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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 232

Mercer for Meister
56-hour going chronometer carriage-clock, power reserve; brass and glass

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

EUR 6,400 - 8,200 / USD 7,600 - 9,800 / HKD 59,000 - 76,000

Brass and glass, 56-hour going, key-winding, flared-shaped, chronometer carriage-clock; silver colour dial with radial Roman numerals with subsidiary seconds at 12 and one horological complication:
· 56-hour power-reserve indication (sector at 6 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-6


Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Thomas Mercer, St. Albans (England)

Model made for Meister, Zürich

Year circa 1970

Movement No. 1 229

Case No. 1 229

Material brass and glass

Caliber fusee and chain, spring detent escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with poising screws and steel free-sprung cylindrical hairspring

Height 160 mm. (without the handle)

Width 140 mm.

Thickness 88 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories crank winding- and hand- setting brass key (numbered 5 134)


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

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