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Auction Description for Auktionen Dr. Crott: Important Watches, Clocks and Snuff-Boxes
Viewing Notes:
9th November 2pm to 9pm. 10th November 8.30am to 11am.
Sale Notes:
www.uhren-muser.de

Important Watches, Clocks and Snuff-Boxes

by Auktionen Dr. Crott

Platinum House

541 lots with images

November 10, 2012

Live Auction

SkyLoft Event Center

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel & Conference Center

Frankurt, Germany

Phone: 00 49 621 32 88 650

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A. Lange & Söhne, Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation Glashütte B/Dresden, Movement No. 89586, Case No. 89586, Cal. 45, 55 mm, circa 1938

Lot 1: A. Lange & Söhne, Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation Glashütte B/Dresden, Movement No. 89586, Case No. 89586, Cal. 45, 55 mm, circa 1938

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Description: An aviator's extremely rare navigation watch - rare precursor (cal. 45 - first series of 10 pieces) of the later main series of the Lange aviator's watches - sold on 09/06/1939 to the Reich Minister of Aviation in Berlin - with Lange & Söhne extract of the archives of the watch museum Glashuette Case: silver matted. Dial: black, luminous numerals, blued luminous hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, gold screw comp. balance, index spring fine adjusting device, gold lever.

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International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Movement No. 1014137, Case No. 1033537, Cal. 52T 19''' H6 S.C., 55 mm, circa 1940

Lot 2: International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Movement No. 1014137, Case No. 1033537, Cal. 52T 19''' H6 S.C., 55 mm, circa 1940

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Description: An aviator's extremely rare, large wristwatch of the Deutsche Luftwaffe - delivered to Siegfried Heindorf in Berlin Case: steel, matt-finished, push back. Dial: black, luminous Arabic numerals, centre seconds, luminous alpha hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, frosted, gilt, chatoned, indirect centre seconds, hack feature, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, index spring fine adjusting device. "The big aviators watch of IWC produced for the German Airforce" In 1940, 1.000 pieces of the big aviator's watch with case numbers between 1033201 and 1034200 were shipped to Siegfried Heindorf, Berlin/Germany. Lit.: "IWC" Jürgen King, April 2001

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A. Lange & Söhne, Movement No. 215773, Case No. 215773, Cal. 48.1, 55 mm, circa 1943

Lot 3: A. Lange & Söhne, Movement No. 215773, Case No. 215773, Cal. 48.1, 55 mm, circa 1943

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Description: An aviator's rare navigation watch Case: matted grey, push back, original oversized aviator's leather strap. Dial: black, luminous Arabic numerals and -indexes, centre seconds, inner hour scale and outer minute scale, blued luminous hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, frosted, gilt, balance stop device, indirect centre seconds, Guillaume balance, blued balance spring.

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Lacher & Co., Pforzheim,

Lot 4: Lacher & Co., Pforzheim, "LACO", Movement No. D02046, Case No. H2046, Cal. "Durowe", 55 mm, circa 1942

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Description: An aviator almost as new watch of the German Air Force with an original oversized aviator's leather strap Case: matted, push back with military engraving. Dial: black, luminous Arabic numerals and -indexes, centre seconds, blued luminous lozenge hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, 22 jewels, indirect centre seconds, hack feature, large Glucydur screw balance, blued balance spring.

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International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Movement No. 945760, Case No. 987932, Cal. 83, 38 mm, circa 1937

Lot 5: International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, Movement No. 945760, Case No. 987932, Cal. 83, 38 mm, circa 1937

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Description: An aviator's important, extremely rare wristwatch "Special Wristwatch for Aviators", so called Mark IX - sold on 08/18/1937 to Novotny, Prague - with IWC extract from the archives - The Mark IX was produced between 1936 and 1944, now a total of 430 watches is currently registered at IWC Case: steel, polished, push back, dust cap, turnable bezel. Dial: black, luminous Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, luminous skeleton hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) Omega, Swiss, Movement No. 9384865, Case No. 9555491, Cal. 33.3 CHRO T2, 38 mm, circa 1944

