Longines Pocket Watch CA1900 | Early Nouveau Floral Case
Manufacturer: Longines; Country: Switzerland; Type: Man's;
Serial# 3717227; Circa Date: 1900
Style: Hunter Case.
Material: .900 Silver.
Decorations: A beautiful rose-gold lily forms the center section on the
front cover. The back is engraved with another exotic silver flower and
Conditions: This pocket watch was originally a Niello enameled case.
Niello is a lost art of enameling. Many of these beautiful cases were damaged
and were not able to be restored. Instead of discarding these award winning,
works of art, what Niello remained was removed from the case, displaying the
original Art Nouveau period designs. Masterfully giving these beautiful,
multicolored cases a second life!
Numerals: Roman hour numerals with outside track of black Arabic 5-minute
numerals. Subsidiary seconds dial with Arabic numerals.
Conditions: The dial is in Very Good condition, there are some hairlines
but they are barely visible.
Jewels: 15 Jewels.
Setting: Stem Set.
Escapement: Lever escapement.
Layout: Bridge Layout.
Conditions: The movement is in Very Good condition.
What is the design on the dust cover of the watch?
Longines Universal Exhibitions Medals
Universal Exhibitions were World's fairs originating in the French tradition of
national exhibitions, a tradition that culminated with the French Industrial
Exposition of 1844 held in Paris. This fair was soon followed by other national
exhibitions in continental Europe, and eventually the United Kingdom. Many of
the dust covers on the Longines Pocket Watches from the 1900s exhibit the
Universal Exhibitions Awards Medals. Longines won a record of ten Grand Prix and
28 Gold Medals, more than any other watch manufacturer! These include 1885 Grand
Prix in Antqerp; 1897 in Brussels; 1889, 1900 & 1925 in Paris; 1906 in Milan;
1914 in Genoa; 1914 in Philadelphia; and 1926 & 1929 in Barcelona.