ENGLISH STERLING J W BENSON HALF HUNTER FOR GEORGE VI CORONATION 1937
Introducing the J W Benson Half Hunter Commemorative Watch for George VI Coronation in 1937 - a timepiece that not only tells the time and runs well, but narrates a story of elegance and historical significance.
Crafted by the esteemed jewellers J W Benson, renowned for their prestigious clientele, this sterling silver masterpiece is more than a watch; it's a piece of history. The 15-jewel 3/4 plate movement, adorned with a lever escapement, bears the signature of excellence synonymous with J W Benson. The company, founded in 1847, stood as a beacon of luxury during Victorian times, serving royalty across Europe, including the likes of QUEEN VICTORIA and the PRINCE OF WALES.
The sterling silver case, featuring flawless blue enamel Roman numerals on the front cover, showcases meticulous craftsmanship. The case has a smooth plain finish, with some unevenness to the back with the Royal cypher of George VI engraved on back along with his initials and the year 1937 as well the Royal Crown above making this watch rare.
The pristine white dial, signed by J W Benson, is a canvas of sophistication. Black hands, with one being dual swell for convenient time reading without opening the case, enhance the watch's functionality. Measuring at an impressive 52mm in diameter, this stem-set and stem-wound watch is not just an accessory; it's a statement.
Wearing or adding this watch to your collection is not merely acquiring a timekeeping device; it's embracing a tangible piece of history. An heirloom that whispers tales of regality and craftsmanship, the J W Benson Half Hunter Commemorative for George VI Coronation is an investment in both style and heritage.