Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 88

SAVOYE FRERES, CARILLON MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH, FIRST CLASS Savoye Freres & Cie, retailed by Charpentier, No. 292121. Very fine and extremely rare, keyless pocket chronometer, 18k yellow gold pocket watch with chronograph and carillon minute repeater. Made circa 1907. Accompanied by a fitted box and the Bulletin de premiere Classe de l'Observatoire National de Besancon, in 1908.

CHF 15,000 - 25,000

HKD 120,000 - 200,000 / USD 15,000 - 25,000

Sold: CHF 21,250

Four body, massive, polished, hinged gold cuvette, outside cover with applied monogram. White enamel with arabic numerals, outer minutes ring and sunk subsidiary seconds, subsidiary dial for 30-minute counter. Pink gold "spade" hands. Gilt brass, 20 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted by Jaccard, blued-steel balance spring with terminal curve.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Signed on the case and movement. DIAM. 56.5 mm. THICKNESS 19 mm.