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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 142

Triple Date Calendar Anonymous, Swiss, No. 20860. Made in 1887 especially for Jose L. Vernengo. Fine, large, yellow gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch with triple date calendar.

C. Four-body, "bassine," polished, engine-turned case back, initials JLV on the cover, hinged gold cuvette engraved: Fabricado Especialmente Para Jose L. Vernengo Noviembre 1887. D. White enamel with painted radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions with 5-minute Arabic markers, subsidiary dials for the date, the seconds and the days of the week, aperture for the months at 12. Gold Louis XVI hands. M. 21''', rhodiumplated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial signed Jose L. Vernengo. Diam. 55 mm.

USD 2,000 - 3,000

EUR 1,500 - 2,300 / CHF 2,300 - 3,400

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-11


Slightly worn

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original