Art Deco 18k Gold Tonneau dress watch, Numa Watch co, engraved sides, lumed dial and hands.The case back is marked 18k gold and the hallmarking is Swiss not UK, therefore this watch was not officially brought into the UK market, but rather someone brought it with them in the past whilst travelling.This is a unique wristwatch. It is VERY rare to have a solid 18k gold case, with engraving sides AND lumed hands and numerals.Such high gold content watches were to be worn on special occasions as a dress watch, on evenings, dinners and events. Therefore you often find the inclusion of a sub dial. This, combined with numbers that tend to be decorative, have a more laissez-faire approach to the passing of time. However lumed numerals and hands indicate the importance of knowing the time.This likely means this watch will have been tailored to the individual desiring to wear it.
Service history is not known and it has not been serviced under my ownership. However there have been no faults
in it's running and It currently runs approximately +90 seconds fast a day.
Strap: An older two piece strap which has been glued due to the fixed lugs. The strap is very sturdy and has lots of wear left in it.
Case: In great condition. There is one 1.5mm wide dent on the case back, just bordering onto the side. This is not noticeable when
it is on the wrist.
Hands: No lume loss, Lovely, thermally blued colour.
Face: The face has no wear to numerals or seconds tracks. The dial does have some dark/dirty markings on it which are consistent with the age of the watch. It is unreasonable to expect a vintage watch to be in perfect condition unless it is new old stock. The numerals are filled with lume which has discoloured, as is expected with radium and aging. There is
no wear of this lume.
Case Back: There are no major scratches on the back, there is one small dent as mentioned above.
Movement: The movement is in clean condition with the regulator in a neutral position. keeping good time.
Glass: The glass is perfect and is glass not plastic.
Case width: 22.5mm
Case width with crown: 24mm
Case length: 31mm
Case Depth: 8.2mm
Lug to Lug length: 35.5mm
Lug width: 14mm
Dial diameter: 17.5mm x 27mm