Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2022

NEW available at my boutique -----> Longines Calatrava, 14kt yellow gold 38mm case, black épargne dial, 15.26, 1938


Dear watch aficionado.
NEW available at my boutique this Longines Calatrava:

Longines Calatrava, 1938

14kt yellow gold case, 38mm

Black épargne dial by Lemmerich

These Longines Calatrava’s are highly appreciated now a days by collectors, due to its timeless design, quality and sublime presence on the wrist.

This example has a lovely and rarely seen black épargne dial made by Lemmerich. These dials were very complicated to be made and do add tremendous value. The examination of the dial shows that it is all original and correctly stamped on the back with the correct signs of how this dial was made back in the day.

The case is 38mm, 3 parts, each lug is soldered to the case and it is made in 14kt yellow gold, which is not so common. Most of these watches were made in stainless steel at that time. The more, the case is in perfect shape with a deep hallmark underneath the snap on caseback and has as well fixed bars.

The movement is a legendary 15.26 and is superbly preserved. It is gilt finished with beautiful black polished screws. The “roue de couronne” & the “rochet” do have a beautiful soleil finish on top and the tooth are black polished.

The combination of the 38mm, 14kt yellow gold case and the beautiful black épargne dial makes this timepiece certainly a connoisseur’s choice and a great addition to every high-class watch collection.​

I welcome and will respond to your request on my address:




15.26, manual wound

gilt finished

17 jewels

15 lignes

5.65mm high


14kt yellow gold

38mm diameter

Fixed bars


Black épargne dial by Lemmerich


Sonntag, 26. Juni 2022 -----> passion for watchmaking since 2011


 Dear watch aficionado.

When I started my boutique in 2011, after 3 years of research about independent watchmakers and vintage timepieces, I was driven by pure passion for watchmaking. This passion still burns in my heart today and keeps me going.

I warmly invite you to have a look at the website of my boutique for the current offer of independent and vintage timepieces.

Kind regards.



Dienstag, 21. Juni 2022

NEW available at my boutique -----> Universal Genève Compax, 46mm steel case, Stern dial, from 1942


Dear watch aficionado.
NEW available at my boutique this Universal Genève Compax:

Universal Genève Compax, 1942

Oversized stainless steel, 46mm

Stern Frères dial 94 * 1801, silvered satin finish, large radium hour markers

It is interesting to realize that some of the most attractive and sought after vintage timepieces with a typical similar layout are from about 1942 as Patek Philippe (1518A, 96A, etc), Longines, IWC, Omega and other famous brands. And so is as well this very rare Universal Genève Compax 22531 in its 46mm case. Due to its aviator design, it has a breathtaking presence and is an eye catcher on any GTG.

The original, untouched dial is made by the legendary Stern Frères company, which can be seen by the examination of the back of the dial. The Galvano silvered dial plate with its 3 recessed counters with hand snail decoration and its vertical satin finish is an example of mastery dial making of the period. The magic of a Stern dial is due to little unique, yet highly important, details in manufacturer. Silvered twice by a galvanic bath, “décalque noir”, sapon for protection against oxidation and then the radium lume on top of the sapon. On the back we see regular aging due to oxidation, because the back of the dial was not protected with a sapon. The Lanzett blued steel radium hands were probably by the famous hand manufacturer Fiedler Geneva who was the sole supplier of Stern in this period.

By observing the 3 part case with snap back, one can say that it probably had never been polished: the sharp facets on the lugs, the sharp and strong bezel, the nice pushers and crown and satin finished sides. Each lug was crafted separately and then soldered to the case.

The more, the ¾ plate caliber UG292 gilt lever movement has survived in untouched and breathtaking condition, no signs of manipulation or oxidation. It has a beautiful screw monometallic balance with nicely hand finished screws and oil sunks. A sublime example of a good quality period movement with still some hand finishing.

The combination of the 46mm stainless steel case and the beautiful, rarely seen silver big radium dial plus the superb condition makes this timepiece certainly a connoisseur’s choice and a great addition to every high-class watch collection.​

​I welcome and will respond to your request on my address: