Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 424

SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH C. H. Meylan, Brassus, Swiss, No. 6640, case No. 50229. Made circa 1900. Very fine and rare, keyless, 14K yellow gold pocket watch with split-seconds chronograph.

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

USD 6,500 - 8,700 / EUR 5,000 - 6,500

Sold: CHF 8,125

C. Four-body, "bassine?, solid, polished, co-axial crown for the start/stop and returnto- zero of the chronograph, button for the split-seconds at 11. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute and chronograph divisions with 5-minute red Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel spade hands. M. Cal. 18''', rhodium plated, ?fausses cotes? decoration, 19 jewels, the center jewel in a screwed gold chaton, straight-line lever escapement, adjusted cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial and movement signed, case numbered. Diam. 48 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