• Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling
  • Circa 1915’s Tavannes - Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling

Circa 1915’s Tavannes with Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling

Brand:Tavannes
Model:Lepine
Year:Circa 1915
Material:Sterling
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:32.5mm
Size - length including lugs:41mm
Condition:Very good
Price: $995

Circa 1915’s Tavannes with Lepine movement caliber 330 in sterling

Beautiful and interesting Tavannes with a Lepine movement reference 331-333 forms. The dial is white in enamel. The Arabic numbers are in black. The sub second counter is at 9 o’clock and the watch comes with cathedral hands. The watch comes with a removal “Trench guard” designed to protect the watch crystal. The case is “Fahys” in sterling with Patent Pending and number 10320079.
The movement is a Tavannes caliber 330 with engraved on the movement “Tavannes Watches” 15 jewels – Swiss – US Pat 24 May 1904 number #9007692. Very collectible timepiece.

History

The Tavannes Watch Co. was born in 1891 by H.F. Sandoz. A few months later the company already produces 150 watches and 60 clocks. In the 1910-1920’s the company became the fourth manufacture in the world and then in the 1930’s it produced 4000 watches per day. In 1903, comes the name Cyma, name associated with the extra slim pocket watch with lever movement and chronometer certification, both names are used as brands. The Schwob had an exclusive contract to buy the Tavannes production to sell it around the world. After a strategic meeting, in 1948, the Schwob decides to abandon the name Tavannes on the dial to only Cyma. In 1966, the company is sold to Ebauches SA.

Technical details

Tavannes caliber 330 series 13” with 15 jewels. This movement was made in Lepine Ref 331-333 forms. The movement bears a reference to a US Pat 24 may 1904. This is a reference to patent US 760647 for a negative set stem winding and setting mechanism granted to Sandoz on that date, a US version of a Swiss patent CH-28243 granted to Sandoz in 1903. On the movement comes Tavannes Watch – Swiss and the number 9007692.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 32.5mm
Length including lugs: 41mm

Price: $995