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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 18

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, POWER RESERVE, POCKET CHRONOMETER, SILVER

Fine and very rare, Silver (0.925), open-face, keyless-winding, round- shaped, pocket Chronometer with subsidiary seconds at 6 and a 32-hour power-reserve indication at 12. The Extract from the Archives, dated November 10, 1994, mentioned that this watch was made in 1942 and sold in 1943. The watch was completed on November 17, 1942 and delivered on December 28, 1943 to Conrad Felsing, Berlin (Germany).

Brand Vacheron Constantin, Geneva

Year Circa 1942

Numbers 272000

Caliber 21''', lever escapement, brass-Invar Guillame balance, index regulator with patented swan-neck spring and micrometric screw no. 444898

Dimensions 60 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

USD 5,200 - 7,250 / HKD 40,000 - 56,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Felsing, Berlin
Johann Conrad Felsing was originally born as Johann Conrad Voelzing. The clockmaker changed his name to Johann Conrad Felsing upon moving to Berlin. He was born in the Black Forest, where the family Voeltzing had produced clocks since 1733. In Berlin, Fesling founded his own company Conrad Felsing, which was soon appointed court clockmaker. In 1847, Felsing became a member of the guild. Conrad Felsing was the clockmaker to Kaiser Wilhelm (King Wilhelm). His son, Albert Karl Julius Felsing, later took over the company located at 24 Unter den Linden, Berlin. Johann Conrad Felsing died in 1870.

Provenance

Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 13, 1994, The Art of Vacheron Constantin, lot 160, unsold (Estimation: CHF 7000.- / 8000.-).