’s Tavannes 14kt Gold & enamel gentlemen’s tank case watch with original box.

This highly unusual watch was manufactured sometime during the 1920’s by the highly regarded Swiss manufacturer ‘Tavannes’.

Tank shaped and extremely elaborately cased in 14kt Gold with engraved sides and strap lugs. The bezel engraving is very finely enamelled in two colours. Measuring 26.5mm across the bezel, not including the crown and 33mm tip-to-tip. The back opens on a hinge and is fully hallmarked inside with Swiss 14kt marks and individual serial number 0169139.

The movement is of very, very good quality with gold jewel settings and Geneve stripes. working perfectly and keeping very good time.

The simple silvered dial is superb, with Arabic figures, subsidiary seconds and blued steel ‘moon’ hands. the original gold winding crown is still present. This watch is in close to ‘new old stock’ condition, it is faultless in every respect and is complete with the original Cyma-Tavannes presentation box (which it has clearly spent most of its life in).

We have never seen one of these before, it is a rare watch indeed and in unbelievable condition. looking absolutely gorgeous on the wrist and fitted with a new, quality lizard-grain strap.