Enamel 40

Approximate Period 1660 - 1880

Available in three sizes - 40.5 mm, 43 mm or 45 mm

Enamel is a glass-hard protective layer is fired on metal surfaces. This process, carried out at a furnace, is very complex and expensive. The material takes countless steps through to the finished product. Enamel is heat resistant and acid-resistant. The very smooth surface prevents rusting of the dial and is very resistant to scratches, dust or dirt. The pressure on the dial is applied by hand and then baked later. You can even wipe it with a wet cloth without damaging the dial. Enamel dials often survive many centuries and can be restored - an essential detail for a high quality timepiece that you wear over many decades. Only enamel dials really suitable as heirloom. Between 1660 - 1880 the dials of high-quality pocket watches were manufactured from enamel. Later, most were made of metal or brass due to cheaper production. Today dials are made of 99% brass, and very rarely of silver. The surface of modern dials is just painted. The paint layer is very sensitive, so much so that the first service can cause unpleasant small scratches or stains. Often it is enough for a dial to be touched with your fingers, and it's worthless. Enamel leaves, however, are so robust that you can restore to "new condition" centuries later. Unfortunately enamel leaves are now produced only by special factories by hand and a single dial can sometimes cost over 5,000, - €. Another feature of the enamel leaves is the milky-white color which is somewhat reminiscent of ivory and therefore looks very classy. To offer such beautiful watches at affordable prices also brings Tourby back to enamel-painted dials. The dials are made of high quality sterling silver 925/000 on which a very thin layer of enamel is applied which is strikingly similar to real enamel. For the discerning customer Tourby also offers genuine enamel dials, which can be specially made by appointment.


All movements are shock-proof according to DIN 8308 standard and anti-magnetic according to DIN standard 8309th




manufactured watch case

40.5 mm wristwatches in vintage pocket-watch design

48 mm lug to lug

22 mm strap wide

8.75 mm thickness (without glas)

10.6 mm thickness total (incl. glas)

watch case made of stainless steel 


ETA Unitas 6498.1 Decorated SCDG

Swiss Made pocket-watch movement  (17 Jewels, 18.000 A/h, 48h power reserve)

Fine adjusted in 5 positions

Precision -2/+8 sec/day, after casing
Properly refined according to highest watchmaking standards
genuine 925/000 Sterling silver faces
heat-blued steel hands
Domed and anti-reflected sapphire glass on front

Sapphire display case back

Stainless steel clasp

Watch straps made of genuine Louisiana alligator skin or Cordovan Leather

Shipped in an attractive travel Leather case

anti-shock proof (DIN standard 8308)
antimagnetic 4,800 A (DIN standard 8309)


Prices for enamel-laquer models:


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Delivery time is 12 weeks

With this model, we have to make a price adjustment of + 100 euros from November 1st.

Enamel 40 Decorated SCDG with Cordovan strap * 1,425.00 Euro

Enamel 40 Decorated SCDG with Alligator strap * 1,500.00 Euro


Upgrades (Please click on the text for more informations):

Change to straight crown * free of charge

Folding clasp + 50.00 Euro

Sunburst winding wheels + 100.00 Euro

Premium movement + 600.00 Euro

Premium Top Grade movement + 1.250.00 Euro

Partial hand engravings on movement  + 600.00 Euro

Completely hand engravings on movement + 1,800.00 Euro

Live Pictures


Please click on the picture below to see a short video of the Enamel 40

Enamel 40 and Argentum 40 side by side. Different is only the color of the face. The Enamel model has a cream-white face and the Argentum has a silver-champagne colored face.

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