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Geneva, Dec 08, 2022

LOT 374

Pocket watch, dead independent seconds; 18K yellow gold

CHF 1,800 - 2,800

EUR 1,800 - 2,800 / USD 1,900 - 3,000 / HKD 14,700 - 22,900

Sold: CHF 2,250

18K yellow gold, pen-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
· Dead independent seconds (exterior graduation with central hand; activated by the single round-shaped push-piece located on the winding-crown )
· Two barrels with differential gears and bidirectional-winding inspired by Louis-Elisée Piguet’s (1836-1924) works (according the latter patent of 1895)

White colour enamel dial, with radial Roman numerals; yellow gold "Spade" hands.

Case-back polished; 18K yellow gold cuvette (dome) polished.

Movement 18’’’, rhodium-plated, two going barrels, gold wheel train, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-18-01



HANDS Original

Brand Unsigned, probably Vallée de Joux

Year circa 1890

Case No. 8 029 (by "JL")

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 50.4 mm.

Caliber 18’’’, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement

Weight 98.2 mm. (appox.)


This movement was probably made in the Vallée de Joux, in a workshop of the level of those of:
· Louis-Elisée Piguet (1836-1924), Le Brassus (Vallée de Joux);
· Emile-Victorin Piguet (1850-1937), Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux).