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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 270

Horological miscellaneous; miniature reproduction of a watchmaker’s face-lathe; brass and steel

CHF 1,500 - 2,500

EUR 1,400 - 2,300 / USD 1,650 - 2,700 / HKD 12,600 - 21,000

Sold: CHF 2,375

Brass and steel, miniature reproduction of a watchmaker’s face-lathe with large wheel and crank-handle; micrometric screw chisel-holder; on a wooden base

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Brand Unsigned, Franco-Swiss Jura Arc

Year mid-20th century

Material brass and steel

Height 55 mm. (approx.)

Width 175 mm. (approx.)

Thickness 105 mm. (approx.)

Weight 470 gr. (approx.)


The owner of this object mentioned to us that it was made, circa 1950, by Mr. Turell, in Bienne / Biel (Canton of Bern), a micro-mechanic who spent his spare time designing and making this kind of model. The parents of the current owner received it as a gift.


Please note that the Playmobil ® is not included in this lot, being the property of one of the sons of your antique horological expert !


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.

Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.