£600.00 (incl. VAT) £540.00 (incl. VAT)

Explore our collection of original WWI timepieces, featuring this sterling silver wristwatch with a high-grade movement. Hot enamel dial with distinctive vintage Red ‘XII’ and rarely seen subseconds at 9 o’clock position. A piece of military heritage.

Key Features

Moderately large 35mm Sterling Silver case, famous vintage red ‘XII’ on the original hot enamel dial with an unusual subseconds chapter at 9 o’clock, nice and clean condition for its 100-year old age.

Dating back to the trenches of WWI, early wristwatches were indispensable tools for field officers and specialists, including cavalrymen, pilots, chauffeurs, and motorcyclists. While most watches of the time were smaller and equipped with cheaper movements, this particular watch stands out. Featuring gold-plated bridges and a compensated balance, its movement sets it apart as a rarity among its peers.

Designed for better chronometry and reliability, it represents not only a field soldier’s essential companion but also attests to the discerning taste of high-ranking officers. With its good size and high quality movement, it embodies the epitome of military-grade precision and reliability.


Case and Strap

  • Hinged double case back
  • Wire type lugs (original)
  • Enamel dial, Red XII (original)
  • Sterling silver case, Swiss 0.900 hallmarks
  • Mineral domed crystal (old stock)
  • Genuine leather ‘aviator’ type strap, width 22mm

Dial and Hands

  • Unusual sub-seconds chapter at 9 o’clock
  • Tempered blue steel hands (original)
  • Enamel dial, posh red XII (original)


  • Width w/o crown 35 mm.
  • Width w/crown 39 mm.
  • Thickness w/0 strap 11 mm.
  • Thickness w/ strap 15 mm.
  • Strap width 22 mm.

Testing Results

  • Testing duration: 2 weeks cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 20-50 sec/day.

Servicing and Guarantee

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