Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, Nov 12, 2006

LOT 11

?Russian Coach Watch? Peter Nordsteen à Moscou, No. 881. Made circa 1785. Very fine and extremely rare , large, silver, quarter repeating coach watch with alarm and date. To be sold without reserve

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

EUR 9,000 - 13,000 / USD 12,000 - 16,000

Sold: CHF 20,060

C. Two-body, entirely finely engraved, the back with four cartouches with masks and foliage, the centre with geometrically engraved rotating disc which covers the winding apertures, edges and bezels pierced and engraved in a geometrical pattern. D. Silver, champlevé, radial Roman chapter ring, outer five-minute numerals engraved in cartouches with arched sides, concentric 31-day scale, at the centre alarm indication. Gold 'beetle and poker' hands, 'arrow' hand for the calendar, 'spade' hand for the alarm. M. 78 mm, hinged gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, continental cock pierced and engraved in a delicate symmetrical pattern, ruby endstone, pull quarter repeater striking on bell, alarm with fixed barrel.Movement signed. Diam. 123 mm. Property of a Swiss Gentleman

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Peter Nordsteen Recorded as having worked in St Petersburg in 1760, in Stockholm in 1764 and in Moscow around 1785. Provenance: The Sandberg Watch Collection The present watch is published in the book of the collection of Lord Sandberg, page 254-255. Sold by Antiquorum, Geneva,?The Sandberg Watch Collection?, March 31, 2001, Lot 31.