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Hong Kong, Jun 08, 2001

LOT 40

Girard & Bornand a Sainte Croix, Swiss, circa 1830.Very fine and rare early pocket thermometer.

HKD 40,000 - 47,000

USD 5,000 - 6,000

Sold: HKD 57,500

C. Three-body, ?Empire?, engine-turned back, reeded band. D. White enamel with graduations in Reaumur, Celsius and Fahrenheit scales, subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock for micrometric reading calibrated in 1/40 of a degree.M. Gilt brass with bimetallic curb, rack-and-pinion transmission with coiled return spring, adjustable lever mounted in the rack acted upon by the curb, additional train for the micrometric reading.Signed on the dial.Diam. 55 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01