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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

LOT 14

J. Hovenschold in Stockholm, No. 586, circa 1800. Very rare giIt brass watch with special escapement.

C. Double body Louis XVI, polished. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals and diamond inlaid half hour divisions; Gold hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with turned pillars, fusee with chain, Sully type frictional rest escapement with single escape wheel and double pallets on the balance staff, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock pierced and engraved with the initiais of the maker. Signed on the dial and back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 49 mm.

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 6,325


This watch is described and illustrated by Daniels and Clutton in Watches, pl. 205.