Lot 6: (*) Omega, Swiss, Movement No. 9384865, Case No. 9555491, Cal. 33.3 CHRO T2, 38 mm, circa 1944

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Description: A gentleman's important wristwatch with chronograph and tachymeter function in the military design of the early 1940s Case: steel, push back, rounded chronograph pushers. Dial: black, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. counter, tachy scale, telemeter scale, alpha hands. Movm.: 1/2 plate movement, rhodium-plated, ground, 17 jewels, finely ground chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, screw compensation balance. Early Omega chronographs in steel cases with round chronograph pushers are very rare today and highly coveted by the collectors. This watch is certainly one of the most sought after models ' its appeal lies in the unique combination of its features: a magnificently aged black dial, delicately executed chronograph scales and discreet Arabic numerals in union with original Alpha hands, an unrefurbished sharp edged case in outstanding condition. The overall excellent condition of the watch and its aesthetic beauty surely make it a truly outstanding piece. Similar watches are described and illustrated in: "Omega" by Marco Richon, Bienne 2007, page 532ff.

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Longines Watch Co./Wittnauer

Lot 7: Longines Watch Co./Wittnauer "Lindbergh - Hour Angle Watch", Movement No. 6433687, Case No. 23062, Cal. 37.9, 46 mm, circa 1940

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Description: An aviator's large and rare "Hour Angle" navigation watch Case: steel, hinged push back, sterling silver turnable bezel with angle horaire. Dial: enamel chapter ring, radial Roman numerals, centre seconds, inner silvered rotating disc, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: divided 3/4 plate movement, chatoned, rhodium-plated, ground, indirect centre seconds, Glucydur screw balance, blued balance spring, Glucydur lever. Lindbergh - Hour Angle Watch In the early years of aviation between 1920 and 1930 the majority of aviators wore watches created by Longines. The main reason for this was Longines' advantage in innovation, their most notable piece at the time being the Hour Angle watch. As Earth makes one rotation of 360 degrees, a 12-hour dial is a useful tool for dividing up that distance over time. With the inner rotating bezel the aviator could use the hands of the watch to pinpoint his location accurately. The large size and features of the watch show its history as an aviator's watch. It was easy to read in the cockpit because of its size, while its large winding crown made winding and setting easy even with gloves. The technical and mathematical functions of the watch were of course also of utmost importance in this pioneering era of aviation. For a discussion of the Lindbergh model and illustrations of similar examples, see Marozzi, D. & Toselli, G., Longines, pp. 75-79

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International Watch Co., Schaffhausen,

Lot 8: International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, "Der Fliegerchronograph", Case No. 2472951, Ref. 3740, Cal. 631, 36 mm, circa 1990

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Description: An aviator's watch with chronograph, 30 min. and 12h counter and date Case: steel, matted, screwed on back with engraving, screwed crown, movement protection cap, original buckle. Dial: black, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. and 12h counter, date indication, luminous baton hands. Movm.: precision quartz movement with step switching drive and mechanical chronograph module, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 25 jewels, mirror-polished chronograph steel parts.

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International Watch Co. Schaffhausen

Lot 9: International Watch Co. Schaffhausen "Mark XI", Movement No. 2275656, Case No. 6B/346-1090/51, Cal. 89, 36 mm, circa 1951

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Description: An aviator's fine watch of the British Royal Air Force Case: steel, screw back with military engraving, protection cap against magnetism Dial: black, Arabic numerals, luminous indexes, central seconds, luminous baton hands Movm.: bridge movement, chatoned, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, Glucydur screw balance, blued balance spring, incabloc shock protection for balance

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International Watch Co., Schaffhausen

Lot 10: International Watch Co., Schaffhausen "Mark XII", Movement No. 2663534, Case No. 2608953, Ref. 3241, Cal. 884/2, 36 mm, circa 1994

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Description: An aviator's fine, automatic wristwatch with date Case: steel, screw back and crown, protection cap against magnetism, IWC buckle. Dial: black, Arabic numerals, luminous indexes, centrel seconds, date indication, luminous baton hands. Movm.: rotorwind movement, rhodium-plated, 36 jewels, polished screws, hack feature, Glucydur balance, shock protection for balance.

