Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 48

Precision counter-clock, power reserve; “Chronomètre” “L’Heure Exacte” (The Exact Time); brass and mahogany

EUR 1,400 - 2,700

USD 1,700 - 3,300 / HKD 13,000 - 24,900

Sold: EUR 1,820

Brass, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, precision counter-clock with screwed bezel, mounted in a mahogany three-body hinged rectangular-shaped box; silver colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 and one horological complication:
• 40-hour power-reserve indication (sector at 3 o’clock)

19’’’, rhodium-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 precision-regulating device for fast / slow by means of an eccentric snail.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Zenith, Le Locle

Model Chronomètre” “L’Heure Exacte” (The Exact Time)

Year circa 1920-1930

Movement No. 2 852 964

Diameter 85.2 mm. (bezel)

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions 88 x 116 x 148 mm. (box)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories steel setting-pin


*a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer's premium, plus 150€ for termination oftemporary export, at buyer's expense, only if it is delivered within the EU