Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 372

Gironde & Cie
Eight-day going carriage-clock, Grande et Petite Sonnerie, alarm, double date, moon phases; gilded brass

HKD 49,800 - 100,000

EUR 6,000 - 12,000 / CHF 6,300 - 12,600 / USD 6,400 - 12,700

Sold: HKD 67,500

Gilded brass, key-winding, vertical rectangular-shape, eight-day going, carriage-clock, with seven horological complications:
· Grande Sonnerie (in passing, at the quarters, strikes the hours and the quarter of hours, and, at the hour, the hours elapsed; on two steel gongs)
· Petite Sonnerie (in passing, at the quarters, strikes only the quarter of the hours, and, at the hour, the hours elapsed; on the same gongs); with position lever of “Petite Sonnerie”, “Silence” and “Grande Sonnerie” under the base
· Hour and quarter-hour striking on request (on the same gongs); activated by depressing the button on top of the cabinet
· Alarm on one gong via a small hammer (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
· Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 5 o’clock)
· Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 7 o’clock; indications given in French)
· Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock in the dial); with correction lever under the base

“One piece” case; the top with glazed aperture to view the escapement.

White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Spade” hands. Gilded brass false-plate.

Movement, 110 x 70 mm., two going barrels, plat-form escapement with lateral equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Gironde & Cie, Paris

Year circa 1870

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material gilded brass

Caliber lateral equilibrated lever escapement

Height 165 mm. (approx.; excluding the handle)

Width 98 mm.

Thickness 86 mm.

Weight 2.35 kg. (approx.)

Signature dial and movement

Accessories brass winding-key (No. 3 987)