1915 Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph-wristwatch


This watch of exceptional historical interest was worn by Thomas Edward Lawrence, British archaeologist, officer and writer known as Lawrence of Arabia (1888-1935). Animating a rebellion against the Turks from 1916 to 1918, he freed the Arabic Middle East countries.

The chronograph-wristwatch powered by the calibre 18”’ SO PB CHRO, has an enamel dial, 1/5-second minute track, hollow Arabic numerals with inner 13-24 in red, small seconds at nine o’clock, 15-minute totalizer at 3 o’clock and blued steel Empire hands. The lentil-shaped 925 sterling silver case has a red gilt mono-pushbutton at 6 o’clock, and the caseback is with hinge, Louis XV crown, curved loops. The sewn “two leather straps” is closed by a silver buckle.