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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 312

B. G. MARTINOT

“Bassine”-type pocket watch without fusee, early balance spring, central winding, alarm; silver. Silver, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Bassine”-type pocket watch, without fusee and one horological complication: • Alarm one a bell (winding at 9.30) Two-piece case, “bassine’’ with split bezel, the border of the back finely pierced and engraved with inhabited foliage. Silver champlevé dial with radial Roman numerals inside cartouches; inner revolving alarm setting disc with Arabic numerals; blued steel single hand.

Brand Martinot, Paris

Year Circa 1680

Caliber 17’’’, full plate, fire gilded brass, Egyptian pillars, fixed barrel, verge escapement, monometallic balance with three arms (polished steel) and blued steel flat early hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental “Louis XIV” cock, silver regulator disc; central win- ding; alarm train with fixed gilded brass barrel, pierced and engraved with foliage

Dimensions 49.2 mm.

Signature Movement

Accessories Later silver and shark skin covered protecting case (circa 1730-1740; Ø 60.2 mm.)

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 24,000 - 40,000 / USD 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 3,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original