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Hong Kong, Jun 08, 2001

LOT 284

?Trusty?Swiss, made for the Chinese market, circa 1890.Fine gilt metal and enamel, pearl-set, hunting cased, keyless, minute-repeating watch with chronograph.

HKD 27,000 - 35,000

USD 3,500 - 4,500

Sold: HKD 46,000

C. Four-body, "bassine et filets", the front cover with the portrait of a lady with forget-me-nots in her hair painted on translucent red enamel over engine-turned, the back painted with a river scene, translucent red enamelborder over engine-turning, half pearl-set bezels, hinged gilt cuvette over glazed bezel for viewing themovement. D. White enamel, Roman numerals in gold paillon circles, outer gold paillon minute ring, outermost chronograph divisions with five-seconds/minutes Arabic markers, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. 42.8 mm, gilt brass half-plate, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Breguet balance spring, visible chronograph works, silent, centrifugal repeater train regulator, repeating on gongs by depressing a pushbutton at 6 o'clock.Signed on the dial.Diam. 55 mm

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3 - 6
Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01