Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...
Hong Kong, Hotel Furama Kempinski, Jun 09, 1997
Lebet & Fils a Buttes, en Suisse, case No. 5201, made for the American Market, circa 1860. Very fine and large 18K hunting cased, pocket chronometer, accompanied by the original gold matching chain and gold diamond-set key.
C. Four body, massive, "bassine et filets", the band, pendant and bow chased with a floral decoration, cover end back profusely engraved with foliage, the back centred with a small monogram on an escutcheon. Heavy matching chain and gold key with scalloped border and the diamond-set lettre "H". Hinged gold cuvette engraved with technical details. D. White enamel with gilt Roman numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "fleur-de-lys" hands. M. 19- , frosted and gilt, three-quarter plate, 22 jewels in screwed settings, fusee with chain and maintaining power, pivoted detent escapement, two-arm compensation balance with gold poising and timing screws, diamond end-stone, free sprung blued steel helical balance spring. Signed on the cuvette and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 60 mm.