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International Watch Co. Schaffhausen

Lot 11: International Watch Co. Schaffhausen "Mark XI", Movement No. 1211642, Case No. 6B/346-686/51, 36 mm, circa 1951

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Description: An aviator's fine watch of the British Royal Air Force Case: steel, screw back with military engraving, protection cap against magnetism Dial: black, Arabic numerals, luminous indexes, central seconds, luminous baton hands Movm.: bridge movement, chatoned, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, Glucydur screw balance, blued balance spring, incabloc shock protection for balance The "Mark XI": In 1948 IWC designed new aviator's watches for English, they were used in different air forces in the United Kingdom of England. Equipped with the today legendary manual hoist movement "Kaliber 89", they promised the highest possible reliability under toughest circumstances and protection against magnetic influences in the cockpit without corrupting the preciseness. The testing circumstances according to which the "Mark XI" had to survive extreme tests during 648 hours before delivery were also unprecedented. The reliable IWC "Mark XI" was also used as expedition watch, as it accompanied for example Sir Edmund Hillary and Mr. J.H. Miller, who was navigator in chief of the "Ross Sea Expedition" on their strenuous expedition to Antarctica.

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Léonidas, RLM-Nav. No. 5278, Case No. 213801, Cal. Val. 22, 38 mm, circa 1935

Lot 12: Léonidas, RLM-Nav. No. 5278, Case No. 213801, Cal. Val. 22, 38 mm, circa 1935

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Description: An aviator's rare navigation wristwatch of the Deutsche Luftwaffe Case: steel, screw back with military engraving. Dial: black, luminous Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. counter, luminous hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, very finely ground chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, Glucydur screw balance, blued balance spring, shock protection for balance. In the 1930s the Ministry of Aviation purchased Swiss watches and provided some of the test pilots of the Rechlin testing grounds with them. This watch is one of these rare pieces. Source: Konrad Knirim, "Militäruhren" Bottrop 2002, p. 358. Detailed description and illustration of this watch in "Militäruhren" by Konrad Knirim, Pomp. Verlag 2002, page 358f.

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Excelsior Park

Lot 13: Excelsior Park "Monte Carlo", Cal. Val 7740, 43 mm, circa 1990

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Description: An aviator's large, almost as new wristwatch with chronograph and date Case: steel, turnable bezel, screw back. Dial: black, luminous Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. and 12h counter, luminous steel Baton hands. Movm.: 4/5 plate movement, rhodium plated, matted chronograph steel parts, Glucydur balance, shock protection.

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François Borgel, Gèneve / Alfred Lugrin à L'Orient / Lemania, Case No. 117917, 36 mm, circa 1913

Lot 14: François Borgel, Gèneve / Alfred Lugrin à L'Orient / Lemania, Case No. 117917, 36 mm, circa 1913

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Description: An early single button chronograph - in a rare, patented, screwed case design by F. Borgel and movement by Alfred Lugrin à L'Orient / Lemania Case: silver, crown with chronograph pusher, reeded bezel. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, 12h counter, 30 min. counter, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, finely ground chronograph steel parts, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. François Borgel Towards the end of the nineteenth century in Geneva, Switzerland, François Borgel set up in business making watch cases. In 1891 Borgel patented the screw watch case design that most often bears his name today, the Borgel Case. This Borgel screw case was used for Borgel pocket watches before achieving wide use during the First World War for Borgel wrist watches, often purchased by Officers to wear in the cramped conditions of the trenches in place of the standard issue pocket watches of the day, hence the terms Borgel Officer's watch, or Borgel trench watch. Source: http://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/borgel.html, as of 09/16/2012. Alfred Lugrin à L'Orient / Lemania The watches and watch movement manufactory Lemania was founded in 1884 by Alfred Lugrin (1858-1920), who had acquired his expertise as a laborer at Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le Sentier. Because of the outstanding quality of his watch movements Lugrin received top awards and gold medals at exhibitions in 1906 in Milan and in 1914 in Bern. From the beginning he had specialized in the production of chronographs, stopwatches and repeaters. Till the year 1930 the factory had the name to Lugrin S.A., until Lugrin's son in law Marius Meylan established the brand name Lemania Watch Co. with headquarters in L'Orient. In 1932 Lemania, Omega and Tissot joined to form the SSIH group. Source: http://www.watches-wiki.net/index.php?title=Lemania, as of 09/17/2012.

