Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 376

ALEXANDER CUMMINGS LONDON SILVER Alexander Cummings, London, No. 1049. Very fine and very rare silver pair cased dumb half-quarter-repeating watch with à tact option

CHF 2,800 - 3,800

HKD 23,000 - 31,000 / USD 2,800 - 3,800

Sold: CHF 3,500

OUTER: Two-body, polished. INNER: two-body, "bassine" with curved-in edge, polished. White enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Gold "spade" hands. 37 mm. hinged, frosted gilt full-plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, cylinder escapement with Cummings curved teeth of the escape wheel, brass balance with flat balance spring, single-footed clock, striking on steel block fixed to the case by depressing the pendant, gilt brass dust cup, lever for à tact option at 7 o'clock.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-8*


Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Signed on the movement and dust cup. DIAM. 55 mm. THICKNESS 31 mm.