Rotary silver vintage travelling watch, hallmarked 1931
A sterling silver engine turned manually wound purse watch
This travel watch was made in 1931 and has a sterling silver case which has wave-form, engine-turned decoration. With a pleasing action, the front cover slides open, thereby releasing the inner case which is hinged and springs upwards to a fixed, angled position; this places the watch in an ideal position for viewing when placed on a desk or bedside. There is some scratching to the original glass and some light denting to the back of the case.
Rotary is the brand name of Moïse Dreyfuss a watchmaking firm originally founded in 1895. During the 1920s, Sylvain and George Dreyfuss opened a subsidiary in London to import the family’s watches to the UK. Rotary became the company’s brand name together with the ‘winged wheel’ logo.
[M] calibre 240 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH [D] silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic numerals, outer black minute track, blued steel gilded ‘moon’ hands [C] sterling silver engine-turned case, the front cover with blank cartouche and sliding to reveal inner hinged case, plain silver inner case with snap-on back [S] case, dial and movement signed.
Case closed: 42.5mm x 30.5mm
Inner case width: 25mm
Case open max length: 70.5mm
Depth to centre of covers: 9mm
Total watch weight: 54g
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This timepiece is accompanied by a Black Bough leather watch pouch.