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Important Watches, Collector's Wristw...

The Ritz-carlton Hotel, Hong-kong, June 08, 2002

LOT 291

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 295760, case No. 295760, made and sold to New York in 1893.Very fine and unusual 18K gold keyless pocket watch, accompanied by a certification letter from the company.

C. Four-body, "bassine", polished with engraved initials in the back, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, stylized Arabic numerals, outer minute ring with five-minute red Arabic figures, double sunk, subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. 41 mm. (19'''), Cal RA 19, nickel, 20 jewels, straight line calibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with unusually high rim, Breguet balance spring, special patented micrometric regulator.Signed on dial and movement, case punched with the serial number. Diam. 52 mm.

C. Four-body, "bassine", polished with engraved initials in the back, gold hinged cuvette.
D. White enamel, stylized Arabic numerals, outer minute ring with five-minute red Arabic figures, double sunk, subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands.

HKD 10,000 - 14,000

EUR 1,500 - 2,000 / USD 1,300 - 1,800

Sold: HKD 28,750


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01

Notes

The watch with unusual hour numerals and exceptionally high balance rim used in watches with chronometer escapement must have been made on special order of a discriminating client. The regulator was invented by Ernest Jacques Roux and Louis Uriel Fatio and patented on January 8, 1884.