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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 185

Ernest Borel
8-day going desk-clock, animated dial; “Cocktail”; gilded brass

CHF 800 - 1,600

EUR 750 - 1,450 / USD 900 - 1,750 / HKD 6,700 - 13,400


Sold: CHF 525

Gilded brass, 8-day going, keyless-winding, round-shaped, desk-clock, with animated dial; hour and minute hands partially hidden by a set of discs forming a kaleidoscope in permanent rotation when the clock movement is running.

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-6-8


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3**


Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Ernest Borel, Le Noirmont (Bernese Jura)

Reference 50-8

Year circa 1955-1960

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material gilded brass

Caliber 544-1280, lever escapement (based on calibre 544 by Arthur Imhof S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds)

Height 112 mm.

Width 97 mm.

Weight 640 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial


The clock is accompanied with a watch:

“Lanco” by Langendorf Watch Company
Animated dial; “Lanco Surprise”; gilded-plated metal and stainless steel

Gilded-plated metal and stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with round bezel, snap-on case-back, silver colour dial with animated dial; one disc forming a kaleidoscope in permanent rotation when the watch movement is running.

Brand Langendorf Watch Company, Langendorf, Solothurn / Soleure
Model “Lanco Surprise”
Year circa 1955-1960
Movement unnumbered
Calibre 1022, 10’’’ ½
Case unnumbered
Bracelet brown leather strap; gilded metal buckle
Dimensions 40 x 33.1 mm. / Ø 30.9 mm. (bezel)
Signature dial
Accessories original fitted box

Condition report: C 3 - D 3-01 - M 3 * -A


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.