Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 485

"MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH" VOLTA (MAURICE DITISHEIM, LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS) "Minute Repeater Chronograph" Volta (Maurice Ditisheim, La Chaux-de- Fonds), No. 15833. Made circa 1900. Fine, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold hunting-cased, keyless pocket watch with chronograph.

CHF 1,600 - 2,600

HKD 12,800 - 20,800 / USD 1,600 - 2,600

Sold: CHF 3,750

Five body, "bassine", entire case hand-engraved in a floral and leaf motive, the front cover centered by a cartouche. Hinged gold cuvette, decorated with medals awarded in different exhibitions. White enamel with Breguet numerals, outer minutes and fifths of a second divisions, Arabic minutes and seconds numerals, subsidiary seconds. Gold Louis XV hands. 48 mm., 21''', frosted gilt brass, 19 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a push piece in the band at 6 o'clock, centrifugal regulator, chronograph with visible work, push piece in the band at 2 o'clock. Cuvette and case signed,movement numbered.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-6


Slightly oxidized

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


DIAM. 59 mm. THICKNESS 16 mm.