Geneva, May 14, 2023

LOT 77


CHF 12,000 - 22,000

EUR 12,300 - 22,400 / USD 13,600 - 24,800 / HKD 108,000 - 196,000

Sold: CHF 13,750

Fine and rare silver pair cased, moon phase astronoinical pre-balance spring watch.
Outer double body, polished, marked "I.E." double body, bassine, polished with split bezel and loose-ring pendant.
Small silver eccentric dial with Roman numerals, the centre pierced and engraved with strawberry flowers. Blued steel single hand. Small subsidiary silver dial for date, month, the signs of the Zodiac and time of the London tides. Matt gilt brass dial-plate with hands pointing to the apertures for days of the week with their corresponding planet symbols, phase and age of the moon.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-6-8*


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Joseph Munday London, England

Year Circa 1665

Material Silver

Diameter 57 mm.

Caliber 18''',Hinged gilt brass full plate with early Egyptian pillars, three wheel short train, fusee with gut-line, verge escapement with steel two-arm balance without spring, worm-and-wheel set-up with pierced blued steel brackets and silver regulator dise, gilt brass florally pierced and engraved cock secured by a screw.

Signature Movement


Watches giving the time of the London tides are extremely rare. They were made for navigators who needed to know the appropriate time for navigation on the Thames of which the flow varies according to the tides.