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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 321

S. SMITH & SON POCKET WATCH, PATENTED 52 ½-MINUTE KARRUSEL (CARROUSEL) REGULATOR; 18K YELLOW GOLD

Very fine and rare 18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket chronometer with subsidiary seconds at 6 and patented 52 ½-minute Karrusel (carrousel) regulator. Cover and case-back polished. Cover engraved in taille-douce (finecut) with the cypher “L R”. White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Spade” hands.

Brand S. Smith & Son

Year Circa 1900-1901

Movement No. 189-253

Case No. 189-255 (by Samuel Smith, London), with London letter-date for 1900-1901

Caliber 19''', ¾ plate, ebauche by Bahne Bonniksen, gilded brass, going barrel, English lateral lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold and platinum poising screws and blued steel hairspring with double terminal curve, diamond end-stone, index regulator, mounted on a Bonniksen 52 ½-minute Karrusel (carrousel) carriage

Dimensions 54.2 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement; Bonniksen's mark on the main-plate

Accessories Contemporary fitted box (signed by Barraud & Lunds, Cornhill)

CHF 2,500 - 4,500

HKD 20,000 - 36,000 / USD 2,500 - 4,500

Sold: CHF 5,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-70-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairline

HANDS Original