Men’s 1950 Gruen Curvex in 14k White Gold

Men’s 1950 Gruen Curvex in 14k White Gold

Item: W2281

Watch's origin: Swiss

Number of jewels: 17

Case: Gruen

Manufacturer: Gruen

Type of Watch:  Wrist

Type: Open-Face

Lug Width: 16mm

Dimension: 38mm by 22mm,

Composition: Gold

Price: $1,795.00

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Gruen emerged as one of the pre-eminent watch houses in the United States, producing accurate timepieces in stylish cases that became Jazz-Age darlings. Watch houses sought to outdo one another, carrying the wristwatch as a fashion statement to ever higher levels, but none seemed to touch the panache of Gruen. Founded in the United States in 1876, the legacy of Deitrich Gruen is a benchmark for watch designers to this day.

We're particularly fond of Gruen watches, as much for their style as their meticulous engineering. You will find few watch houses today that take the pride Gruen did three-quarters of a century ago. The look of a vintage Gruen still quickens the pulse and nothing ... nothing is as pleasant as a cleaned and timed example ticking away.

This Deco Gruen certainly illustrates the early 20th century's obsession with sensual curves. One of the most elegant, artful designs to have graced a wrist, the fluidity of this Gruen Curvex is absolutely palatable.

Measuring a solid 38mm by 22mm, this Curvex — in solid 14k white gold — features a perfectly restored midnight dial with highly stylized markers, accented by three brilliant-cut diamonds at the 9, 12 and 3 o'clock positions.

Marked Gruen/Curvex/Precision/Switzerland," its astonishing face is protected by an equally flawless crystal. Simply gorgeous.

Also marked "Gruen/14k," the back snaps open to reveal its mechanical treasure: a professionally cleaned, oiled and calibrated 17 ruby jeweled movement — the pride of a remarkable watch house!

This timepiece comes fitted with a black crocodile strap that seems to complement the piece nicely — enabling it to be worn much to the consternation of fellow executives and admiration of perky ingenues. Looking for a gift for that special person? Don't give that battery-operated drivel one can find on any street corner in any third-world country on this planet: Give a piece of horological history that can be worn and deeply envied!