Marvin E. Newman - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX Hong Kong Monday, May 28, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Marvin E. Newman
    Year: Circa 1950
    Case No: 742'651
    Material: 14K yellow gold
    Calibre: manual, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: stainless steel gilt buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present piece exemplifies how even minor brands are capable of surprising the modern-day collector with astounding vintage pieces, featuring striking designs of both case and dial. When such a piece arrives to us in the condition of the present watch, it truly represents a rare and unmissable opportunity for the collector of vintage and rare timepieces

    The present Marvin chronograph features a very unusual case design, defined by the sculpted angular hinged lugs and hinged case back with inner additional back. Such a design is already showing influences of the trend typical of the 1960s and 1970s, characterized by elaborate sculpted case constructions. The details of the case are in excellent condition and a joy both to behold and to wear as well. The condition and attractiveness of the case is matched, and maybe even surpassed, by the black multi-scale dial. Featuring design elements typical of the 1940s and early 1950s - a very appealing contrast with its more modernist case - it sports a black gloss dial, today aged with a light matte patina, oversized subsidiary counters, and three scales in three different colors: the inner yellow one bearing the classical fifths of a second combined with five minutes Arabic divisions, the middle orange telemeter scale, and an outer white railway tachymeter scale. A true compendium of the traits most sought-after in vintage chronographs.


A very fine, unusual and extremely well-preserved yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with multi-scale black dial and hinged lugs

Circa 1950
35mm diameter
case, dial and movement signed

HK$100,000 - 150,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

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