Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

LOT 255

J.H. Martens, Friburg iB. Baden, Swiss, No. 1697, circa 1860. Very fine 18K gold hunting cased pocket chronometer.

CHF 6,000 - 7,000

Sold: CHF 6,900

C. Four body, massive, "bassine et filets " , engineturned. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minutes ring and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued-steel "spade" hands. M. 20"', frosted and gilt, bar calibre, 15 jewels, fusee with chain and maintaining power, spring detent escapement, two-arm compensation balance with gold poising and timing screws, free sprung bluedsteel helical balance spring with terminal curves. Signed on the dial and cuvette. Diam. 55 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 4


Movement: 4


Dial: 22-51

Later original

Partially reprinted


The movement of this chronometer is made with the calibre used by Favre-Bulle for pocket chronometers with tourbillon regulator.