Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 27

“Telda” by Charles Nicolet Watch Co.
Chronograph, minute counter, calibre Venus 188; chromium-plated metal and stainless steel

CHF 300 - 600

EUR 275 - 550 / USD 325 - 650 / HKD 2,500 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 600

Chromium-plated metal and stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with round bezel, snap-on case-back, silver colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two rectangular-shaped push-pieces) with tachometric scale graduated for one mile (1 609.33 metres)
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Charles Nicolet Watch Co., Tramelan (Bernese Jura)

Model “Telda”

Year circa 1950

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material chromium-plated metal and stainless steel

Bracelet brown leather strap

Buckle stainless steel buckle

Diameter 35.4 mm. (bezel)

Caliber 13’’’ ½ (based on Venus 188 by Berret & Schmitz, Moutier)

Height 43.1 mm.

Width 35.6 mm.

Signature dial


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.