We have here a stunning, neo-vintage, watch by Alfred Dunhill from the 1990s. The super sharp white dial looks crisp and clear through the Very distinctive 3 surface faceted , sapphire glass. The simplicity of the full all Arabic numeral and dial and date function at 6 o'clock give the watch an elegant sense of symmetry.
The substantial, 24x40mm, polished stainless steel case houses the swiss central seconds Eta caliber as used by many other watch company's like omega,longines and Tag Heuer , fully serviced by us and running strongly. The watch comes paired on a substantial black leather strap to make the dial sing along with its original Makers buckle.
The brand’s founder is Alfred Dunhill, the son of entrepreneur who owned a famous saddler business in London. But the 20 century replaced horses with more practical and powerful automobiles. It gave enterprising people a wide range of possibilities, and the company of Dunhill began its development with the production of accessories and clothing for the first drivers. The slogan of Alfred (1872-1959) said: “It must be practical, safe, beautiful, and durable, and it must be the best”. More than 100 years this philosophy underlies the Dunhill's business. Few people know that Alfred Dunhill started his way to the world of beautiful and sophisticated things in 1893. The first shop “Dunhill's Motorities” was opened at Euston road, London. Since 1903 this shop had watches in sale. Those water resistant watches caused a great sensation in foggy London. Dunhill became interested in wrist watches in the middle of 20s. They were distinguished by novelty and vivid design. The regular customers had an opportunity to choose different watches in the catalogues: square, round, diamond-shaped, men, and women watches. By the end of 20s a wide range of bracket clocks appeared in the watch collection. However, the audience was mostly admired by the design know-how in 1926: the clocks were built in the case of classic lighter “Unique”. The trend of unusual things remained, and in 1928 the watch «Reversible» were built in the silver buckle of men belt. The wrist watches and writing implements appeared in the collection when the contract with Japanese Namiki was concluded.
As with all our stock this piece comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.
What we think
I love this AD model and its one of my favourite watches from the collection this the neo-vintage style along with that fabulous angled case and glass It is the perfect watch for a vintage watch newbie who prefers the look without the patina, or anyone looking for a great piece at a small price. You'll be sure to get lots of people asking you about this special watch! It is a comfortable fit and looks great on both men and women. A real design winner from Alfred Dunhill
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty