Stunning Omega ladies pocket watch in a highly unusual 12k solid gold case. About the size of a medium sized mans wrist watch this all original and in excellent condition. Looks just fantastic. The dial is unsigned but has all the visual hallmarks of Omega and may also be 12k gold. Guilloche engineered in the circular central area bounded by a coin edge. The saturated black Roman numerals are 99% complete and sit on a glistening circle of gold, enginineered with fine concentric circles. Further decorated with engineered dots for minutes with the outer boundary finished with a sigle line of coin edge. Magnificent blued steel Poire hands. Hardly a mark on the crystal.
The case is finely chased with a superb foliage design that shows some signs of ware but it has always been looked after. Central cartouche on the rear with no inscription. The bow and crown are both original and hallmarked. All 12k solid gold. Inside the case is London hallmarked for 1912 and makers mark Louis Weill.
The movement inside is Omega and stamped as such on the side facing the dial. It is also stamped with the Omega serial number which dates its manufacture to between 1908 and 1911. Inscribed on the face of the movement is Vincent Weymouth, Swiss. The watch runs well and keeps good time.
It's difficult to speculate the relationship (if any) between Omega, Louis Weill and Vincent Weymouth. Significant information is available on the internet about Weill. His company was an importer, case maker and watch maker. What function he had, if any, over and above being the case maker of this watch is impossible to tell. As for Weymouth, I can find nothing. I doubt whether he was the retailer. Could he be the person who commissioned the piece, instructing Weill who in turn manufactured the case and obtained an Omega movement? Who knows! There's nothing to confirm that the engraving of Weymouths name was carried out at the time of manufacture. All speculation and rather interesting however the movement is100% Omega and the case 100% solid 12k gold!
1900s Omega Ladies Pocket Watch 12k Solid Gold
Year 1908-1911 Case Metal 12k Solid Gold Back Metal 12k Solid Gold Back Type Hinged Diameter* 33.3 Power Manual Calibre TBA
*mm ex bow and crown