Scarce Hamilton “Piping Rock” men’s Art Deco design wristwatch in solid 14K white gold with black enamel bezel, circa 1929.

Among the most recognizable and sought-after of the early Hamilton models, the “Piping Rock” has fantastic Art Deco stylized Roman numerals set in black enamel and articulated lugs that flex to make the watch conform to the wrist profile. It was named for the exclusive Piping Rock Club on Long Island, New York, which opened in 1912 and counted J.P. Morgan, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Averell Harriman, and other American business and social elite among its members. The watch was priced at $125.00 in 1929 and only 5,981 produced in white gold. This example is in crisp, excellent condition showing only very slight wear. It is among the nicest I have ever offered. Enamel is superb and complete, with only a few microscopic marks. Hinged lugs are superb and undamaged. Caseback is excellent, with a small monogram. Case measures 43mm long and 29mm wide. Refinished inlaid enamel dial is superb. Has new glass crystal. The watch is powered by its correct 19-jewel Hamilton grade 979-F manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.

Price $2,200. SOLD