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Longines Chronomètre, Movement No. 8750605, Cal. 30B, 43 mm, circa 1950

Lot 15: Longines Chronomètre, Movement No. 8750605, Cal. 30B, 43 mm, circa 1950

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Description: A rare observatory competition chronometer Case: nickel, polished, glazed push back. Dial: silver, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued leaf hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, ground, chatoned, 21 jewels, Guillaume gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring with two terminal curves. Caliber 30B During this time Longines used various movements of a diameter of 30 mm to comply with the testing standards for wristwatches. This one indicates it is the 6th watch made of a mini series of only 60 pieces total. Very unique off center movement to allow more space for the escapament.

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Officine Panerai Brevetee

Lot 16: Officine Panerai Brevetee "Radiomir", Rolex SA-Genève, Suisse, 31 Victoires, Haute Precision, Case No. 1010351, Ref. 3646 / Type C, Rolex Cal. 618 / Type 1, 46 x 46 mm, circa 1944

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Description: An important military diver's watch of the German Navy, owned by German diver Helmut Roesel; not even 50 watches of this type are known today. The watch comes with extensive documentation, original navy service record, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Small Units badge 2nd Grade. After World War II Helmut Roesel became pastor in Hamburg and was eventually decorated with the Federal Cross of Merit for his work. Case: steel, screw back, "Patent Oyster" winding crown, original plumb seal. Dial: black, "sandwich" type, luminous Arabic numerals/indexes, luminous baton hands. Movm.: bridge movement, Rolex cal. 618 / Type 1, nickel-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, chatoned, 17 jewels, monometallic screw balance. Radiomir Panerai In 1942, 720 of these diver's wristwatches - which were exceptional for the time - were produced; the complete edition was delivered to the German and Italian army which supplied its combat divers with these watches. Source: Rolex Uhren GmbH Köln Because of the 1914 invention of the luminous material "Radiomir" - a mix of zinc sulfide and radium bromide - the Panerai dials could be read well at night and in deep water. Panerai made use of this advantage in his watches and was commissioned to produce the first diver's wristwatches, called "Radiomir". The first prototypes were still produced at Rolex, the later watches and their cases were produced at Panerai according to Oyster standards. In 1936 the Panerai Radiomir became a part of the secret naval equipment. Source: "Armbanduhren Klassik Katalog", Koenigswinter 2005, page 146. With the kind support of Ralf Ehlers & Volker Wiegmann, www.vintagepanerai.com., the highly recommended website for vintage Panerai watches.

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Officine Panerai Brevetee

Lot 17: Officine Panerai Brevetee "Radiomir", Rolex SA, Genève Suisse, 31 Victoires, Haute Precision, Brevetee, Case No. 260642, Ref. 3646 / Type C, Rolex Cal. 618 / Type 1, 46 x 46 mm, circa 1944

