Only Online Auction

Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 97

Election, Emile Gander & fils
Pocket watch; 18K pink gold

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

EUR 965 - 1,930 / USD 1,090 - 2,180 / HKD 8,500 - 17,000

18K pink gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Case-back polished, with engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) the cypher “A S”.

White enamel dial, with suspended “Breguet” numerals; blued steel “Spade” hands.

Movement 20’’’, matt gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator with micrometric screw.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Election, Le Locle

Year circa 1910-1920

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 164 645

Material 18K pink gold

Diameter 53.4 mm.

Caliber 17’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 82.9 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories copy of the invention patent


Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 41 142, delivered on September 18, 1907, to Les Fils de L. Braunschweig, Fabrique Election, Société Anonyme, La Chaux-de-Fonds, for a “Mécanisme de remontoir et de mise à l’heure”.


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