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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 125

ASPREY FALLING BALL TIMEPIECE; SILVER, GILDED BRASS AND ENAMEL

Silver, gilded brass and enamel, falling ball-shaped timepiece to be suspended from the ceiling or a display to indicate the time thanks to the figure of Father Time. Polychrome silver enamel representing an outline map of the World with its countries, main capitals, oceans and seas.

Brand Asprey

Year circa 1960-1970

Calibre  35''' (probably by Thwaites & Reed Ltd., London), circular plates with pillars, brass, with gravitypowered, platform with lateral equilibrated lever escapement, cut compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel flat hairspring

Material silver, gilded brass and enamel

Caliber 35''' (probably by Thwaites & Reed Ltd., London), circular plates with pillars, brass, with gravitypowered, platform with lateral equilibrated lever escapement, cut compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 108 mm.

Signature case and movement

HKD 93,000 - 110,000

CHF 11,850 - 14,250 / USD 12,000 - 14,400


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original