Art Deco 18ct gold Mappin rectangular dress watch, Beautiful dial, engraved case. This watch has a beautiful enamel dial with a braided/rope style track following the outside of the dial, as well as the inside of the dial, despite the existence of the minute and hour track in between. This completely un-necessary and purely aesthetic feature makes this one of the most beautiful dials I have ever encountered. Combine this with the 18ct gold case with carefully engraved sides, a coin edge crown and the exaggerated numerals, and you have a beautiful Art Deco watch in fantastic condition. 
 
Dial: 
The dial is in excellent, original condition. This watch has a beautiful enamel dial with a braided/rope style track following the outside of the dial, as well as the inside of the dial, despite the existence of the minute and hour track in between. The dial is marked Mappin below 12 o'clock and Swiss made under 6 o'clock. The dial has no stand out scratches or markings. There are some small elements of wear on the patented exaggerated numerals, but overall the dial is in excellent original condition. 
 
Hands:
The hands are un-bent and un-corroded. They are thermally blued and original Plume design hands.
 
Glass:
The glass is original and in strong condition with no noticeable scratches.
 
Crown:
The crown is original, with a beautiful coin edge. It fits flush to the case and winds and sets well.
 
Case: 
The case is in strong condition with only light surface scratches that are consistent with age. A very nice original case that hasn't been polished.
 
Case back:
Strong condition but the hallmarked have rubbed off due to wear. The London import mark is roughly visible along side a date letter in the shape of a 1930s London date letter mark. The watch has tested as 18ct solid gold.
 
Strap:
The watches strap is new and good quality leather.
 
Movement:
The movement is a manual wind Swiss made movement. It keeps time to within 3 and a half minutes a day. Please see the last image for timegrapher results.
 
Watch dimensions:

Case width: 22mm

Case width with crown: 23.5mm

Case length: 29mm

Lug to Lug length: 33.7mm

Case Depth: 6.8mm

Lug width: 18mm

Art Deco 18ct gold Mappin rectangular dress watch, Beautiful dial, engraved case

£900.00Price