Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 181

Pocket watch, slip-seconds chronograph, minute counter; 18K yellow gold

The watch of Paul B. Belin, Scranton, Pennsylvania

HKD 50,000 - 80,000

EUR 5,700 - 9,000 / CHF 6,000 - 9,500 / USD 6,500 - 10,300

Sold: HKD 62,500

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and three horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single push-piece located on the crown)
· Split-seconds (activated by the rectangular-shaped push-piece located at 11 o’clock on the case-band)
· Dragging 60-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the cypher “P B B”.
Cuvette (dome) engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) “Presented to / Paul B. Belin / By / The employees of / The Scranton Lace Curtain Company / For commemoration of his tenth anniversary / as Manager of the Company / Scanton, Pa. / June 13th 1908.”
White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals; yellow gold “Breguet” hands.
Movement 17’’’ (ebauche by Les Fils de Louis-Elisée Piguet, Le Brassus, Vallée de Joux), nickel plated, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw; chronograph work and split-seconds work on the top plate.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Model Made for J. E. Caldwell & Co. , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (U.S.A.)

Year Circa 1906-1908

Movement No. 337 618

Case No. 208 000

Diameter 50.3 mm

Caliber 17’’’, straight-line lever escapement, adjusted

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box