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Description: An important military diver's watch of the German Navy, owned by German diver Fred Richardt; not even 50 watches of this type are known today. The watch comes with a small photography documentation Case: steel, screw back, "Brevet Plus" winding crown. Dial: black, "sandwich" type, luminous Arabic numerals/indexes, luminous Mercedes hands. Movm.: bridge movement, nickel-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, chatoned, 17 jewels, monometallic screw balance. Radiomir Panerai In 1942, 720 of these diver's wristwatches - which were exceptional for the time - were produced; the complete edition was delivered to the German and Italian army which supplied its combat divers with these watches. Source: Rolex Uhren GmbH Köln Because of the 1914 invention of the luminous material "Radiomir" - a mix of zinc sulfide and radium bromide - the Panerai dials could be read well at night and in deep water. Panerai made use of this advantage in his watches and was commissioned to produce the first diver's wristwatches, called "Radiomir". The first prototypes were still produced at Rolex, the later watches and their cases were produced at Panerai according to Oyster standards. In 1936 the Panerai Radiomir became a part of the secret naval equipment. Source: "Armbanduhren Klassik Katalog", Koenigswinter 2005, page 146. With the kind support of Ralf Ehlers & Volker Wiegmann, www.vintagepanerai.com., the highly recommended website for vintage Panerai watches.

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(*) Ulysse Nardin Locle Suisse

Lot 19: (*) Ulysse Nardin Locle Suisse "Chronometre", Movement No. 127669, Case No. 10001, 64 mm, 249 g, circa 1956

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Description: A fine deck watch with mahogany transport box and Bulletin de Marche dated June 1972 Case: steel, polished, screw back, movement protection cap. Dial: silvered, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, Guillaume gold screw compensation balance, Nivarox balance spring, shock protection for balance wheel, cam type fine adjusting device.

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Ulysse Nardin, Locle Suisse / F.L. Löbner, Berlin, W., Movement No. 24901, Case No. 360353, 59 mm, 196 g, circa 1950

Lot 20: Ulysse Nardin, Locle Suisse / F.L. Löbner, Berlin, W., Movement No. 24901, Case No. 360353, 59 mm, 196 g, circa 1950

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Description: A fine, rare deck chronometer with 40h power reserve indicator - with original numbered wooden box Case: silver, tiered, polished. Dial: silvered, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. Franz Ludwig Loebner Franz Ludwig Loebner was born in Torgau in 1836; after having finished school, he began an apprenticeship with local master watchmaker Otto. His journeyman years took Loebner first to Leipzig and finally to Berlin, where he became a master watchmaker and started his own workshop in 1862. Loebners own design and construction efforts were always dedicated to time interval measuring instruments such as tertiae counters or a clock with a dial diameter of 3 m that measures milliseconds (illustrated in the Deutsche Uhrmacherzeitung of 1895). One of his last creations was the so-called "perpetual calendar" in the reading room of the German Reichstag; this was a clock which showed days, date, months, the turn of the year and the moon phases. The clock also had a perpetual calendar for the next 2000 years. In 1897 Loebner transferred his company to Otto Fritz. He died 1921 in Berlin. Source: http://www.knirim.de/loebner.htm, as of 09/24/2012

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Ulysse Nardin Locle Suisse

Lot 21: Ulysse Nardin Locle Suisse "Chronometre", Movement No. 128224, Case No. 614829, Cal. 24''', 64 mm, 232 g, circa 1964

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Description: A fine deck chronometer with power reserve indicator - with mahogany transport box, static box and Bulletin de Marche Observatory Le Locle, August 1964 Case: silver, tiered, polished, dome with dedication engraving. Dial: silvered, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, 36h power reserve indicator, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, Guillaume gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, cam type fine adjusting device.

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An attractive lot of nine nautical instruments, including ship's chronometers, deck watches and a sextant

Lot 22: An attractive lot of nine nautical instruments, including ship's chronometers, deck watches and a sextant

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Description: Hamilton Watch Co. Lancaster PA., "Modell 22", Movement No. 2F21503, Case No. 18444, 70 mm, 320 g, circa 1942 A fine deck watch "Navigation Master Watch", U.S. Navy, - BU. Ships-1942 with original box and transport case Case: nickel, plated, matted, screwed. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 48h power reserve indicator, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, chatoned, 7 adj., 21 jewels, monometallic screw balance, cam type fine adjusting device.

