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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 82

?Bardon System Electric Clock? L. Bardon, French, No. 289. Made circa 1930. Fine and very rare, mahogany lancet-top electric clock with Bardon?s patent electromagnetic movement.

CHF 1,000 - 1,500

EUR 600 - 900 / USD 800 - 1,200

C. Mahogany, lancet-top, the front with inlaid stringing, molded base, polished gilt brass bezel. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer dot minute indexes and Arabic 15-minute numerals. Blued steel ?spade? hands. M. 8 x 8 cm., brass plates, mounted on a cast non-ferrous frame, the battery terminals above, Brocot-type spring suspension with regulating device on the dial, massive gilt brass pendulum bob with horseshoe magnet, central rating nut, electrical coil below to provide impulse to the pendulum. Dial signed. Dim. 35 x 22 x 14 cm. Property of a French Gentleman

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


The electro-magnet is placed a little off center and when energized will increase the arc of the pendulum by attracting the armature.