Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 497

LOUIS BERTHOUD Louis Berthoud No. 145, Montre Marine à suspension, ''boîte de cuivre'', sold to the Marine Department in December 1816. Extremely rare and important marine Chronometer delivered ''au Vice Amiral Rosily'

CHF 15,000 - 25,000

HKD 120,000 - 200,000 / USD 15,000 - 25,000

Sold: CHF 81,250

Three piece, "en forme de tabatière", with a dedication engraved on the inner dome : "Dépot general de la marine'' White enamel regulator type with a small eccentric Roman chapter for hours, subsidiary seconds below, outer Arabic minute ring on the border of the bezel. Blued-steel Breguet hands. Frosted and gilt full plate, with conical pillars secured by blued-steel nuts with polished steel washers, fusee and chain with maintaining power, counterpoised straight line lever escapement with rollers on the balance staff. three-armed compensation balance with three weights,and three additional weights and platinum timing screws. Free-sprung blued-steel conical spring with adjustable collar.

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Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Signed on the back plate and the dial rim : "Par Ls. Berthoud No. 145" and on the dial : "Louis.Berthoud No. 145". DIAM.82 mm. DIM. 133 x 133 x 110 mm.