Given by legendary Hollywood director Henry Koster to one of his assistants, this unusual, solid 14k gold wristwatch by Lucien Piccard is simply exquisite. Engraved "To Teresa/With Thanks/Henry Koster." Circa 1945
Magnificent men's WWII era, dual-register "Olympic" chronograph in a "Machine-Era" snap-back case. Complete with its original, un-restored tri-color dial and "spear" hands – a handsome timepiece for someone of undeniably fine taste.
An extraordinary watch for an equally extraordinary client, this flawless, solid 14k white gold Gruen "Curvex" – with its contrasting jet-black dial – is fitted with a black crocodile strap and offered in a period Gruen factory box. Circa 1950
Men's '50s 14k yellow gold "Flying Saucer" Elgin Shockmaster wristwatch. Over the nearly 20 years we've been dealing in vintage timepieces, one of the many good questions we've been asked is "What constitutes a fine wristwatch?"
Almost mythic in its rarity, this Elgin "50 million" wristwatch, commissioned in 1951 to celebrate Elgin's manufacture of its 50 millionth jeweled movement, is a triumph of American watchmaking. Offered with box, original booklet and price tag.
Strong and graceful, this Mid-Century Gruen "Precision" in solid 14k yellow gold features an original pearlescent dial, gold markers and hands. Fitted with a black crocodile strap, it is offered in a red factory Gruen presentation box. Circa 1957.