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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, December 11, 2014

LOT 40

BOVET FLEURIER SPORTSTER CHINESE ZODIAC STEEL Bovet Fleurier S.A., Genève, "Sportster, Certified Chronometer", Case No. 007136, Ref. C 803. Made in the 2000's. Fine and unusual, asymmetric, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with Chinese Zodiac dial, square button chronograph, registers, large date and a stainless steel Bovet deployant clasp.

Three-body, polished and brushed, rounded polished band, brushed inclined bezel, asymmetric Vendôme-type lugs with screwed bars at 6, extended mobile geometrical-shaped pendant and winding-crown at 12, screwed-down transparent case back, square chronograph buttons at 11 and 1, sapphire crystals. Black with printed silver Chinese characters for the hours, subsidiary sunk dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute register dials with unusual numeration, double aperture for the date at 12 with Arabic numerals. Steel skeletonized baton hands. Cal. 13BA01, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes, 28 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, 22K gold rotor.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, rounded polished band, brushed inclined bezel, asymmetric Vendôme-type lugs with screwed bars at 6, extended mobile geometrical-shaped pendant and winding-crown at 12, screwed-down transparent case back, square chronograph buttons at 11 and 1, sapphire crystals.
D. Black with printed silver Chinese characters for the hours, subsidiary sunk dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute register dials with unusual numeration, double aperture for the date at 12 with Arabic numerals. Steel skeletonized baton hands.
M. Cal. 13BA01, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes, 28 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, 22K gold rotor.

USD 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 31,000 - 46,000 / CHF 3,900 - 5,800

Sold: USD 4,875


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8-19

Good

Slightly scratched

Dent(s)

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm.