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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 312

SKELETONIZED QUARTER REPEATING WATCH ? VIRGULE ESCAPEMENT Swiss. Made circa 1800. Very fine, large, 18K gold, quarter-repeating, skeletonized pocket watch with virgule escapement.

C. Two-body, ?Directoire?, polished. Spring-loaded gilt-rimmed glazed cuvette with engraved border. D. White enamel, annular with Arabic hour numerals and outer minute track, center disclosing the movement. Gold Directoire hands. M. 46 mm, gilt brass with polished steel, skeletonized, pierced and engraved going barrel, virgule escapement with visible brass escape wheel, plain blued steel three-arm balance with flat balance spring, index regulator, repeating on steel gongs with visible shaped hammers activated by depressing the pendant. DIAM. 60.5 mm.

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

USD 4,500 - 6,500 / EUR 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 5,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-70-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairline

HANDS Original