Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

LOT 230

Savoye Freres & Cie, No. 158408, made for Engerran-Mure, rue des Trois Cailloux, Amiens, circa 1929. The case by Geismar. Very fine "Argentan", keyless pocket leverchronometer. Bulletin de Deuxieme Classe de l'Observatoire National de Besancon, in 1929.

CHF 2,000 - 2,400

Sold: CHF 2,300

C. Four body, massive, "bassine " , fully chased with interlocked foliage decoration in the Renaissance style. Hinged silvered cuvette. D. White enamel with Roman numerals, outer minutes ring and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued-steel "spade" hands. M. 19 "' , gilt brass with punch-mark in form of a viper's head set by the Observatory of Besancon, 20 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted by Jaccard, blued-steel balance spring with terminal curve. Signed on the case and movement. Accompanied by copies of the timing certificates. Diam. 55 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 1

As new

Movement: *4


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 21-51


Partially reprinted