Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 426

MONS B. POITEVIN & V. LEJEUNE MINUTE REPEATING & CHRONOGRAPH Mons B. Poitevin & V. Lejeune, L. Gironde Succr., 22 Rue Vivienne, Paris, No. 58856, case No. 43471. Made circa 1890. Very fine, 18K pink gold, minute-repeating, hunting cased, keyless pocket watch with chronograph.

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

USD 5,500 - 7,500 / EUR 4,000 - 5,800

Sold: CHF 7,500

C. Four-body, ?bassine?, polished, the front cover with engraved monogram, button at 12 for start/stop and return-to-zero function of the chronograph. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute track, outermost fi fths of a second divisions with Arabic fi ve-second numerals, subsidiary seconds. Gold Breguet hands. M. 43 mm., rhodium plated,35 jewels, wolf?s tooth winding, counterpoised straightline lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with peripheral temperature and meantime adjustment screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring with overcoil, swan-neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Cuvette signed. Diam. 54 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: 3-01


HANDS Original