Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 10, 2013


TAVANNES FOR HERMES, LARGE WATERPROOF CHRONOGRAPH Tavannes for Hermes. Made in the 1940s. Very fine and rare, waterproof, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph and registers.

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 50,000 - 66,000 / USD 6,400 - 8,500

Sold: CHF 7,500

Three-body, polished and brushed, concave lugs, flat bezel, screw-down case back. Silver with painted Arabic numerals , subsidiary dials for the seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour register, 1/5 second/minute divisions with five minute radial Arabic numerals, outer red telemeter scale, blue tachometer scale. Blued steel feuille hands. 13''', rhodium-plated, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Dial signed, case numbered. DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Found very rarely with a screw-down case, this beautiful chronograph made for Hermes has been kept in almost new condition with a beautiful sharp case and a warm silver dial with contrasting red and blue scales.