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Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Du Rhone, April 02, 2006

LOT 405

“Automn Flowers” David du Chemin A Rouen, circa 1640. Fine gilt brass pre-balance spring, single-hand pendant watch.

C. Two-body, “bassine” with curved-in edge, formed of eight lobes engraved with repeated pattern, round pendant, loose ring. D. Gilt brass, champlevé radial Roman numerals, half-hour markers, central filled with engraved floral decoration. Blued steel “arrowhead” hand. M. 29 mm, hinged, gilt brass full plate, turned baluster pillars, fusee and gut, short train, verge escapement, circular iron foliot, irregular cock secured by a screw, pierced and engraved gilt brass click for the ratchet-wheel mainspring set-up. Signed on the back plate. Diam. 34 mm. To be sold without reserve

C. Two-body, “bassine” with curved-in edge, formed of eight lobes engraved with repeated pattern, round pendant, loose ring.
D. Gilt brass, champlevé radial Roman numerals, half-hour markers, central filled with engraved floral decoration. Blued steel “arrowhead” hand.
M. 29 mm, hinged, gilt brass full plate, turned baluster pillars, fusee and gut, short train, verge escapement, circular iron foliot, irregular cock secured by a screw, pierced and engraved gilt brass click for the ratchet-wheel mainspring set-up. Signed on the back plate. Diam. 34 mm. To be sold without reserve

CHF 6,000 - 9,000

108 3,800 - 5,800 / -

Sold: CHF 11,800


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-15

Good

Slightly rusted

Movement: 3-26*

Good

Upgraded

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original

Notes

David du Chemin was part of a family of watchmakers including Jacques, David, and the son of David. They moved from Rouen to Amsterdam, and then back to Rouen, in the mid 17th century. This lot was previously sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, on April 24, 2004, lot 513.