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SKU: vws3037

Alpina Art Deco Tank Case - Black Gilt Dial - c.1938

A Stunning Vintage Alpina Art Deco Tank Case with a Beautiful Black Gilt Dial and Lumed Hands, in Remarkable Condition, c.1938

Case
Stainless steel
Dial
Silver
Box
No
Papers
No
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Alpina Watches, renowned for their precision and durability, have a rich history that dates back to 1883. The brand was founded by Gottlieb Hauser, a Swiss watchmaker based in Geneva. Alpina quickly gained recognition for producing high-quality timepieces specifically designed for sports and adventure enthusiasts. In the early 20th century, Alpina introduced innovative features like anti-magnetic cases and shock-resistant mechanisms, setting new standards in watchmaking.What's on OfferThis watch is stunning - even more so in reality than in our pictures! The rich black dialboasts gilt Arabic numerals and a seconds counter at 6 o'clock framed by an Art Deco style detail around the outer perimeter. The hands still retain their original lume which has aged to a nice colour and corresponds with the rest of the dial. The tank case has been well-preserved and presents on fixed lug bars. Inside, the watch is powered by the 490, a great example of watchmaking in 1938 and provides a reliable performance. The rectangular shape was much more popular in the 1930s thanks to the Art Deco movement's fidelity to symmetry, and the dustproofing idea that Alpina incorporated into the crown remains revolutionary.This watch has been recreated by Alpina using the 490 movement, a testament to how well made this movement is! 

Case
Stainless steel
Dial
Silver
Box
No
Papers
No
Crystal
Acrylic
Bracelet
Leather Pin Buckle Strap
Winding
Manual
Movement Type
Mechanical
Calibre
601
Jewels
17
Power reserve
48hrs
Condition
Excellent
Date of issue
c.1960
Warranty
12 Months VWS
Width (without crown)
22mm
Lug width
19mm
Lug height
(lug to lug) 35mm
Wrist size
Adjustable

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