Rockford Solid 14K Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watch with Multi Color Gold Appliqué
Between 1890 and 1910, Art Nouveau destroyed the historic distinction between fine and applied arts. The artistic movement influenced interior design, furniture, textiles, ceramics, jewelry and here, in all its golden glory, a 1902 Model 4 Rockford pocket watch.
The perfection and lyrical romanticism of the Rockford’s 14k case’s flowing floral designs and bold shield captivate and delight the eye. The fine tool work enveloping its sides are a tactile delight and a testimony to hand engraving skills as masterful as any practiced by Swiss artisans.
Opening the Model 4’s case reveals an oasis of calm: a minimalist masterpiece of understated horology. The Rockford’s Grade 52 movement is more practical than spectacular, but none the worse for it: a solid piece of American engineering as reliable as the day it was born.
If you want to add a museum quality Art Nouveau timepiece to your collection, here it is.
All our treasured timepieces are completely disassembled, expertly cleaned and oiled using the finest quality watch oil and gear grease, and adjusted for accuracy. Full one year warranty.
Manufacturer Location: Rockford, Illinois
Movement Serial Number: 608357
Estimated Production Year: 1902
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 1 of 15
Total Production: 11,800
Jewel Setting: Screw-Set
Movement Configuration: Hunting
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Standard Dial Type: Double-Sunk
Railroad Grade: No