Steel with sapphire crystal front and sapphire exhibition back. Can be worn either dial (face) side up, or reversible to wear movement side up. Strap quickly, and easily reverses.Black PVD coated steel “Articulated Lugs” which hinge and reverse to perfectly balance the watch worn either way.
Antique sterling silver “Niello” dial with crest and hanging flower design. Rpaige chapter ring black/gold/silver in color, with arabic numbers. Gold antique cathedral style hands.
Niello is a black mixture, usually of sulphur, copper, silver, and lead, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal, especially silver. It is added as a powder or paste, then fired until it melts or at least softens, and flows or is pushed into the engraved lines in the metal. It hardens and blackens when cool, and the niello on the flat surface is polished off to show the filled lines in black, contrasting with the polished metal around it. The contrast of the black niello against the bright silver surface produces an attractive decorative effect.
Niello was used on a variety of objects over the ages, including sword hilts, chalices, plates, horns, adornment for horses, jewellery such as bracelets, rings, pendants, and small fittings such as strap-ends, buttons, belt buckles and especially on antique Pocket watch cases.
Shown with a hand made grey/black Lizard strap
This Watch is a one-of-a-kind in the world
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Dial Color: Black
Case Size: Width 44 mm x Height 12 mm x Length 57 mm
Lug Width: 22
Movement: Vintage Elgin USA 17 jewels
Display Back: Exhibition
Water Resistance: 50 M