JUVENIA ARITHMO STEEL AND GOLD
Juvenia was founded in 1869 by Jacques Didisheim. Mr Jacques dedicated the name of his business to his wife, naming the company with her name. Over the years, Juvenia has become one of the most important Swiss watchmaking brands. It has been making watches of remarkable quality since the early 1900s such as the Sextant, a watch inspired by the sextant, a navigational instrument used to measure the angular distance between two points. Another very famous Juvenia watch is the Arithmo. One of the most distinctive features of the Juvenia Arithmo is its complex dial, which displays not only the time but also various mathematical and scientific functions. The dial features a series of concentric circles and rotating discs, each with their own set of numerals and markers. This allows the wearer to perform complex calculations and measurements directly on the watch, without the need for additional tools or instruments.
This Arithmo is a very rare steel / gold example of this historic Juvenia wristwatch. The beauty and rarity of this watch is enhanced by the extremely unusual combination of steel and gold for the case. In fact, most Arithmo watches were made of stainless steel. This Arithmo is exceptionally well preserved, the case is crisp and sharp with inner and outer caseback engravings still clearly visible, the manual wind caliber is perfect, the dial is basically mint. The watch comes on a brown leather strap. Undoubtedly an excellent and extremely rare watch to add to a vintage watch collection.
Serial Number 169,XXX, Year circa 1950’s.