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 purse watch has an Art Deco designed case. The sterling silver body is covered with black lacquer to the front and back, whilst a silver losenge-shaped motif and bands 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. The dial is in good condition with strong two-toning, the case has some rubbing to the lacquer at the corners but is otherwise in good condition.
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] two-tone silvered dial, raised Arabic numerals, outer black minute track, moon hands [C] sterling silver case with black lacquered covering and silver banding and losenge motif 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: 25.5mm
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.