“Holy Grail” dial Speakeasy


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21 jewel Illinois movement from 1924

Stainless steel,  Water Resistant to 50 meters (150 feet). The Speakeasy case is evocative of the Roaring 20's in the USA. Art Deco was the design of the era, and is reflected in architecture (Empire State Building, Chrysler Building), art (Picasso), and fashion. The case is a limited edition series of 150 , the numbers 1 through 10, have special movements. this is numbered on the side of case Number 4.

44mm wide, 13.5 mm thick, 56 mm end to end.

21 jewel Vintage Illinois  American pocket watch movement. Manufactured in 1924. High grade, signed, Illinois  “The Governor”. Adjusted to 3 positions. Bimetallic balance wheel. Rose gold jewel cups, Rose gold Train wheels, Gold finished Swan neck regulator. Gold finished screws. Fantastic decorated finish.

Original to movement  midnight blue enameled gold. This is a “Holy Grail” dial – meaning, that is so rare that they are sought after by collectors worldwide. The dial is blue enamel over a gold top dial. The arabic numbers are raised but are part of the dial –  the dial artist  enameled the  dial around the numbers. The dial  has an embossed design in the center,  which is enameled over and gives the dial a 3 dimensional feel. The hands are the original gold “Cathedral style”  hands. The Illinois logo and sub seconds dial, are gold painted over the enamel.

Shown with a tan genuine Ostrich strap.

Number 4 in an case edition of 150.

All Rpaige watches come with a one year warranty.


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SKU: Speak4