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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 73

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN QUARTER REPEATING POCKET WATCH Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 183783. Made circa 1900. Very fine and rare, heavy 18K gold, keyless quarter-repeating pocket watch with 24-hour dial.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", polished, hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and 24-hour markers, sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Gold spade hands. 43 mm.(19'''), frosted gilt, 29 jewels, wolf's tooth winding, calibrated straight line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with gold and platinum temperature and meantime adjustment screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Dial, cuvette and movement signed, case numbered.

USD 12,000 - 18,000

HKD 93,000 - 140,000 / CHF 11,000 - 17,000

Sold: USD 16,250

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


DIAM. 52 mm.