100 Years of Wristwatches

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 19, 2000

LOT 49

Niton Genève. Produced in the 1920's.Very fine and elegant rectangular jump hour 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch.

CHF 18,000 - 20,000

USD 10,000 - 12,000

C. two-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel, gold screwed bars. D. matte silver with painted Arabic numerals forthe minutes and the seconds, aperture for the jump hour. 'Flèche' blued steel hands. M. Cal. 5711, 9''', stampedwith the Geneva Quality Hallmark, tonneau, rhodium plated, 'fausses côtes' decoration, 18 jewels, leverescapement, cut bimetallic balance, 8 adjustments, Breguet balance spring.Signed on the movement, numbered on the case. Dim. 23 x 38 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 4 - 5*
Dial: 4 - 5


Designs of the Niton digital dials, dated 1928, are published in 'Wristwatches: History of a Century's Development' byHELMUT KAHLERT, RICHARD MUHE, GISBERT L. BRUNNER, English Edition, 1986, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.,Pennsylvania, USA, p. 59.