Fine Deck Watch from this important Swiss firm, complete with both boxes and original paperwork.
Large openface acier inoxydable (stainless steel) Nardin case numbered 10101 and 726036, with pin-setting, screw-on back and snap-on cuvette. 24 ligne gilt barred keyless movement jewelled to the centre of typical Nardin calibre. Straight line detached lever escapement with polished steel club-tooth escape. Guillaume compensation balance paired with Nardin's 'Nivarox' balance-spring with overcoil. Silvered dial with state-of-wind indication, blued-steel hands. 64.5 mm diameter. Together with both its original inner and outer boxes, the inner of classic 3-piece brass-bound construction retaining its original key, guarantee certificate and Bulletin de marche (rating sheet) made out in March 1964 - the watch was purchased from the retail firm of E E Golay in Geneva in March 1965.
The firm was founded in 1846 by Ulysse Nardin and was already winning International awards by 1862 (London) for their precision watches. The son, Paul D Nardin, entered the firm in 1875 from which time they became one of the most important and influential Swiss manufacturers of box and pocket chronometers as well as precision lever watches, of which this is a late but fine and unusually complete example. For more information see the book by Estelle Fallet La Mesure du Temps en Mer et les Horlogers Suisses.
In totally original and unrestored condition. So much so I have not touched the boxes or serviced the watch, though it runs happily when wound. I am more than happy to have a service undertaken at no extra cost to the buyer, if wanted. The outer box in fine condition, the inner showing just a few signs of use and handling. The watch almost as new.
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