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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 245

Unsigned, probably the Horological School of Cluses (Haute-Savoie)
Demonstration model of an unusual pivoted detent escapement; gilded brass, wood and glass

CHF 2,500 - 5,000

EUR 2,300 - 4,600 / USD 2,700 - 5,400 / HKD 21,000 - 41,900

Sold: CHF 3,250

Gilded brass, key-winding, demonstration model of an unusual pivoted detent escapement, with monometallic balance and cylindrical hairspring; on a wooden base; under protective glass dome.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Brand Horological School , France

Year circa 1900

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material gilded brass, wood and glass

Length 172 mm.

Caliber unusual pivoted detent escapement

Dimensions (including glass dome)

Height 175 mm.

Width 177 mm.

Weight 2 100 gr. (approx.)

Accessories steel winding-key


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