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Geneva, Jan 03, 2022
Doxa Watch Factory, Georges Ducommun
Oversize Art Deco pocket watch; silvered metal
CHF 300 - 600
EUR 300 - 600 / USD 350 - 650 / HKD 2,600 - 5,100
Silvered metal, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, oversized Art Deco pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.
Case-back stamped with an allegory of work, “Labor”, by Holy Frères, Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura), showing a blacksmith carrying a cogwheel near his furnace, in front of his anvil and hammer, compass and square, in an imaginary landscape showing a factory, an electric pole, a locomotive, a train, an automobile, an airship and a steamship, images of industrial and human progress, … if this idea was very beautiful before the butchery of the First World War, it is today a utopia in the age of global warming!
Silver stamped satiné dial with radial Roman numerals; the centre and the rim with varicoloured gold scrolled floral decoration and frieze; blued steel “Spade” hands.
Movement 23’’’, silver-plated, going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, uncut bimetallic compensated balance with poising screws and blued steel flat hairspring, polished steel index-regulator.