There were versions of the top-winding wristwatch in steel and gold during the 1930's. Antiquorum's Quarter Millennium catalog lists both: steel lot #54; 31mm case, 11 ligne calibre and gold lot #184; 29mm case, also 11 ligne calibre. They were congfigured this way because a pocket watch lepine-type movement was used which mandated the crown and sub-seconds on the same axis.
A very clever and unusual model that also used a lepine movement during the same period were the 150th anniversary models from 1935 (remember, this was before the factory discovered their actual founding date of 17 September 1755). In this case, the winder was kept at 3 o'clock by positioning the sub-seconds at 9.