Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 163

Wittnauer & Co. 
Art Deco dress-watch, “Murat” décor; 18K yellow gold and enamel

EUR 900 - 1,800

USD 1,100 - 2,200 / HKD 8,300 - 16,600

Sold: EUR 1,430

18K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, Art Deco dress-watch with gold colour dial with suspended Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds at 6.

Bezels enamelled in champlevé with decoration of friezes, so-called “Murat”; caseband chiselled.


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Wittnauer, Geneva

Model under the name of “Majestic Watch Co.”

Year Circa 1930

Movement No. 590 238

Case No. 21 333 (by Wittnauer & Co., Geneva)

Diameter 44.1 mm.

Caliber 16’’’, straight-line lever escapement, index-regulator with swan-neck spring and precision-regulating device for fast / slow by means of an eccentric snail, five adjustments

Weight 51.1 gr. (approx.)

Signature case and movement

Notes

Majestic Watch Co.
 
“Majestic Watch Co.” is a tradename of Wittnauer & Co. of Geneva, registered in 1927. The name “Majestic” alone was registered by them in New York in 1907.
 
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