Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Mar 03, 2021

LOT 127

Lémania Watch Co.
Oversized pocket watch, chronograph, split-seconds, minute counter, high frequency; chromium-plated metal

HKD 10,400 - 13,800

CHF 1,200 - 1,600 / EUR 1,150 - 1,500 / USD 1,350 - 1,800

Sold: HKD 15,000

Chromium-plated metal, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, oversized pocket watch, made for sports timing, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and three horological complications:
· 1/10 second chronograph (activated by the winding-crown)
· Split-seconds (activated by the round push-piece located on the case-band at 11 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)

Case-back polished.

Silver colour dial with suspended Arabic numerals.

Movement 24’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, high frequency monometallic balance with gold poising screws and hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw; chronograph work and split-seconds work on the top plate.


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Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2 *
Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Lémania, L’Orient (Vallée de Joux)

Year circa 1960

Movement No. 525 497

Case No. unnumbered

Material chromium-plated metal

Diameter 64.6 mm.

Caliber 24’’’, straight-line lever escapement (36 000 v / h)

Signature dial