In 1860, Jacques Didisheim, a descendant of an Alsatian family, founded a watchmaking workshop in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Juvenia is named after his wife. Several years later, the manufacture was re-established in La Chaux-de-Fonds, this was an ideal location for developing the brand. In 1880 they became one of the first watchmaking houses to make ladies' watches. 1908 saw the introduction of a range of extra-flat movements which they manufactured in-house. In 1914 they showcased at the Swiss National Exhibition the world's thinnest watch at that time. It measured 9.5mm in diameter and 2.5mm in thickness. Over the years they have become famous for original and avant-garde designs. Their success continued with the opening of 2 Boutiques in Shanghai and Beijing in 2009.
Here we have a 1960s Juvenia Rivoli with a 29mm "Ellipse" polished stainless steel case. The design of the case sits on the wrist like a cushion. A lug to lug length of 29mm and a thickness of just 6.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist. The integrated bracelet effortlessly wraps your wrist. A flat crystal sits above a crisp white dial. Printed Roman numerals radiate around the inner minute track. Elegant leaf hands complete this attractive dress watch. On the reverse, a snap-off case back. Inside a Manually Wound Juvenia Cal. 1105, 17 jewel movement. The watch comes fitted on its original Juvenia integrated bracelet with a mesh design and a signed folding clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Juvenia box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original stainless steel integrated signed bracelet. The watch is from Circa. 1960s and is sold in unworn, new old stock condition, do note any signs of wear are from storage in the roughly 70+ years. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
I have owned and sold many "Ellipse" style watches over the past few years, a fair few people really don't like them, but many of you do, including me! I think they look fantastic on the wrist and the Patek Ellipse is one of the classiest watches out there, so when more affordable vintage watches are out there with similar design notes, I'm all for them!