Important Watches, Collector's Wrist...

Hong Kong, Jun 08, 2001

LOT 256

Alpina-Gruen, No. 405080. Produced circa 1935.Fine and unusual, rectangular curved, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Rolex buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box bearing inside the cover, a copper-colored plastic plate with a representation of the Tour Eiffel and Paris, entitled "GRUEN - Cosmopolitan".

HKD 43,000 - 50,000

USD 5,500 - 6,500

Sold: HKD 50,600

C. two-body, solid, polished, stepped and ribbed sides. D. matte silver with painted radial Roman numerals for the hours, and painted radial Arabic numerals for the seconds. Blued steel "Spade" and "Moderne" hands.M. signed Gruen Guild .A., Cal. 7 1/2 ''' rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, lateral lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Dim. 23 x 44 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 4 - 5


These watches were made by Aegler, in the same factory, and on the same line as the Prince, which explains the remarkable similarity between the two models.A similar watch is published in ?The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches? by J. M. Dowling and J. P. Hess, p. 131.