Moïse Dreyfuss sterling silver, black lacquered and gold capped vintage purse watch, hallmarked 1931
An Art Deco sterling silver, black lacquered and gold capped manually wound purse watch
Made in 1931, this beautiful purse watch has a very attractive Art Deco designed case. The sterling silver body is covered with black lacquer to the front and back, whilst gold capped chevrons are arranged at the opening to the front cover. The cover slides backwards to reveal the dial which springs upwards when opened, making it an ideal travelling timepiece and one which may be stowed in a pocket or placed on a desk or bedside table. In lovely condition, the dial is bright and clean and the decoration to the case is well preserved with light scuffs to the surface.
Moïse Dreyfuss was founded in 1895. During the 1920s, Sylvain and George Dreyfuss opened a subsidiary in London to import the family’s watches to the UK.
[M] calibre 240 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance [D] silvered dial, raised Arabic numerals, outer black minute track, blued steel moon hands [C] sterling silver case with black lacquered covering and gold capped chevron detailing to the front, the front sliding to reveal plain silver inner case with snap-on back, outer case with Glasgow import hallmarks for 1931 and stamped with patent information: Brevet 138646, D.R.P. 512270 Patent Applied For [S] case and movement signed
Case closed: 43.5mm x 31.5mm
Inner case width: 25mm
Case open max length: 71.5mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.