Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 79

ZENITH STEEL CHRONOGRAPH DESK CLOCK FOR THE SWISS POSTAL SERVICE Zenith, Le Locle, Suisse, movement and case No. 696A460, Model 58. Made for the Swiss Postal Service, circa 1930. Very fine and rare, stainless steel adjustable desk clock with chronograph, register and 24-hour dial.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

HKD 16,000 - 32,000 / USD 2,000 - 4,000


Sold: CHF 1,625

Four-body, polished, circular stand base with pivoted housing for the clock with rounded bezels and flat band, secured to the integral stand by three screws, button on the band at 11 for the start/stop of the chronograph and at 1 for the return-to-zero. White with Arabic numerals, outer minutes and fifths of a second divisions, outermost red five-second numerals, inner red 24-hour numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register. Gold spade hands. Cal. 4219, 18```, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, shock absorber, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial signed, movement signed and numbered, case numbered. OVERALL DIM. 12 x 10.7 cm., DIAMETER OF WATCH 71 mm. To be sold without reserve