Only Online Auction

Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 91

Self-winding, chronograph, minute and hour counters, Grande Date, calibre 4500; limited edition of 100 pieces; gilded stainless steel

CHF 2,500 - 5,000

EUR 2,400 - 4,800 / USD 2,800 - 5,500 / HKD 21,100 - 42,200

Gilded stainless steel, self-winding, vertical “tonneau”-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, case-back screwed by eight screws, silver colour dial with radial luminescent indexes, subsidiary seconds at 6 and four horological complications:
· 1/8 second chronograph (activated by the two olive-shaped push-pieces)
· Dragging 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock)
· 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous Grande Date of the month (double aperture at 12 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Dubois-Despraz, Le Lieu (Vallée de Joux)

Model made for the 100th Anniversary of the manufacture (1901-2001)

Year 2001

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material gilded stainless steel

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle gilded metal buckle

Caliber 4500 (based on ETA 2892 A2 with additional modules by Dubois-Depraz)

Height 37.3 mm.

Width 40.8 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate of origin


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.