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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 233

Carriage-clock, one-minute tourbillon regulator; brass and glass

CHF 1,500 - 3,000

EUR 1,400 - 2,800 / USD 1,650 - 3,300 / HKD 12,600 - 25,200


Sold: CHF 1,125

Brass and glass, 2-day going, key-winding, carriage-clock, white enamel dial with radial Roman numerals with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator at 6 o’clock.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-6


Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Unsigned, maybe Switzerland

Year circa 1920-1930 and probably later

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material brass and glass

Caliber rectangular, going barrel, cut bimetallic compensated balance with poising screws and flat steel hairspring

Height 140 mm. (without the handle)

Width 86 mm.

Thickness 76 mm.

Weight 1 310 gr. (approx.)

Accessories fitted box (630 gr. approx.)


The tourbillon regulator mechanism built into this clock is probably the work of a student watchmaker. In order to perfect his work, he seems to have used a carriage-clock by positioning its movement head to tail.


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