Important Watches, Collector's Wrist...

Hong Kong, Jun 08, 2001

LOT 442

Tiffany & Co, no. 78236, made in Switzerland, circa 1890.Very fine 18K gold, minute repeating pocket watch with split-second chronograph and 60-minute register.

HKD 38,000 - 45,000

USD 5,000 - 6,000

Sold: HKD 71,300

C. Four-body, "bassine", polished, with a small monogram on the back, gold hinged cuvette, milled groove for the slide in the band. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute and seconds divisions with red Arabic five-minute/seconds numerals, subsidiary sunk seconds, minute register at 12 o'clock. Blued steel "spade" hands.M. 40.6 mm ø, nickel, half-plate caliber, 32 jewels, straight line counterpoised lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, "swan-neck" micrometric regulator, repeating on gongs through activating slide in the band.Signed on dial, case and movement.Diam. 52 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01


The engraving on the cock ?Patent Feb 5, 67? refers to American patent No. 61867, granted to George P. Reed of Boston, Massachusetts, an employee of the Waltham Watch Company, for a ?Regulator for a balance by a screw and a spring?, which today we call "swan-neck" micrometric regulator.