Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 290

LUCIEN DUBOIS ? WATCH WITH INTEGRAL COMPASS Lucien Dubois, Locle, No. 8001. Made circa 1850. Fine, rare and unusual, 18K gold hunting cased pocket watch with integral compass fitted within the dial.

CHF 3,500 - 5,500

USD 3,800 - 6,000 / EUR 3,000 - 4,500

Sold: CHF 5,000

C. Four-body, bassine et fi lets, engine-turned, reeded band. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds at 8, compass inset at 4 with points of the compass on the enamel border. Gold Breguet hands. M. 40 mm., matte gilt, bar caliber, jeweled to the third wheel, lateral lever escapement with counterpoise, bimetallic compensation balance, fl at balance spring, index regulator. Dial, cuvette and movement signed. Diam. 48 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-11


Slightly worn

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Lucien Dubois is likely to be part of the Du Bois et Fils dynasty who specialized in watches with unusual apertures and technical curiosities. The company was established by Philippe Dubois (1738-1808) and became one of the most eminent in the Neuchâtel area for over two centuries.