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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 81

ARMAND SCHWOB & FRÈRE POCKET WATCH WITH MYSTERIOUS DISPLAY OF THE TIME; SILVER

Silver open-face, glazed on both sides, keyless-winding, roundshaped, mystery pocket watch. Movement, case and dial based on the Swiss invention patent No. 151, delivered on January 24, 1889, to Armand Schwob & Frère, Paris, for a "Une montre mystérieuse" (A mystery watch).

Brand Armand Schwob & Frère

Model "Montre mystérieuse"

Year circa 1900

Movement No. 2 000

Calibre  crescent-shaped, gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Case No. 1 008

Material silver

Caliber crescent-shaped, gilded brass, with going barrel,cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (gildedbrass) and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 54.5 mm.

Signature case

Accessories copies of the invention patent and an article relativeto this invention

HKD 15,000 - 23,000

CHF 2,000 - 3,000 / USD 2,050 - 3,050


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original