The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 24

Graham & Colley, London, No. 6618, hallmarked 1755 on inner case, 1757 on the outer.Very fine 22 ct. gold pair-cased early cylinder watch.

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

USD 2,500 - 3,500

Sold: CHF 10,350

C. Stamped SG, for either Solomon Gibbs or Stephen Goujon. Outer: two-body, polished. Inner: two-body, 'bassine', polished, gilded dust cap. D. White enamel, Roman chapters, outer minute ring with five-minute Arabic numerals. Blued-steel 'beetle and poker' hands. M. 34.5 mm o, hinged gilt brass full plate with square baluster pillars, fusee and chain, cylinder escapement, overbanking pin mounted directly on the staff, brass escape wheel, plain steel three-arm jewelled balance with top diamond enstone, single-footed cock numbered 6618 underneath, pierced and engraved with asymmetrical foliage with a mask at the base, worm andwheel set-up.Signed on the movement and the dust cap.Diam. 49 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, page 130-131.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 4 - 10 - 15
Movement: 3 - 5 - 6*
Dial: 3 - 01


Colley Thomaswas Graham's apprentice and successor along with Samuel Barkley, Graham's foreman. From 1754 he worked alone. The present lot must be one of the first made following Graham's death. He died in 1771.