A stunning Wittnauer (owned by Longines) 14 carat solid gold gentleman’s vintage watch dating to c1950 in great overall condition. It is a model I have not previosly seen. The case has gorgeous decorative hooded lugs and presents very well indeed, as does the dial. The freshly oiled and adjusted movement is running strongly and keeping time. It is quadruple signed, on the dial, case, crown and movement. Do please look carefully at the dimensions of the watch and bear in mind that gents watches from this period were made much smaller than today. Therefore this watch will also be suitable for a lady looking for a larger watch from the 1950's, oozing with retro appeal.
Case: 14 carat solid gold in very good condition, measuring approximately 32 mm across, excluding the signed crown and 37 mm from lug to lug. The inside of the rear cover is signed Wittnauer and also hallmarked as 14K gold. There are the expected light marks on the case inevitable from responsible and probably infrequent use over nearly seventy years but no dents or scratches of any significance that I could see to draw to your attention.
Dial: signed "Wittnauer" with gold coloured batons and an Arabic number 12 marking the hours. A sunken subsidiary seconds dial is located just above 6 o'clock. The hands are in very good shape and the crystal is clean and clear.
Movement: Wittnauer Revue cal. 76-3 movement with 17 jewels, freshly oiled and adjusted by Richard my watchmaker, running strongly and keeping time.
Strap: fitted with a generic black leather crocodile grain strap which attached to the watch measures approximately 212 mm from buckle tip to last hole.