1930s Ladies art deco exquisite platinum and diamond cocktail watch Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Articulated Lugs

Product Code: AWCGS3560

Availability:In stock

This Watch

We have here the opportunity to own an incredibly elegant High end piece of craftsmanship and a real show stopping piece of watch jewellery.  This watch screams Art Deco style, Made from solid platinum and a Mixture of bright Round, Emerald / Baguette old cut diamonds. Catching the light fantastically along with the extra cord retaining diamond bars and white gold clasp. To try and describe the shape is impossible however this is an amazing piece of design work with real Art deco foundations with 70+ stones in total. Produced by the famous Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Jewellers to the Crown who also had Establishments in our local area of Clerkenwell london . Marked inside the case G&S made in England .  This type of Jewellery piece rarely were marked platinum however we have tested the case and can confirm it.

The abstract-shaped, opulent solid platinum case measures 44mm X15mm at it longest and widest points and we are sure you will agree it's proportioned perfectly to a woman's wrist.  It has articulated lugs with a cord strap and white gold clasp for that extra touch of elegance. This cord can be sized by us to fit most wrists on request (24 hours required ) Inside is the mechanical manual wind caliber, FHF 29 one of the smallest baguette shaped Swiss calibers ever produced ,17Jewels and fully service by us . comes with a Period Jw Benson retailers box also local to Clerkenwell. Obviously this watch would be suitable for special occasions due to its antique jewellery piece design so i guess its time to plan more special events!

 

Extra Points 

The firm was established in 1880 by William Gibson (d. 1913) and John Lawrence Langman (1846-1928).
The firm was active at 112 Regent Street, London acquiring the premises previously used by John Joseph Mechi.
In 1893 the firm absorbed The Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd (late A.B. Savory & Sons) and in 1898 became the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd being active as jewellers, dealers in diamonds and precious stones, silversmiths, electroplaters and watch and clock makers.
In 1952 Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd was amalgamated with Garrard & Co Ltd.
The firm participated to a number of national and international exhibitions, as Indian and Colonial Exhibition (London, 1886), Paris (1889), Chicago (1893), California (1894), Paris (1900) and Franco-British Exhibition (London, 1908).
The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co was active with manufactures at Newcastle Place, Clerkenwell; Regent Works, Sheffield and Rue St George, Paris and as retailer of items supplied by various British gold and silver manufacturers (Martin Hall & Co Ltd, W&G Sissons, Wakely & Wheeler, William Comyns, Harrison Brothers & Howson, etc.)

CHRONOLOGY
The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co - 1880 - 1898
The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd - from 1898
amalgamated with Garrard & Co - 1952

 

The watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with our 12 months, non-waterproof service cover.


What we think

So not our usual type of offering here at AWC but we like to provide diversity and quality. This fantastic example of 1930s workmanship with not appeal to all tastes but we absolutely adore it. If made today this piece would be retailing new in access of £10k - would likey be battery powered with modern standard cut stones.
From one of the high-end jewellers of its time and makers for Royalty this watch is the very definition of elegance and luxury.  With clear nods to Cartier's designs, but still very much in keeping with discreet  English jewellery designs, this is the perfect watch for every lady's collection! A special gift for special occasions .



 

Spec Stuff

Reference : 3560
Caliber : Mechanical Manual Wind Swiss FHF Caliber 59
Age : 1931/1940
Specific Age : Circa 1930s
Case Size :  15mm
Case Thickness : 6.5mm
Lug to Lug :
 44mm
Lugs :
 na
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Benson retailers box
Case Material :
  Platinum
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1930s Ladies art deco exquisite platinum and diamond cocktail watch Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Articulated Lugs