The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 241

Jacques Bulcke, France, circa 1590.Fine and very rare gilt metal oval single-hand watch.

CHF 14,000 - 18,000

USD 8,500 - 11,000

Sold: CHF 18,975

C. Two-body, 'fermée' type, domed hinged polished cover and back, the back with round shutter, fluted band decorated with geometrical pattern. D. Oval, gilded, central round 24 hour chapter ring with I to XII radial Roman chapters and star half-hour markers, inner ring from 13 to 24, touch pins for night reading, framed by finely engraved flowers, foliage, cornucopias and vases. Blued-steel 'beetle' hand. M. 41 x 51 mm, oval, gilt brass full plate, turned baluster pillars, fusee and gut line, shrt four-wheel train, the first one with six-leaf pinion, the other with five, two-arm steel circular foliot, elongated gilt pinned pierced and foliage engraved cock, wheel and click set-up, the border engraved with scrolls and flowers.Signed on the back plate.Dim. 72 x 49 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 38-39.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3 - 15
Movement: 4 - 8*
Dial: 3 - 01