Men’s 1946 Benrus Watch in 14k Rose Gold

Men’s 1946 Benrus Watch in 14k Rose Gold

Item: W2303


Watch's origin: Swiss


Number of jewels: 17


Manufacturer: Benrus


Type of Watch:  Wrist


Type: Open-Face


Lug Width: 16mm


Dimension: 33mm by 21mm


Composition: Gold


Other Attributes:   With Box

Price: $995.00

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At the cusp of the Deco movement in 1923, Benrus Watch Company was founded by Benjamin Lazrus (Ben-rus) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. His intention was to introduce a line of high-grade chronometers and further Switzerland's position in the world of watch manufacturing. After successfully providing thousands of watches for the WWII effort, Benrus challenged its designers to "push the envelope" of watch design and case innovation for the civilian market. During the next three decades following the war, Benrus became synonymous with exaggerated designs, elaborate bezels and oversized lugs — all very collectible today. The Benrus Watch Company was instrumental in ushering in the Retro-Modern period of wristwatch design.

It's a pleasure to offer this men's Benrus dress watch in solid 14k rose gold — hauntingly beautiful, with a pearlescent dial highlighted by applied gold numerals, a matching sub-seconds register, spear hands and a case that is a triumph to the sophistication and understatement of the pre-war era.

Measuring a subtle 33mm by 21mm with a careful balance between a magnificent dial and a Minimalist case of solid 14k rose gold, this example appears to have been tucked away, only to be discovered by someone of exceedingly fine taste.

Snap open its smooth, un-engraved back and you will find a mechanical marvel of the era: a completely restored 17 ruby jewel mechanical movement, factory fitted with compensated balance and regulator.

Even the period Bakelight box is a handsome thing!

Of course this example, as every timepiece we offer, is fully and professionally cleaned, oiled and calibrated to keep good, accurate time.