Sp loading
LOADING IMAGES
Click to full view

Image

Important Wristwatches, Watches & Clocks

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, October 17, 1992

LOT 421

Albert H. Potter & Co. Geneva, No. 24, made, circa 1880. Rare18 ct. gold, hunting cased, keyless pocket chronometer.

C. Three body, massive, bassine et filets, engine-turned. D. white enamel with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 21-, nickel plated, patented caliber, fausses côtes decoration, 21 jewels, majority in screwed gold settings, great wheel screwed on to the barrel cap. Patented pivoted detent escapement, shock-absorbing counterpoised and off-set passing spring. Two armed cut bimetallic balance, helical balance spring, free sprung with terminal curves. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 56 mm.

C. Three body, massive, bassine et filets, engine-turned.
D. white enamel with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands.
M. 21-, nickel plated, patented caliber, fausses côtes decoration, 21 jewels, majority in screwed gold settings, great wheel screwed on to the barrel cap. Patented pivoted detent escapement, shock-absorbing counterpoised and off-set passing spring. Two armed cut bimetallic balance, helical balance spring, free sprung with terminal curves. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 56 mm.

CHF 28,000 - 32,000

Sold: CHF 23,000



Notes

This watch employs three of Potter's patents, the details of which are engraved on the bridges. The plate design, which is virtual machining from the solid, was patented on January 4, 1876, the escapement and presumably the great wheel design, on October 11, 1875. Albert Potter's work is not only rare, but always of top quality and completely original design.