Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 36

Montres F. M. Du Roy
Heavy self-winding football referee’s chronograph, central counter; limited edition; 18K yellow gold

CHF 5,000 - 10,000

EUR 4,600 - 9,100 / USD 5,400 - 10,800 / HKD 41,900 - 84,000

18K yellow gold, self-winding, vertical tonneau-shaped, heavy football referee’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, 45-minute graduated bidirectional revolving bezel, gold colour dial with radial indexes, subsidiary seconds at 12 (inside the aperture) and two horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces)
· Dragging 45-minute counter (exterior graduation with central index)

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Du Roy, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Reference OS 001

Year circa 1980-1990

Case No. 94 (by Ervin Piquerez, Bassecourt, Canton of Jura)

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet brown leather Du Roy strap

Buckle gilded metal Du Roy double folding deployant clasp

Diameter 39 mm. (bezel)

Caliber based on ETA 2892 A2, adjusted

Height 47.4 mm.

Width 41.1 mm.

Signature dial and case


This watch is part of a very small series of wristwatches made in the 1980s-1990s, especially for football referees, by the watch brand Montres F. M. Du Roy, from La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Neuchâtel mountains, whose slogan was “La passion du sport” (Sport with Passion). This brand is also known to have made watches especially for golfers.


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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.