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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 15, 2016

LOT 63

JULES JURGENSEN MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT-SECOND CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, No. 15199. Made circa 1894. Very fine and very rare, minute repeating, 18K gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch with split seconds chronograph, instantaneous 60-minute register and Jurgensen's patented bow hand-setting mechanism.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", polished, hinged gold cuvette White enamel with roman numerals, outer minute track and concentric red painted fifth of a second indexes, outer Arabic five minute/second numerals, subsidiary seconds at 6, 60-minute register at 12. Blued steel Breguet hands. 18''', rhodium-plated, 32 jewels, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance- spring, index regulator, repeating on two gongs activated by a slide in the band.

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,300 - 8,400

Sold: CHF 11,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-33-71-01

Good

Restored

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 53 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen, p. 281.