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Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 211

PAIR CASE WITH DATE

Very fine, rare and early, silver pair-cased watch with date. Silver champlevé dial with Roman numerals in square-lozenges with dancetty arrangement, surrounded by a calendar disk with days of the month; contained in an outer leather covered case decorated with silver pinwork.

Brand Michael Bird, Oxon (Oxford)

Year Circa 1668

Calibre  19’’’, frosted gilt full plate, large pierced foliate pillars, fusee with gut line, verge escapement, two-arm steel balance, short balance spring, finely pierced and engraved foliate winged balance cock

Dimensions 50 mm.,56 mm.

Signature Movement

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 11,875


Grading System
Grade: Exceptional
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

 From the collection of C.W. Dyson Perrins and sold at Sotheby’s the 15 April 1943 lot 38. Mickael Bird worked in Oxford and London.