Important Watches, Wristwatches, Cloc...

Basel April 21, 1990, Apr 21, 1990

LOT 434

M.S Bronnikoff, Wjatka, Russia, circa 1870. Very rare and fine watch entirely made in box-wood, with original carved chain, key and fitted box.

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

Double body wooden case. Wood dial with Arabic numerals on ivory cartouches and subsidiary seconds. Wooden hands. Wooden movement entirely made of wood excluding the mainspring and the balance spring only, with a going barrel, cylinder escapement with a plain three armed wood balance. Signed inside the back. In very good condition. Diam. 50 mm

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Very good example of a type of watch hard to be found in such a good condition, specially still retaining the original wood chain, the key and the fitted box.