Geneva, May 08, 2022

LOT 268


CHF 5,000 - 10,000

EUR 5,000 - 9,900 / USD 5,400 - 10,800 / HKD 42,100 - 85,000

Sold: CHF 10,000

Fine and very rare silver pair-cased, Sun and Moon watch with subsidiary seconds and date.
The case is engraved with inhabited foliage, silver champlevé engraved dial with scrolling foliage in which the Sun and Moon symbols, inlaid in a blued steel disc, appear alternatively in an open sector to indicate the hours of the day and night, marked along the rim in Roman numerals, the minutes being shown in the conventional manner on the outer Arabic ring, small subsidiary seconds, date aperture above chapter "XII".

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8-11


Slightly scratched

Slightly worn

Movement: 3-6-8*


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01-04


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Brand Fromanteel & Clarke, London, England

Year Circa 1700

Material Silver

Diameter 58 mm.

Caliber 18’’’, Hinged gilt brass full plate with gilt brass tulip pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain three-arm steel balance, flat balance-spring, gilt brass English cock pierced and engraved with foliage, streamers on the basket.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories an iron chain with a seal and a key


Watches from this early period which also show the seconds are extremely rare, even more so when fitted with a Sun and Moon type dial.This watch took part in a number of exhibitions: Le Temps, vite! at The Centre Pompidou in Paris, from January 13, 2000 to April 17, 2000; Tempo! at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome from July 28, 2000 to October 23, 2000; Arte y Tiempo at the Centro de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona, Spain, from November 29, 2000 to February 25, 2001.This watch is published in the Ruscitti book, as no. 11.