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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 167

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN MINUTE REPEATING HUNTING CASED WATCH Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, "Chronomètre", No. 336671, case No. 212909. Made circa 1905. Very fine and rare, large, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold and enamel, hunting cased keyless pocket watch.

Four-body, "bassine", polished, the front cover with red and blue champlevé enamel monogram beneath a Vicomte's coronet. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold spade hands. Cal. 19''', matte gilt, 31 jewels, wolf's tooth winding, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.

CHF 13,000 - 18,000

HKD 105,000 - 150,000 / USD 15,000 - 21,000

Sold: CHF 20,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case, cuvette and movement signed. DIAM. 54 mm.