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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, November 14, 1993
Louis Berthoud No. 2461 - 53, sold to M. le Général Cafarelli, Prefet Maritime de Brest, on 16 Messidor year XI (5 July 1803) for 70 Louis. Early silver pocket chronometer.
C. Three body massive "à double fond" with fixed cuvette and concealed hinges, polished, polished, typical of Louis Berthoud's pocket "montres marines", made by Joly (Master mark). D. White enamel with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds made by Lucard (signed on the enamel backing); blued-steel Breguet hands. M. Frosted and gilt full plate with brass cylindrical pillars secured by pins, fusee with chain, maintaining power, typical Loius Berthoud's pivoted detent escapement and three-arm compensation balance conical balance spring. Signed on the dial, dial plate and back plate. In very good condition in a three body mahogany deck watch box with brass fittings. Diam. 68 mm.D. White enamel with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds made by Lucard (signed on the enamel backing); blued-steel Breguet hands.