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Important Collectors Wristwatches, Po...

Geneva, November 14, 2009

LOT 297

Military Chronograph Three-Tone Pink Dial E. Gübelin, Lucerne, movement No. 12023, case No. 37262. Made circa 1940. Fine and very rare, oversized, Staybrite stainless steel pocket watch with chronograph and instantaneous 30-minute register.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, stepped bezels, circular bow, button at 11 for start/stop of the chronograph and button at 1 for the return-to-zero, the interior of the back engraved “MFG-ARMY-CONT, YR. 1942-1943-1951, ARMY-AF-NO. 745, E. GUBELIN WORK’S”. D. Three-tone pink with painted radial Roman quarter-hour numerals, outer baton hour indexes and minute track, inner fifths of a second track with Arabic fivesecond numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register. Blued steel baton hands. M. 17’’’, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Breguet balance spring, index regulator, chronograph with visible work. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 55 mm.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, stepped bezels, circular bow, button at 11 for start/stop of the chronograph and button at 1 for the return-to-zero, the interior of the back engraved “MFG-ARMY-CONT, YR. 1942-1943-1951, ARMY-AF-NO. 745, E. GUBELIN WORK’S”.
D. Three-tone pink with painted radial Roman quarter-hour numerals, outer baton hour indexes and minute track, inner fifths of a second track with Arabic fivesecond numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register. Blued steel baton hands.
M. 17’’’, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, Breguet balance spring, index regulator, chronograph with visible work. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 55 mm.

CHF 2,400 - 3,500

USD 2,400 - 3,500 / EUR 1,600 - 2,500

Sold: CHF 2,640


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3-11*

Good

Slightly worn

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original