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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 87

MINERVA LARGE & EARLY SINGLE-BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH SILVER Minerva, Swiss, movement No. 1313217. Made circa 1915. Fine, oversized and early, silver wristwatch with single-button chronograph and register.

Three-body, polished, curved bezel, coin-edge band, transparent snap-on back, hinged wire lugs, co-axial button in the crown at 12 for the start/stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph, "faux" crown at 6. White enamel with black Arabic numerals, outer minutes and fifths of a second divisions, outer red Arabic five-minute numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute registers. Blued steel spade hands. 18 ''', matte gilt, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

USD 1,500 - 2,500

HKD 11,600 - 19,500 / CHF 1,500 - 2,500

Sold: USD 1,875


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10-01

Good

Patinated

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial signed, movement numbered. DIAM. 50 mm. THICKNESS 16.5 mm.