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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 88

MINERVA SINGLE-BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH ENAMEL DIAL YELLOW GOLD-PLATED Minerva, Villeret, Suisse, movement No. 1418589, case No. 366877. Made circa 1930. Fine and rare, large, 18K yellow gold-plated wristwatch with single-button chronograph, register and tachometer.

Three-body, polished, curved bezel, curved lugs with fixed wire bars, olive-shaped button at 2 for the start/stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph, hinged back. White enamel with black Arabic numerals, outer minutes and fifths of a second divisions, outer red and blue tachometer scale, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute registers. Blued steel Breguet hands. 17 ''', rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

USD 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 23,500 - 39,000 / CHF 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: USD 3,750


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-24-70-01

Good

Slightly chipped

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairline

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 45.5 mm. THICKNESS 14.5 mm.