Lot #3166 – Sterling Silver Tavannes Golf Belt Watch 0125968

Estimate: $1,500.00 – $2,000.00

Rare vintage unisex sterling silver Tavannes belt watch, ref #0125968.  Silver Tavannes dial with painted black Arabic hour markers with sub seconds at the 6 o’clock.  The Tavannes dial is also signed A l’Emeraude Lausanne – Nice.  Blue steel hands.  Crisp sterling silver 0.935 hallmarks includes the crescent moon and crown, standing bear, Trusty dog, and HF for Huguenin Freres.  The inside of the case back is signed Brevet Dem, Sterling Silver, Trusty, Swiss.  Black lacquer exterior.  Exterior of case back nicely engraved with initials and a date.  Swiss made, mechanical manual wind movement.  Comes on a black canvas NATO strap.  Approximate diameter is of the watch is 28mm x 29mm.  Approximate diameter of the belt buckle is 28mm x 57mm.

Has superficial scratches due to normal wear and age.  Overall condition is good.  Running at the time of inspection, however not checked for accuracy.  An overhaul is always recommended for used watches.

Henri Frederic Sandoz founded Tavannes Watch Company in 1891.  In 1910, they won the Gold Medal at the Grand Prix de Bruxelles and another one at the Grand Prix de Berne in 1914.  Shortly after, Tavannes made shock proof and water proof watches for the military during World War I (WWI).  In 1928, they introduced collaborations such as the Belt Watch Hermes and the La Captive Dunhill in 1930.  More recently, they revived some of their historical models such as the Tavannes Submarine Commander and the Tavannes La Captive belt watch, in addition to new models such as the Tavannes Ocean Edge, the Tavannes Superb Gents, the Tavannes Ta-von Pilot, the Tavannes Ligne Noire, and the Tavannes Ta-von Skeleton.

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Brand:  Tavannes
Model:  Belt Watch
Reference:  #0125968
Diameter:  28mm x 29mm watch size, 28mm x 57mm belt buckle size
Dial Color:  Silver
Case Material:  Sterling silver with black lacquer
Bezel Material:  Sterling silver
Case Back:  Solid
Movement:  Mechanical manual wind
Functions:  Hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Band:  Canvas NATO
Last Know Retail (Approximate):  NA