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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 9

TALLIBART, TURKISH MARKET MARINE CHRONOMETER OVER-SIZED, MAHOGANY AND BRASS

Very fine and extremely rare, large over-sized, mahogany (plain box) and brass (bowl, gimbal ring, rectangular handles), key-winding, eight-day, marine chronometer, made for the Turkish market. Silvered dial with black painted Turkish numerals, outer minute track, large subsidiary seconds at 6, with 8-day power-reserve indication at 12 o'clock. Gold "Spade" hands.

Brand Louis Tallibart, London

Model made for the Turkish market

Year circa 1845-1850

Numbers 449

Caliber 39''' and 54''' (88 mm. and 121 mm.), 3/4 plate, brass, with fusee and chain, Earnshaw-type spring detent escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel cylindrical hairspring with terminal curves No.449

Dimensions 240 x 230 x 230 mm.

Signature dial

Accessories original brass winding-key

CHF 15,000 - 25,000

USD 15,600 - 26,000 / HKD 120,000 - 200,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

Tallibart, Louis
Louis Tallibart is recorded as working in Dublin and then London in the 1830's and 1850's. He also had a shop in Galata, Turkey (mentioned in 1844). The firm specialised in the manufacture of watches and chronometers for the Islamic market. It seems that he was active in the 1850's in Geneva.