Important Watches, Wristwatches and c...

Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

LOT 414

J. Auricoste (Paris), circa 1920. Fine 18 ct. gold keyless lever watch with split seconds chronograph and instantaneous 30 minute recorder.

CHF 2,000 - 2,400

Sold: CHF 2,990

C. Three piece, massive, "bassine", polished. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals, outer Arabic minute and chronograph ring, sunk subsidiary seconds and minute register. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 18"', gilt brass, 21 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Split second chronograph with visible work, button on the winding crown and push piece in the band. Signed on the dial. In very good condition with photocopies of a contemporary advertisement for the Chronographe Just, the Trade Mark registered by J. Auricoste as a sub-make for his second class chronographs. Diam. 53 mm.

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Good example of a first class chronograph, sold by J. Auricoste who also used the Trade Mark "Excelsior" as a sub-make for regular watches. Jules Auricoste, rue de la Bootie, Paris, was the successor of E. Thomas.