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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 216

Minute Repeating & Chronograph J. J. Badollet & Cie, Geneve, No. 89625. Made circa 1910. Very fine and rare, large 18K yellow gold, minute-repeating, keyless pocket watch with chronograph and instantaneous 30-minute register.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

USD 7,000 - 9,000 / EUR 4,700 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 9,000

C. Four-body, bassine, polished, wide curved bezel, concealed hinge. Hinged gold cuvet te. D. Whi te enamel , Arabi c numerals, outer minute track and fifths of a second divisions, Arabic five seconds numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register. Blued steel spade hands. M. 19''', frosted gilt, 32 jewels, calibrated straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with overcoil, swan-neck micrometer regulator, steel chronograph work, repeating with two hammers on two gongs activated by a slide on the band. Movement signed. Diam. 54 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Badollet & Cie Horologists and makers of watch cases, the company was registered on November 1, 1880, under the number 43. They received the 1st prize at the Observatory contest for chronometry in 1872 (with 267.9 points out of 350); 1873 (with 229 points out of 350); and in 1874 (with 264 points out of 350); and in 1874-75 (with 213 points out of 350). In 1874, Badollet tied with H.R. Ekegrén for those contestants presenting a minimum of three chronometers.