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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 179

Art Nouveau 8-day going easel desk-clock; gilded brass and glass

CHF 500 - 1,000

EUR 500 - 950 / USD 550 - 1,100 / HKD 4,200 - 8,400


Sold: CHF 575

Gilded brass and glass, 8-day going, keyless-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped, Art Nouveau, easel desk-clock, with painted dial showing the castle of Chillon at the end of Lake Geneva and the Dents du Midi in the Chablais Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais.

Movement 19’’’ (probably by Angelus), rhodium-plated, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, two adjustments.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Asprey, London

Model made in Switzerland

Year circa 1900-1910

Movement No. 13 694

Case No. 12 572 (by “A.I.”, Switzerland)

Material gilded brass and glass

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement, 2 adjustments (probably by Angelus)

Height 100 mm.

Width 77 mm.

Weight 280 gr. (approx.)

Signature case


The Dents du Midi are a three-kilometre-long mountain range in the Chablais region of the Valais (canton of Valais, Switzerland). They overlook the Val d’Illiez and the Rhone valley to the south, face the Lac de Salanfe, an artificial reservoir, and are part of the Giffre massif. From Lake Geneva (Haut-lac), the summits can be seen in a spectacular way.


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