A Benrus 10 carat rolled gold Art Deco gentleman’s watch dating to c1949. This model always attracts considerable interest when I manage to find one so I am pleased to be able to offer this fabulous timepiece for sale. In great overall condition, the case has gorgeous knotted design lugs, the newly restored dial looks great and the freshly oiled and adjusted movement is running strongly and keeping time. Jaeger LeCoultre, Longines, Gruen and Bulova also used this style of case to house their movements but as they are rarely seen for sale they can only have been produced in relatively small numbers. The watch is triple signed on the case, dial and movement.
Case: 10 carat rolled gold bezel and body with a stainless back, in very good condition, measuring approximately 30 mm across, excluding the crown and 38 mm from lug to lug. The elegant and ornate lugs are a real feature of this watch. They are fashioned into a knot design and look stunning when the watch is worn. The inside of the stainless steel cover is signed "Benrus". There are the expected marks on the case inevitable from use but no dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention.
Dial: satin silver two tone finish, signed "Benrus" with gold coloured arrow batons and Arabic numerals marking the hours. A subsidiary seconds dial is located just above 6 o'clock. The hands are in very good shape and the crystal is clean and clear with some light scratches. The dial has just been returned from professional restoration back to as it looked when new.
Movement: Benrus cal. BA4 with 17 jewels, freshly oiled and adjusted by Richard my watchmaker, running strongly and keeping time.
Strap: fitted with a brown leather strap which attached to the watch measures approximately 201 mm from buckle tip to last hole.