Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 73

Early chronograph, minute counter; gold filled metal

CHF 5,500 - 8,700

EUR 5,000 - 8,000 / USD 6,000 - 9,600 / HKD 46,400 - 75,000

Gold filled metal, manual-winding, round-shaped, large gentleman’s wristwatch, hinged case-back, white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single rectangular-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 2 o’clock) with telemeter scale graduated for one kilometre
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Minerva, Villeret (Bernese Jura)

Year circa 1925

Movement No. 1 343 816

Case No. 287 126 (by GBMM, Geneva)

Material gold filled metal

Bracelet brown leather strap

Buckle stainless steel buckle

Diameter 45.7 mm.

Caliber 17’’’ ½

Signature dial, case and movement


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.
Important notice – Special conditions

The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled