Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 31, 1998

LOT 186

Henry Capt, Geneve, No. 48265, circa 1890. Fine and elegant, very slim 18K gold, keyless minute repeating watch.

CHF 4,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 4,600

C. Four body, massive, "demi-bassine", polished, the back with a black champleve enamelled crest and the motto: Frangas non flectes. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. 16'", nickel plated, 29 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Repeating on gongs with slide in the band. Signed on the dial, case and movement. Diam. 46 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original