Only Online Auction

Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 4

Agassiz
Pocket watch, split-seconds chronograph, minute counter; 14K yellow gold

CHF 1,500 - 3,000

EUR 1,450 - 2,900 / USD 1,650 - 3,300 / HKD 12,700 - 25,300

Sold: CHF 2,125

14K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and three horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the round push-piece located on the crown)
· Split-seconds (activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band at 11 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)

White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; blued steel “Spade” hands.

Movement 17’’’, rhodium-plated, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw, adjusted; chronograph work and split-seconds work on the top plate.


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Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3**

Good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-71-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

HANDS Original

Brand Agassiz Watch Co., Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura)

Model made for the American market

Year circa 1910-1920

Movement No. 254 816

Case No. 254 816 (by “AW”, probably American Watch Case Co., New York)

Material 14K yellow gold

Diameter 46.9 mm.

Caliber 17’’’, straight-line lever escapement, adjusted

Weight 78.3 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial and movement

Notes

Please note that the ruby impulse-pin of the balance-wheel single-roller is missing; as a result the watch does not work and needs to be serviced.

CONDITIONS AND INFORMATION FOR BUYERS

The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

CONDITION REPORT CAN ONLY BE REQUESTED UP TO DECEMBER 22nd

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.