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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 141

Minute Repeating, Swiss, case No. 16980. Made circa 1900. Very fine and rare, small, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold keyless dress watch..

C. Three-body, ?demi-bassine,? polished, hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with printed Breguet numerals, outer gold dot minute track with 5-minute Arabic markers, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold Louis XVI hands. M. 13???, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a button on the crown. Diam. 33 mm.

USD 4,500 - 6,500

EUR 3,400 - 5,000 / CHF 5,100 - 7,400

Sold: USD 5,640


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The repeater activation button in the winding crown was patented by Wanamaker - Rodman in 1895, Patent No. 11339.