Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 212

GIRARD PERREGAUX YELLOW GOLD HUNTING CASED Girard Perregaux, Chaux-de-Fonds, Swiss, case No. 28281, made for the South American market, circa 1875. Very fine and rare 18K gold, hunting-cased, Swiss pivoted detent pocket Chronometer with free-sprung spherical balance spring and special balance. Accompanied by a fitted box.

USD 2,500 - 3,500

HKD 19,000 - 27,000 / CHF 2,400 - 3,300

Sold: USD 3,125

Five-body, heavy, solid, "bassine et filets", engine-turned cover and case back with center shield, floral engraved band, gold hinged cuvette. Silver with applied gold floral decoration, painted radial Roman numerals, sunk subsidiary seconds dial, the center and outer border decorated with cast and engraved gold foliage. Gold cathedral hands. Cal 20''', 44 mm. nickel plated, Girard Perregaux caliber, geometric decoration, gold wheel train, 20 jewels in gold chatons, Swiss pivoted detent escapement, cut bimetallic two arm compensation balance with two gold sliding oval weights for temperature adjustment, gold timing screws, diamond end stone, free-sprung blued-steel spherical balance spring. Case and movement signed.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-35


To be restored

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3--51-01


Partially reprinted

HANDS Original


DIAM. 52 mm. THICKNESS 17 mm.