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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 02, 2000

LOT 33

Le Globe, Swiss Patent No. 17190 and Breveté S.G.D.G., circa 1890.Fine gun metal, world time, keyless watch.

CHF 2,500 - 3,000

Sold: CHF 2,875

C. Three-body, ?bassine?, gun metal. Hinged gun metal cuvette. D. White enamel with Roman numerals, outer minutes ring and inner red world time minute ring ring. Inner revolving disk inscribed with the name of 38 countries and cities around the world. Blued steel spade hands. M. 18???, gilt brass,15 jewels, lateral lever escapement, bimetallic balance, blued-steel flat balance spring. The revolving inter-city disc is adjusted with the hands by means of the winding crown.Signed on the dial.Diam. 51 mm.Accompanied by photocopies of the Swiss Patent.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: * 3
Dial: 4 - 01


Although it was made as a world time watch, this piece is constructed on the same principle as the inter city watch patented by Modeste Anquetin on 20 November, 1856, with additions on 31 August 1857, 5 February 1858, 16 June 1859 and 2 April 1863. This type of watch, the earliest produced, was described by Anquetin himself and illustrated in Revue Chronométrique, June 1857, Third Year, pp. 29-31 (photocopies supplied).