Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 394

A. LECOULTRE MINUTE REPEATER AND SPLIT-SECOND CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD A. LeCoultre, Geneva, No. 2586. Made for the American market, circa 1900. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, hunting cased, minute- repeating keyless pocket watch with split-seconds chronograph.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,300 - 9,400

Sold: CHF 16,250

Four-body, "bassine et filets". Hinged gold cuvette, glazed gold-rimmed cover to view the movement. White enamel, radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track and red painted Arabic five minutes/seconds numerals, outermost seconds divided into fifths, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel pear hands. 19''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 36 jewels, wolf's tooth winding, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 55 mm. THICKNESS 18 mm.