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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 11, 2012

LOT 431

Swiss, Fleurier, case No. 3720. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1860. Very fine, silver, dead center-seconds pocket watch with duplex escapement and jumping quarter-second diablotine.

C. Two-body, "Chinese", polished, spring-loaded back. Giltrimmed glazed cuvette hinged to the movement ring. D. White enamel, radial narrow Roman numerals, outer minute and seconds divisions with fi fteen-minute Arabic numerals, subsidiary dial for the quarter-second diablotine. Blued steel quatrefoil hands. M. 48 mm., gilt brass, fully engraved "Chinese" caliber, escapement jeweled, free-standing barrel, single wheel duplex escapement, three-arm steel balance with fl at rim and blued steel wings, fl at steel balance spring, index regulator. Case numbered. Diam. 56 mm.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

USD 2,200 - 4,300 / EUR 1,700 - 3,300

Sold: CHF 2,500

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original