Art Deco 14ct White Gold Sapphire Bulova Watch 1928
Rare opportunity to purchase a very fine art deco, hinged-back, ladies Bulova watch made of solid 14ct white gold with six dark blue, faceted sapphires and detailed engraving. Serviced by a watchmaker before I bought it, it is in excellent working order and keeps time well.
The engraved dial is sterling silver with a silver matt enamel finish and black enamel numerals. Both the glass and the case are in excellent condition with no signs of wear.
The watch is triple signed for Bulova on the case, dial and mechanism. The mechanism is signed Bulova Watch Co., SWISS, [Caliber] 5AP Ã¢?? Fifteen 15 Jewels with a date code stamp (a Crescent Moon symbol) of 1928. The inside of the case lid is signed BULOVA QUALITY Ã¢?? 14K SOLID GOLD with case reference number below.
Without the strap, the watch itself measures approx 28mm x 15mm (plus 1.5mm for the engraved flower design winder).
Comes complete with adjustable vintage silver coloured cord strap with silver fittings. The watch will be sent in a protective box (not the original)
From the Bulova website: The firm was founded in 1874 and based in New York City, where later on they built the famous Bulova Observatory -the first to be built on top of a skyscraper on Fifth Avenue. In 1912 Bulova set up a factory in (Bienne) Switzerland, dedicated to the production of watch components and their assembly into jeweled movements. The firm is famous for being the first to advertise on radio in 1926 Ã¢?? with an announcer stating Ã¢??B Ã¢?? U Ã¢?? L Ã¢?? O Ã¢?? V Ã¢?? A Ã¢?Â¦ 8:00p.m., Bulova Watch Time" - and the first to produce a TV commercial in 1941. Famous owners of Bulova watches include Charles Lindbergh, who was awarded one after his historic 1927 trans atlantic solo flight, and a Bulova Accutron timer was placed at the Sea of Tranquility during the first moon landing.