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The Ritz-carlton Hotel, June 06, 2004

LOT 9

Volta (Maurice Ditisheim, La Chaux-de-Fonds), No. 15762, made for the Chinese market circa 1915. Very fine 14K gold and painted on enamel, pearl-set hunting cased keyless minute-repeating watch with chronograph.

C. Five-body, “bassine et filets”, both covers in translucent Imperial blue enamel over “spinning” engine-turning, the front painted with a portrait of a lady with gold paillon necklace, pearl-set bezels, gold hinged cuvette over glazed gold bezel for viewing the movement. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths with radial Arabic beat counts, subsidiary sunk seconds. Gold “Louis XV” hands. M. 45 mm (20’’’), frosted gilt, straight line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs through a pusher in the band.Signed on the case “VOLTA” (Ditisheim’s trademark registered in 1896).Diam. 53 mm.

C. Five-body, “bassine et filets”, both covers in translucent Imperial blue enamel over “spinning” engine-turning, the front painted with a portrait of a lady with gold paillon necklace, pearl-set bezels, gold hinged cuvette over glazed gold bezel for viewing the movement.
D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths with radial Arabic beat counts, subsidiary sunk seconds. Gold “Louis XV” hands.
M. 45 mm (20’’’), frosted gilt, straight line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs through a pusher in the band.Signed on the case “VOLTA” (Ditisheim’s trademark registered in 1896).Diam. 53 mm.

HKD 18,000 - 23,000

EUR 2,000 - 2,400 / USD 2,300 - 3,000

Sold: HKD 39,100


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01