Geneva, Nov 06, 2022

LOT 254


CHF 35,000 - 55,000

EUR 36,000 - 57,000 / USD 34,800 - 55,000 / HKD 274,000 - 430,000

Sold: CHF 42,500

Very fine and important 18K gold hunting-cased, pocket chronometer, with one minute tourbillon regulator with pivoted detent escapement with gold escape wheel. Made for the Spanish market.

Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Ernest Guinand, Switzerland

Year Circa 1880

Case No. 3868/12608

Material 18K gold

Diameter 54 mm.

Caliber 19''' nickel plated, Geneva "fausses côtes" decoration, caliber in the form of conjoined initials, 12 jewels on the carriage, pivoted detent escapement with gold escape wheel, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with index regulator. Ernest Guinad's three-arm polished steel carriage of the second type, driven by the third wheel.


Made with a calibre similar to that of Guinand No. 3321, sold by Antiquorum in Hong Kong, on 18 June 1994, but nickel plated instead of engraved gilt brass, this chronometer was certainly completed by the time of his death, if not by his successors.Ernest Guinand, from Le Locle (Switzerland), who died in 1879, together with Auguste Grether from Ponts-de-Martel (1817-1879), was specialised in the production of tourbillon carriages. His production of tourbillon began in 1865/67, they were controlled in Neuchâtel.He produced three models of Tourbillon carriages. He worked for several important makers including Girard-Perregaux and Montandon. It seems that No. 1060, sold to Girard-Perregaux, was the first, but does not carry his signature. From the study of the Observatory of Neuchatel records, the number of tourbillons supplied to Girard-Perregaux can be esteemed between 22 and 25. Most of his carriages were not signed and can only be identified by their shape.