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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2013

LOT 174

GIRARD-PERREGAUX ? JOHN HARRISON MARINE CHRONOMETER NO.5 Girard-Perregaux, ?John Harrison Marine Chronometer?, No. 5. Made in a limited number in 1993 to comemmorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of John Harrison (1693-1776). Fine, two-day marine chronometer. Accompanied by the original key.

C. Three-tier wooden box, the middle section with applied plaque, the lower section with flush handles in the sides, gimballed weighted steel bowl, screw-down bezel. D. Matte black with white painted Arabic numerals, outer minute track with luminous five-minute indexes, subsidiary seconds and power-reserve. Luminous steel epee hands, red seconds and power-reserve hands. M. Gilt with striped decoration, cylindrical pillars secured by screws, separate bridge for the spring barrel, applied plaque inscribed ?JH No.5?, fusee and chain with Harrison?s maintaining power, Earnshaw?s spring footed-detent escapement with jewelled locking stone, jeweled to the center, free-sprung Guillaume integral balance with four cylindrical weights, helical balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 19 cm square.

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 25,000 - 41,000 / USD 3,200 - 5,400

Sold: CHF 3,875

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original