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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 253

Demonstration model of the Swiss lever escapement; gilded brass, cast iron, wood and glass

CHF 8,000 - 12,500

EUR 7,200 - 11,400 / USD 8,500 - 13,500 / HKD 66,000 - 106,000

Gilded brass and cast iron, keyless-winding, demonstration model of the Swiss lever escapement, with cut bimetallic balance with poising screws and Breguet hairspring; on a wooden base; under protective glass dome.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Year circa 1930-1950

Movement No. 40

Material gilded brass, cast iron, wood and glass

Length 220 mm.

Caliber Swiss lever escapement

Height 180 mm. (including glass dome)

Width 275 mm.

Signature movement


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