The Sandberg Watch Collection

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Mar 31, 2001

LOT 324

James Harmar, London, circa 1715.Very fine and rare large rock crystal skull, fitted with a gold-mounted watch.

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

USD 9,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 26,450

C. Three-body, made of three solid pieces of rock crystal, the top and the bottom mounted in gold engraved frames, the lower frame housing the movement, the jaw articulated on the sides. D. Silver, champlevé with Roman chapters and half-hour divisions, outer minute ring with Arabic five-minute numerals. Blued-steel, 'beetle and poker' hands. M. 39.5 mm o, hinged, gilt brass full plate, tulip pillars, fusee and chain for the going train, English single-footed cock pierced and engraved with symmetical foliage and a mask in the base, rack and pinion with silver plate.Signed on the dial and movement. Dim. Length 85 mm, width 50 mm, height 80 mm. Published in the Sandberg book, pages 376-377.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3 - 30
Movement: 3 - 5 - 6*
Dial: 3 - 6 - 01