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Important Wristwatches, Watches & Clocks

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, October 17, 1992

LOT 38

Loehr, Perpetuelle, Breveté S.G.D.G., No. 1127, Swiss, circa 1885.

Small silver self winding watch. Four body bassine et filets, case with engine turned back. Silver cuvette. White enamel dial with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds. Patented gilt brass movement with the winding weight pivoted on the edge of the back plate, cylinder escapement. Diam. 46 mm.

CHF 1,400 - 1,600

Sold: CHF 1,380


Good example of the type of self winding watches, as patented in January 10th, 1878, by A. von Loehr, a Viennese engineer. For more development about this type of watches, see A. Chapuis and E. Jaquet, The füstory of the Self-winding watch, pages 213 to 217.