Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 105

CARILLON GRANDE SONNERIE AND MINUTEREPEATING CLOCKWATCH Attributed to Cesar Racine, No. 4238, case No. 150054. Made circa 1910. Fine and very rare, trip minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold, keyless, two-train, carillon Grande Sonnerie clockwatch with three hammers and three gongs.

CHF 14,000 - 18,000

USD 15,000 - 20,000 / EUR 11,000 - 15,000

C. Four-body, "bassine", polished. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Matte gilt by Steiger, champlevé Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. M. 18"', rhodium plated, two-train with differential winding, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, striking the hours and quarters on three gongs with three stacked hammers, Silence/Sonnerie selection lever on the bezel border, repeating activated by a trip push-piece in the band. Dial plate punch numbered 4238. Diam. 51 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


This type of minute-repeating Grande Sonnerie clockwatch movement with carillon on three gongs with three stacked hammers but without Petite Sonnerie, were often commercialised by Zenith using the Cesar Racine patent.