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Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Du Rhone, April 02, 2006

LOT 388

“St. John the Baptist Baptizing Christ” Adam Glück, Augsburg, dated 1675. Very fine single-hand pre balance-spring rock crystal watch.

C. Single piece of rock crystal formed as a cross, gilt finial, swivel pendant, loose ring, gilt hinged bezel with faceted rock crystal. D. Silver, convex, champlevé Roman numerals, center engraved with St. John the Baptist baptizing the Christ. Single blued steel “arrow” hand. M. Cross-shaped, hinged, gilt brass, baluster pillars, fusee and chain, four-wheel train with the center wheel set in the center, verge escapement, 3-arm brass balance, blued steel flat balance spring, irregular pierced and engraved balance cock. Signed on the movement. Diam. 85 x 41 mm

C. Single piece of rock crystal formed as a cross, gilt finial, swivel pendant, loose ring, gilt hinged bezel with faceted rock crystal.
D. Silver, convex, champlevé Roman numerals, center engraved with St. John the Baptist baptizing the Christ. Single blued steel “arrow” hand.
M. Cross-shaped, hinged, gilt brass, baluster pillars, fusee and chain, four-wheel train with the center wheel set in the center, verge escapement, 3-arm brass balance, blued steel flat balance spring, irregular pierced and engraved balance cock. Signed on the movement. Diam. 85 x 41 mm

CHF 30,000 - 40,000

108 20,000 - 26,000 / -

Sold: CHF 54,280


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3-17*

Good

Slightly spotted

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-5-05

Good

Poor

HANDS Luminous material reapplied

Notes

Adam Glück Was a well known Augsburg watchmaker in the mid-17th century. The current watch is unusual as it is dated. A very nice tulip-form watch by him is in the Musée National de la Renaissance (inv. E.Cl. 20707).