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Longines,

Lot 23: Longines, "GCT" (Greenwich Civil Time), Movement No. 5734244, Case No. 58542, Cal. 21.29, 54 mm, 124 g, circa 1937

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Description: A navigation deck watch with 24h indication, central seconds and power reserve indicator Type A-9 in a special metal container with cover and glass made for the US Army / Air Force Case: chromium-plated, engraved bezels, stop slide for balance at "2", screw back with military engraving. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, blued steel hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 6 adj., 21 jewels, indirect centre seconds, Glucydur screw balance, blued balance spring, cam type fine adjusting device.

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(*) Longines, Movement No. 4905912, Case No. 4905912, Cal. 21.25, 56 mm, 123 g, circa 1928

Lot 24: (*) Longines, Movement No. 4905912, Case No. 4905912, Cal. 21.25, 56 mm, 123 g, circa 1928

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Description: A rare deck watch in a mahogany box Case: silver, engine-turned. Dial: enamel, Arabic "Art Deco" numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, screw compensation balance, index spring fine adjusting device.

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August Ericsson, St. Petersburg / Ulysse Nardin, Le Locle, Case No. 380, 54 mm, 142 g, circa 1910

Lot 25: August Ericsson, St. Petersburg / Ulysse Nardin, Le Locle, Case No. 380, 54 mm, 142 g, circa 1910

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Description: A heavy deck chronometer with spring detent escapement by Ulysse Nardin - for the Russian market Case: silver, tiered, polished. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, screwed gold chatons, spring detent escapement, gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. August Ericsson August Ericsson was a well reputated Swedish watch maker and retailer having his business in St. Petersburg, starting 1865 died 1915. He used only top of the line movements like Ullusse Nardin, IWC Longines and even Victor Kullberg in his pocket watches and ship's chronometers. Delivered watches to the Csar and his family and the Russian Navy.

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(*) Ulysse Nardin Locle, Suisse, Movement No. 123121, Case No. 619188, 56 mm, 159 g, circa 1940

Lot 26: (*) Ulysse Nardin Locle, Suisse, Movement No. 123121, Case No. 619188, 56 mm, 159 g, circa 1940

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Description: A deck chronometer of the Royal Navy with indirect centre seconds - mahogany box Case: silver, "broad arrow", military engraving "H.S. 2", polished, reeded, screw back. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, centre seconds,numbered, signed, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, indirect centre seconds, Guillaume gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, cam type fine adjusting device.

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Brüder Klumak Wien, Movement No. 4722, Case No. 74758, 60 mm, 184 g, circa 1900

Lot 27: Brüder Klumak Wien, Movement No. 4722, Case No. 74758, 60 mm, 184 g, circa 1900

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Description: A rare deck chronometer with pivoted detent escapement for the Imperial Austrian navy - with original mahogany box Case: silver, tiered, engine-turned. Dial: silvered, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 4/5 plate movement, frosted, gilt, gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring. Brothers Klumak in Vienna Together with Joseph Nicolaus in Vienna, the Klumak brothers can be counted amongst the pioneers of Austrian precision watchmaking and like Nikolaus they were chronometer makers to the Imperial and Royal Navy.

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Onesime Dumas

Lot 28: Onesime Dumas "Dépot de la Marine", Case No. 652, 100 x 120 x 66 mm, circa 1860

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Description: A small marine chronometer with 40h power reserve indicator Case: mahogany box, numbered bone shield, brass bowl. Dial: silvered, signed, numbered, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, 40h power reserve indicator, Breguet hands. Movm.: brass movement, polished, conical movement pillars, chain/fusee, spring detent escapement, bimetallic chronometer balance with 4 screws and 2 weights, freesprung, blued, helical balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. Onesime Dumas (1824-1889) Onesime Dumas was the nephew of Henri Motel and apprenticed with him. He was also a student with Perrelet and C.A. Berthoud. Dumas took over Victor Gannery's shop in 1851. Source: Tony Mercer "Chronometer Makers of the World", Colchester 1991, p. 134

