Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 51

THOMAS MERCER 2-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER Thomas Mercer Ltd, St. Albans, England, No. 16234. Made circa 1950. Mahogany, 2-day marine chronometer with power reserve indication. To be sold without reserve

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

USD 1,100 - 2,200 / EUR 800 - 1,700

Sold: CHF 1,250

C. Brass bowl with screwed-down glazed bezel, gimbaled in a two-tier mahogany box, glazed top. D. Silvered, with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds, power reserve indication below 12. Blued steel spade hands. M. Brass with spotted decoration, ring-turned pillars with blued steel screws, fusee and chain with Harrison's maintaining power, Earnshaw's spring-detent escapement, Guillaume?s integral cut bimetallic compensation balance with cylindrical weights and meantime adjustment nuts, free-sprung special alloy helical balance spring with terminal curves, diamond endstone. Dial signed. Bowl 11.5 cm. in diameter, box 17 x 18 x 18 cm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 4-29


Lacking elements

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-18-01



HANDS Original