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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 10, 2013

LOT 209

GIRARD-PERREGAUX TOURBILLON YELLOW GOLD Girard-Perregaux, Chaux-de-Fonds, No. 12792. Made circa 1875. Exceptionally fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, key-wound, hunting-cased pocket chronometer with three parallel bridge movement and one-minute tourbillon. Accompanied by a 30 cm gold chain, key and the original Girard Perregaux fitted wooden box.

C. Five-piece, empire, intricately engine-turned cover centered by a crest, band and rims decoratively engraved, covers and case back inside elaborately engine turned in wavy patterns, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with five-minute Arabic markers, subsidiary sunk seconds dial. Blued steel fleur de lis hands. M. 45 mm (20???), nickel with patented three parallel bridges, pillar plate finely damascened on both sides, going barrel damascened in circular pattern, 19 jewels, top ones on gold chatons, Guinand type 2 tourbillon with pivoted detent escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with amplitude safety device, gold going train including the stationary third wheel. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 56 mm

USD 20,000 - 30,000

HKD 15,500 - 23,000 / CHF 19,000 - 28,000

Sold: USD 60,000


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original