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Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 87

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.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Doxa, Le Locle

Year circa 1910

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered (by Holy Frères, Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura)

Material silvered metal

Diameter 70.1 mm.

Caliber 23’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 216.2 gr. (approx.)

Signature cuvette (dome)


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