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Joseph White & Son, Conventry & London, Makers to the Admirality, Movement No. 39449, Case No. 39449, 58 mm, 195 g, circa 1912

Lot 29: Joseph White & Son, Conventry & London, Makers to the Admirality, Movement No. 39449, Case No. 39449, 58 mm, 195 g, circa 1912

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Description: A heavy, rare, almost as new deck watch with 6 minute carousel / tourbillon with original mahogany box with inlaid bone shield Case: silver, polished, tiered, case maker punch mark "WB", gold hinges. Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, frosted, gilt, screwed gold chatons, carousel revolving in 6 minutes, gold screw compensation balance, blued freesprung balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. "Carousel" watches Six-minute carousels are very rare. In fact, the speed of rotation is closer to that of tourbillions than of carousels. "Carousel" watches are a design by the Danish watchmaker B. Bonniksen, who registered the patent in 1892 in England. His intention was to create a compromise between the "expensive" tourbillon and a normal chronometer - and he actually achieved better results with his carousel than some of the tourbillons.

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Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Movement No. 5799025, Case No. 20463, Cal. 24''', 66 mm, 245 g, circa 1938

Lot 30: Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Movement No. 5799025, Case No. 20463, Cal. 24''', 66 mm, 245 g, circa 1938

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Description: An early, rare deck watch with split seconds chronograph for sports timing Case: steel, tiered, polished. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, centre seconds, 30 min. counter, blued leaf hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 21 jewels, 3 adj., finely ground chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, Glucydur screw balance, index spring fine adjusting device.

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Longines Watch Co., Movement No. 50918383, Case No. 50918383, Cal. 262, 66 mm, 298 g, circa 1970

Lot 31: Longines Watch Co., Movement No. 50918383, Case No. 50918383, Cal. 262, 66 mm, 298 g, circa 1970

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Description: A very fine and rare split seconds chronograph with nonius hand and constant force - in its original shoulder bag Case: steel, polished, steel cuvette, screwed on. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, 30 min. counter, auxiliary seconds, Vernier scale chronograph hand, baton hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, rhodium plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, finest matted, bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, mirror polished screws, ground and bevelled double hand tong with polished bevelling, separate ratchet wheel for split seconds chronograph, going train with constant force, screw compensation balance, balance spring with inner terminal curve, index spring fine adjusting device, shock protection for balance.

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Longines Chronomètre, Movement No. 10972232, Cal. 360, 71 x 70 x 32 mm, circa 1956

Lot 32: Longines Chronomètre, Movement No. 10972232, Cal. 360, 71 x 70 x 32 mm, circa 1956

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Description: An extremely rare, legendary competition chronometer from the 1st series in an aluminium block case - with "Bulletin de 1ère Classe de l'Observatoire Neuchâtel, from April 20th 1965 Case: aluminium, polished, glazed push back. Dial: silver, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 2 photo indexings at "6" and "8", blued baton hands. Movm.: rectangular bridge movement, 21 jewels, Guillaume screw compensation balance, blued balance spring with two terminal curves, shock protection for balance, lever and escape wheel. Caliber 360 Caliber 360 is a very rare observatory calibre especially made for competition trials, about 200 were made in 4 series. This piece from the first series, 1959. Silvered dial marked "Longines chronometer" with baton hands and numbers and subsecond dial with photo indexing. This watch participated 5 times in Neuchâtel (1959, 1960, 1964, 1964 and 1965) and won 5 First Prizes.

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Lot of 2 precision pocket watches

Lot 33: Lot of 2 precision pocket watches

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Description: Clifford Lupton, Cornhill, London, Movement No. 1343, 51 mm, 122 g, circa 1867 A rare precision pocket watch Case: silver, tiered, polished, case maker's punch mark "AT". Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, 30h power reserve indicator, gold spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, keywind, frosted, gilt, chain/fusee, screwed chatons, gold screw compensation balance, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.

