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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 2

Time Passes Quickly When it is Spent in Loving Chevron, Swiss, No. 1652. Made circa 1925. Fine marble and brass half-hour and hour repeating desk clock with enamel painted dial

C. Yellow marble base with brass feet and floral pattern on all four corners, surmounted by a floral Art Nouveau style frame. D. Multi-colored painted enamel dial by Richay captioned ?L?heure est brève qu?on passe en aimant?, depicting medieval characters enjoying each other?s company, outer track with Roman numerals. Cathedral hands. M. 60 mm., rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, 2 adjustments, straight line lever escapement, cut monometallic compensation balance adjusted to 3 positions, Breguet balance spring. Case and movement signed, case numbered. Dim. 158 x 170 mm.

USD 2,000 - 3,000

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

Sold: USD 2,640


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3

Good

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

For a similar enamel dial by Richay, please see Antiquorum?s sale of November 11, 2004, lot 154.