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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, December 11, 2014

LOT 36

MINERVA DOCTOR'S SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH BIG SIZE STEEL Minerva, Villeret, "1858 Fait Main A Villeret", movement No. 122032, case No. A187147, Ref. M162901. Made in the 2000s. Very fine, oversized, stainless steel, manually-wound wristwatch with single-button chronograph, register, pulsation scale and a stainless steel 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, co-axial button in the crown for the start/stop and return- to-zero functions of the chronograph, glazed back with 6 screws, hinged solid cover over the glazed back, sapphire crystals. Two-tone brushed silver and guilloche gilt with applied blued steel baton indexes and 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. 16-29, 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, co-axial button in the crown for the start/stop and return- to-zero functions of the chronograph, glazed back with 6 screws, hinged solid cover over the glazed back, sapphire crystals.
D. Two-tone brushed silver and guilloche gilt with applied blued steel baton indexes and 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. 16-29, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorbers, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, micrometer regulator.

USD 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 23,000 - 39,000 / CHF 2,900 - 4,800

Sold: USD 9,125


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. 47 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.