Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 427

MATILE FRERES CHRONOGRAPH Matile Freres, (Le Locle), Swiss, ?Chronographe?, No. 38715. Made circa 1880. Fine, 18K pink gold, keyless pocket watch with chronograph and 30 minute instantaneous register.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

USD 2,200 - 4,400 / EUR 1,700 - 3,400

Sold: CHF 2,500

C. Four body, massive, "bassine", polished, the back cover with engraved foliate monogram, co-axial button in the crown for the start/stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph. Hinged gold cuvette, glazed gold-rimmed cover over the movement. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with Arabic fi veminuet numerals, outermost fi fths of a second chronograph divisions calibrated to 300 units, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register. Gold Louis XV hands. M. 43 mm., matte gilt, 19 jewels, wolf?s tooth winding, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, alloy Breguet balance spring, index regulator, chronograph with visible work. Case and movement signed. Diam. 52 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original