Movado. A rare 18ct gold manual wind wristwatch Polyplan, London import mark for 1916
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Movado. A rare 18ct gold manual wind wristwatch Polyplan, London import mark for 1916
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,521) inc. premium
Lot Details
Movado. A rare 18ct gold manual wind wristwatch
Polyplan, London import mark for 1916
Jewelled Cal.400 rectangular curved nickel-finished lever movement with both ends sharply angled downwards, silvered dial with blue Arabic numerals, blued steel spade hands, in tonneau-shaped curved case with winding crown at 12 o'clock, hinged wire lugs, curved hinged back secured by two screws, case and movement numbered
19mm. x 44mm.

Footnotes

  • The Movado "Polyplan" was launched in 1912 and made in both 18ct, 14ct gold and silver cases, with or without a seconds hand. At the time it was such an expensive watch that apparently only around 1,500 examples were produced.

    The plate of the "Polyplan 400" calibre movement is angled at both ends to fit into the curved case with the compensation balance placed under the dial. This placement allowed the use of a larger balance resulting in a more accurate watch. The horizontal section of the plate contains the gear train and barrel, while the setting wheel, stem and crown are located in the upper angled part. Furthermore the "Polyplan" features a unique regulator arm which can be reached from the back so that the movement does not need to be removed from the case for adjusting.

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