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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 110

L. LEROY & CIE

Pocket watch, minute-repeater, chronograph, minute recorder; 18K yellow gold. Very fine and rare 18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and three horological complications: • Minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 4 o’clock) • 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single round push-piece located on the winding-crown); safety bolt locking the chronograph’s functions (slide at 1 o’clock) • Instantaneous 60-minute recorder Case-back guilloché (engine-turned) with “sunray” motif; inside a cartouche at 6 o’clock, the cypher “R L.”. Gilded dial with suspended Breguet numerals. 18’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold and platinum poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; chronograph work on the top plate.

Brand L. Leroy & Cie, Paris

Model Horlogers de la Marine / 7 Bd de la Madeleine / Fondée / 13-15 Palais-Royal

Year Circa 1900

Movement No. 65951 (ebauche No. 7536)

Case No. 7536

Caliber 18''', lever escapement

Dimensions 54 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Box

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 10,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original