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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, December 11, 2014

LOT 37

MINERVA DOCTOR'S SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WHITE GOLD Minerva, Villeret, "1858 Fait Main A Villeret", movement No. 120080, case No. A186311, Ref. M132001. Made in the 2000s. Very fine, heavy 18K white gold, manually-wound wristwatch with single-button chronograph, register, pulsation scale and an 18K white gold Minerva buckle.

Four-body, polished and brushed, concave bezel, fluted concave lugs, crown with lacquer insert of a gold arrow on a blue ground, curved band, button at 2 for the start/stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph, glazed back with 6 screws, hinged solid gold cover over the glazed back, sapphire crystals. Brushed and guilloche silver with applied white gold baton indexes and blued steel Arabic half-hour numerals, outer minute and fifths of a second divisions, outer scale graduated for 30 pulsations, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register. Blued steel feuille hands. Cal. 13-21, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorbers, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, micrometer regulator.

C. Four-body, polished and brushed, concave bezel, fluted concave lugs, crown with lacquer insert of a gold arrow on a blue ground, curved band, button at 2 for the start/stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph, glazed back with 6 screws, hinged solid gold cover over the glazed back, sapphire crystals.
D. Brushed and guilloche silver with applied white gold baton indexes and blued steel Arabic half-hour numerals, outer minute and fifths of a second divisions, outer scale graduated for 30 pulsations, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register. Blued steel feuille hands.
M. Cal. 13-21, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorbers, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, micrometer regulator.

USD 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 31,000 - 46,000 / CHF 3,900 - 5,800

Sold: USD 16,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 41 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.