Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 181

Longines ? 1St Class Lever Chronometer Deck Watch With Original Bulletin De Marche Longines, ?8-Jours Chronomètre 1er. Classe, Saint-Imier?, movement no. 3975135. Made circa 1920. Very fine and very rare, mahogany and gilt-brass, 8-day going, keyless, deck lever chronometer with power-reserve indication, achieved 1st class rating at the bureaux officiel de st. imier on august 24th 1922. accompanied by the original bulletin de Marche. To be sold without reserve

CHF 2,000 - 3,000

USD 2,200 - 3,200 / EUR 1,600 - 2,400

Sold: CHF 2,750

C. Two-body mahogany deck box with applied brass ?Longines? on the lid, the interior with a further applied gilt-brass signature plaque and Extrait du Bulletin de Marche, gilt-brass reeded bezel. Gilt brass cuvette. D. Matte silver champleve radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds and power-reserve. Blued steel spade hands. M. Cal. 24.41, matte gilt, 19 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with Phillips terminal curve, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. diaM. 85 mm. boX diaM. 15 x 13 x 5 cm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-10-01


Slightly scratched


HANDS Original