Men’s 1937 Gruen Curvex Majesty Dress Watch – RARE

Men’s 1937 Gruen Curvex Majesty Dress Watch – RARE

Item: W2346

Watch's origin: Swiss

Number of jewels: 17

Case: Wadsworth

Manufacturer: Gruen

Type of Watch:  Wrist

Type: Open-Face

Lug Width: 16mm

Dimension: Measures 52mm by 23mm

Composition: Gold-Filled

Other Attributes:   Curvex
 With Box

Price: $2,750.00

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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. During this fashion crescendo, 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 aptly named Gruen "Majesty" 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 staggering 52mm by 23mm, this rare example features a handsome, restored pearlescent dial with highly stylized gold numerals, a fancy sub-seconds register and graduated outer minutes track. Marked "Gruen/Curvex/Precision/Switzerland," its face and hands are protected by a correct glass crystal.

Its back snaps open to reveal a true mechanical treasure: a professionally cleaned, oiled and calibrated 17 ruby-jeweled "330" movement – the pride of a remarkable watch house! Fitted with a period correct new-old stock pigskin strap, the watch has a wrist presence suitable for any movie; any soiree.

We're pleased to offer this work of horological art in a custom-fitted burl maple box – perfect for presenting the piece or passing down to future generations.