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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 157

GRAHAM - STEEL - SPLIT-SECONDS - CHRONO Graham 1695, "Chronograph Foudroyante," Les Monts SA., Neuchâtel - London - Greenwich, No 266, Ref. 2LI-AS. Made in the early 2000's. Very fine, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button split-seconds chronograph, "Foudroyante" at 1/8 second (the hand flies over 360 degrees in one second) and a stainless steel Graham buckle. Accompanied by the original fitted box, Certificate of Origin and guarantee.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, case back with 6 screws, concave bezel, curved straight lugs, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. D. Bicolor, matte silver and blue with applied steel dart indexes and Arabic numerals, subsidiary 30-minute register and "foudroyante" dials, outer minute division with 5-minute/seconds Arabic markers. Steel dauphine hands. M. Cal. G.1695, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 40 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring, the coaxial single button on the winding-crown is for start-stop and return to zero functions of the split-seconds chronograph. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 41 mm. Thickness 15 mm.

USD 4,000 - 6,000

CHF 3,000 - 4,500 / EUR 2,800 - 4,200

Sold: USD 4,750


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original