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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 266

‘’12-HOUR REGISTER’’ GAULTIER PÈRE ET OLTRAMARE

Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, double-train early independent dead-seconds pocket watch with 60-minute and 12-hour register and virgule escapement.

Brand Gaultier Père & Oltramare

Model 12-Hour Register

Year Circa 1820

Case No. 649/176

Caliber 23’’

Dimensions 57 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

HKD 16,000 - 32,000 / USD 2,000 - 4,000

Sold: CHF 2,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched


Notes

It is unusual to find an independent dead-seconds watch with the rarely utilized virgule escapement and 12-hour register. The present watch is probably one of the first two-train independent dead seconds watches to have been made.