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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 608

EIGHT-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER

Fine, 8-day going, rosewood, marine chronometer with power reserve indication.

Brand Clerke

Model Marina Chronometer

Year Circa 1870

Movement No. 557

Calibre  39’’’, brass half-plate with cylindrical pillars secured by screws, fuse chain. Earnshaw type detent escapement. The compensation balance is typical, with blued steel helical balance spring with terminals.

Case No. 557

Dimensions 20 X 20 X 21 cm

Signature Case and Dial.

Accessories Original winding key

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 32,000 - 48,000 / USD 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 6,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3

Good

Dial: 3-6

Good

Slightly oxidized


Notes

 F. W. Clerke was not merely a retailer of chronometer made up for him by others in the trade. In about 1870 he designed and made a short interval timer with split seconds facility, described in the journal of the Antiquarian Horological Society for March 20007. He is recorded as working at Cornhill, London, from 1863 until 1881, and died in 1885 at the age of 65.