Gübelin Ipso Matic in 35 mm steel case 1950’s
Gübelin is a renowned Swiss luxury brand with a history spanning over 160 years. Founded in 1854 by Eduard Jakob Gübelin in Lucerne, Switzerland, the company initially focused on trading and crafting gemstones. Over time, Gübelin became known for its exceptional gemstones, renowned for their quality and beauty. The brand expanded into jewelry design, incorporating exquisite craftsmanship and precious materials. Gübelin also was specialized in the middle of the 20th century, in selling high-end watches, such as Patek Philippe. This explains the occurrence of Patek Philippe wristwatches with the Gübelin retailer signature on the dial. Today, Gübelin remains a symbol of Swiss excellence and tradition in the world of fine jewelry and gemstones, offering a wide range of breathtaking creations that embody elegance and timeless beauty.
This beautifully preserved Gübelin Ipso Matic wristwatch dates back to the 1950’s. The case size is a stunning 35 mm excluding the winding crown. This creates a unique wrist presence for the wearer, which is also emphasized by the thickness of the case and heavy screwed case back. Inside the watch runs a beautifully finished Felsa based calibre 690 automatic. The dial has created a very charming and evenly spread ‘Crème Brulée’ patina which creates the ambiance of a high-quality vintage wrist watch which has lived its own story for decades. The dial is one of great quality. Look for example at the magnificently finished faceted applied hour markers in steel, which are placed within a part of the dial which catches the light just slightly different than the rest of the dial. Therefor, the sunlight is this watch best friend. There is so many to discover! To confirm the originality and honest vintage condition of this early Gübelin wristwatch, take a look at the sharp unpolished edges of the heavy case and presence of the original dust protection cap, for the movement.
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