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Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 172

L. Pell
Pocket watch; “Observatus Stabilis”; 14K yellow gold

CHF 800 - 1,600

EUR 770 - 1,540 / USD 870 - 1,740 / HKD 6,800 - 13,600

14K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Case-back polished, with engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) the cypher “F B”; gold cuvette (dome) engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the mentions “Bulletin I Classe / St Imier / mi-Chronomètre / L. Pell / rue du Mont-Blanc 3, Genève” and “Souvenir de L C. / 7 Sept. 1905”.

White enamel dial, with radial Roman numerals; gilded metal “Louis XV” hands.

Movement 18’’’ ½, ¾ plate, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-19



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand L. Pell, Geneva

Model “Observatus Stabilis”

Year circa 1905

Movement No. 5 372

Case No. 5 372

Material 14K yellow gold

Diameter 51.2 mm.

Caliber 18’’’ ½, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 88.6 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

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