1920's Swiss Ancre Vintage Art Nouveau / Art Deco Ladies Watch - 18K Gold, Diamonds & Sapphires


Item No. 5687SH

Today's offering showcases this stunning early ladies wristwatch. The gorgeous 18K gold, diamond, and sapphire case with original hand-engraved scroll motif is in pleasing condition. It is set with 36 old cut diamonds.

The fine Swiss handwound movement, which is surprisingly well-preserved for its age, has just been freshly serviced by our watchmaker. We have installed a brand new mineral glass crystal. You'll feel like a queen wearing this gem.

The watch has previously been fitted with a vintage grosgrain strap that replicates the look of the original.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function.

Ancre Watch Co.:
"Ancre" is the Swiss word for lever, a reference to the type of escapement found in the movement of this watch and most watches produced since the time of this watch (and many previously). An escapement is a mechanical linkage that gives pushes to the timepiece's balance wheel, keeping it rotating back and forth, and with each swing of the balance wheel allows the timepiece's gear train to advance a fixed amount, thus moving the hands forward at a steady rate. The escapement is what makes the "ticking" sound in mechanical watches and clocks.

  • Country of Origin: Switzerland
  • Manufacturer: Ancre
  • Year built: c. 1920's
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case: 18K gold, engraved with a motif, top may be white gold or perhaps platinum, set with thirty-six round diamonds and sixteen sapphires of unknown origin, 16mm wide (excluding crown), 41mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case markings (inside): Hallmarked, various hand-engraved watchmaker's marks showing the servicing history
  • Case markings (outside): 18C, 22245
  • Case condition: Excellent with a few indentions in the soft back
  • Dial: Silvered, black painted numerals, nicely done quite old restoration. Please inquire if you would like it freshly restored.
  • Hands: Original, blue steel
  • Movement type: Well made, manually wound, rhodium plated, , adjusted to temperatures and positions, rhodium plated, cut bimetallic balance, 17 jewels, flat balance spring
  • Movement markings: Swiss, 15 rubis
  • Band: Vintage grosgrain strap that replicates the look of the original. Excellent condition.
  • Crystal type: Mineral glass, unique six-sided design, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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