Watch's origin: Swiss
Number of jewels: 15
Type of Watch: Wrist
Lug Width: 16mm
Dimension: 35mm by 25mm
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.
This late Art Nouveau, early Deco men's Gruen timepiece certainly illustrates the adage "Out with the curves, in with the geometric lines." So was the philosophy of "L'Exposition des Arts Decoratifs," an international fair held in Paris in 1925, from which the term "Deco" was derived. Designs were less florid, more geometric, drawing on abstract and cubist influences.
With its definitively Deco design and superb engineering, this 35mm by 25mm tony work of wrist art should be worn only by those who are at "one" with style. We see this rare timepiece going to someone who can afford to wear fine things and will accept nothing less. Very Sunset Strip, Very "In the Loop."
We've taken the liberty of completely cleaning, oiling and calibrating this time machine so that it runs and sets smoothly and accurately. Also, we're offering the watch fitted with one of our period-style cordovan straps and tucked in a period Deco presentation box. Want to put a twinkle in someone's eyes? Want to buy yourself something you can enjoy for a lifetime? You've found your watch!