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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

LOT 30

ZENITH CARILLON GRANDE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATER YELLOW GOLD Zenith, "Repetition à Minutes Grande Sonnerie et Carillon", case No. 181829. Made circa 1913. Fine and very rare, large, trip minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold, hunting cased, keyless, two-train, carillon grande sonnerie clockwatch with three hammers and three gongs.

Four-body, "bassine", engine-turned and polished, the front cover with small vacant cartouche. Hinged gold cuvette engraved with the prize medals. White enamel, Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Gold arrow hands. 20"`, matte gilt, double train with differential winding, 30 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with overcoil, index regulator, striking the hours and quarters on three gongs with three hammers, centrifugal governor between the dial and dial plate, Silence/Sonnerie selection lever on the bezel border, repeating activated by a trip push-piece in the band.

CHF 13,000 - 19,000

HKD 104,000 - 153,000 / USD 13,500 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 20,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-19

Good

Dent(s)

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-70-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairline

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case, cuvette and movement signed. DIAM. 54.5 mm. This type of minute-repeating GRANDE SONNERIE clockwatch movement, with carillon on three gongs with three stacked hammers but without Petite Sonnerie, were usually commercialised by ZENITH using the CESAR RACINE patent.