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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 248

ROBIN, PENDULE BORNE, VERTICAL REVOLVING DIAL, BRASS

in the other, ornamented base with an imperial eagle surrounded by a crown, sides decorated with
applied torches, on top of cabinet: apertures allowing for the winding of the clock and the repeating
mechanisms. Dial composed of an enamel revolving dial with roman indexes centered by a fixed false
plaque and a fixed index serving the purpose of a unique hand indicating time, the dial turns once
every 12 hours. Brass movement No. 180, 8-day going with two winding barrels, anchor escapement,
silk suspension, count wheel striking repeating hour and half-hours, unusual lateral barrel winding.

Brand Unsigned

Dimensions H. 62 cm / L. 28 cm / Pr. 18 cm

Signature on the plaque

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 12,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

This model is, to this day, unknown and unseen in literature dedicated to Empire-Style clocks. It is 
equipped with an unusual time display, reminiscent of so-called revolving circle clocks with a fixed 
hand, invention dating from the XVIIIth century and so called “souscription” watches dating from the 
end of the 18th century whose invention is normally attributed to Abraham Louis Breguet (1747-1821).