Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 258

RACINE QUARTER-REPEATER DUPLEX ESCAPEMENT GOLD Racine, Geneve, No. 40948. Made circa 1840. Fine, slim, quarter-repeating, 18K gold pocket watch with duplex escapement. Accompanied by two winding keys, various letters and explanations about the duplex escapement.

CHF 1,000 - 2,000

HKD 8,000 - 16,000 / USD 1,000 - 2,000

Sold: CHF 2,750

Four-body, "bassine et filet", coin-edge band, polished bezel, engine- turned back with polished border and central monogramed cartouche. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel "fleur-de-lys" hands. 43 mm., 19''', frosted gilt, duplex escapement with gold escape wheel, bimetallic balance, flat balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Signed dial, case numbered. DIAM. 46 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm.