Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 66

J. Auricoste
Military fly-back “retour en vol” chronograph, minute counter, black dial; “Type 20”, so-called “Flymaster”; chromium-plated metal and stainless steel

EUR 1,800 - 3,600

USD 2,200 - 4,300 / HKD 16,600 - 33,200

Sold: EUR 2,600

Chromium-plated metal and stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, military wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, revolving fluted bezel, black colour dial with luminescent suspended Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
• Fly-back “retour en vol” 1/5 chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces)
• Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-55-01


Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original

Brand Auricoste, Paris

Model “Type 20”, so-called “Flymaster”

Year Circa 1955

Movement No. 802 411

Case No. 802 639 (5.099-54) (by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle)

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle stainless steel buckle

Diameter 37.9 mm. (bezel)

Caliber 14’’’ (based on cal. 2044 by Lémania, L’Orient-de-l’Orbe, Vallée de Joux)

Dimensions 47 x 38 mm.

Signature dial and case

Accessories an Italian diver’s wrist depth-meter with black rubber strap, circa 1975, model “Seemann Sub”