Unique Asprey Domino Watch

€5.750

This timepiece is curated from Carlo Biagiolis private collection.

Here's his take:
"The so-called Domino watch made by Asprey, built on a domino tile made of ivory, and the front is ebony. A unique piece, custom made by maybe the most important and influential jeweller on Bond Street in London. One can only imagine how extraordinary it must have been to request such a custom piece back in the 1940s – not only because of the domino base and its materials, but also because of the size of 43 mm. I bought this piece several years ago in an auction, a truly unique piece which made me hunt for similar watches in the years after."

Here's ours:
This is an exceptionally rare and highly unusual watch by one of the world’s most renowned jewelers, Asprey. Founded in the 18th century in England, Asprey was awarded its first Royal Warrant in 1862 for Queen Victoria. Asprey was also an esteemed Rolex stocking that provided many of the watches to the Sultan of Oman ! This watch is a  43x21mm watch in steel / chrome that has a ebony front case. The small watch face features a black dial with the Asprey name in silver. The most interesting element is on the reverse of the watch. Turn it over and you are greeted by an actua livory domino stone – ‘Double Five’! This stone is in lieu of a caseback and is affixed with two small screws which gives access to the manual wind movement that has been fully serviced by our watchmaker. This is a very rare and possibly unique watch from one of the most esteemed retailers in history!



Specifications:

- Asprey Domino Watch
- Dating to the 1940s.
- 43x21mm case
- Ivory domino stone caseback and Ebony front
- Black dial with silver painted numerals and baton hands
- steel beads of rice style bracelet
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping


Read the interview about Carlo and his life as a collector
here

Our Service

Each vintage timepiece is individually selected and carefully inspected by our team of experts. After we buy a watch it is mechanically inspected and fully checked by our watchmaker. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced and tested to ensure it is running to our exacting standards.

We will always describe the watch as fully as we can in our sales texts. Our zoomable images are of the highest possible quality and form an important part of each watch’s description. We will never hide or cover up any element of any watch we sell.

Key to our unparalleled service is Fedex Priority shipping, fully insured. Once you have received your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14 days return policy. Simply return the watch to get a full refund of the original purchase price.

Our Warranty

We offer a one-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch, starting from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the waterproof nature of any (vintage) watch, unless expressly made in writing. Therefore, our warranty will not cover any damage done to the case and/or movement by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not apply to accidental damage or mishandling of your watch and does not extend to the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

We Love Watches

We are passionate about vintage watches and we love talking about them! That is why we don't sell our watches with a simple "Add to cart" button, but instead try to emulate a truly boutique experience online. Helping you find your perfect vintage watch is our Watch Department’s raison d’etre. Whatever you would like to ask, please do. Building our community of watch lovers is central to our mission at Bulang and Sons.

We Know Watches

At Bulang and Sons we have sold thousands of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs who are all part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We have a great reputation for offering only the highest quality watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.

We Guarantee Watches

As collectors, we know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore, we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch. You can relax and enjoy your deal with Bulang and Sons.

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