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Lot of 2 precision pocket watches, S. Smith & Son, 9 Strand, London

Lot 34: Lot of 2 precision pocket watches, S. Smith & Son, 9 Strand, London

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Description: S. Smith & Son, 9 Strand, London, Makers to the admirality & the Indian government, Movement No. 184-126, Case No. 126, 51 mm, 123 g, circa 1904 A rare deck watch - "KEW Observatory Chronometer" Case: silver, tiered, polished, gold dome with presentation engraving, case maker punch mark "SS". Dial: enamel, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, signed, numbered, blued spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, chatoned, English lever escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring.

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(*) Arnold & Dent, London, Movement No. 4506, 55 mm, 147 g, circa 1833

Lot 35: (*) Arnold & Dent, London, Movement No. 4506, 55 mm, 147 g, circa 1833

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Description: A rare deck watch Case: silver, polished, case maker punch mark "GP". Dial: silvered, Arabic minute indication, auxiliary seconds, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: full plate movement, keywind, firegilt, signed, moulded pillars, Earnshaw spring detent escapement, bimetallic chronometer balance with 2 screws and 2 weights, freesprung blued helical balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.

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John Barwise, London, Movement No. 9472, Case No. 9472, 53 mm, 114 g, circa 1889

Lot 36: John Barwise, London, Movement No. 9472, Case No. 9472, 53 mm, 114 g, circa 1889

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Description: A rare pocket chronometer with duplex escapement and unusual calibre Case: silver, polished, case maker's punch mark "JW" (Joseph Walton), London date letter for 1889. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, gold Breguet hands. Movm.: frosted, gilt chain/fusee, duplex escapement, screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. John Barwise (1757-1842) Barwise was one of London's most renowned makers of precision watches and one of the few watchmakers who served as an expert on the Board of Longitude during the chronometer dispute between John Arnold and Thomas Earnshaw.

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Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Movement No. 2978065, Case No. 2978065, Cal. 21.29, 68 mm, 213 g, circa 1912

Lot 37: Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Movement No. 2978065, Case No. 2978065, Cal. 21.29, 68 mm, 213 g, circa 1912

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Description: A rare, fine deck watch of the US Navy with 36h power reserve indicator Case: silver, military engraving "US Navy", tiered, polished. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, 5 adj., chatoned centre wheel, gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, cam type fine adjusting device.

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Longines, Movement No. 1927920, Case No. 1927920, Cal. 24.99, 67 mm, 246 g, circa 1909

Lot 38: Longines, Movement No. 1927920, Case No. 1927920, Cal. 24.99, 67 mm, 246 g, circa 1909

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Description: A rare and fine torpedo boat chronometer with 50 h power reserve; a custom product created for the Washington Observatory in 1909. This is the 5th chronometer in a very small series of only 6 pieces with unusual balance cocks. Case: silver, tiered, polished, gold crown and hinge. Dial: silvered, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, 21 jewels, unusual caged balance wheel, screwed gold chatons, gold screw compensation balance, freesprung blued balance spring, counterpoised lever.

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Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Movement No. 1927947, Case No. 1927947, Cal. 24.99, 67 mm, 250 g, circa 1905

Lot 39: Longines Watch Co., Swiss, Movement No. 1927947, Case No. 1927947, Cal. 24.99, 67 mm, 250 g, circa 1905

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Description: A rare, fine torpedo boat chronometer of the US Navy from the 1st series with 50h power reserve indicator - with copies of the Bulletin 2me Classe de l'Observatoire Astronomique de Neuchatel, 1908 and of the Bulletin 1ère Classe de l'Observatoire Astronomique de Neuchatel, 1916, regulated by Arnold Vuille-Roulet Case: silver, tiered, polished, military engraving "US Navy", gold crown and hinge. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement, frosted, gilt, 21 jewels, 8 adj., screwed gold chatons, Guillaume gold screw compensation balance, blued balance spring according to Phillips, index spring fine adjusting device, counterpoised lever.

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Vacheron & Constantin à Genève, Movement No. 415007, Case No. 255938, Cal. 67-124, 82 mm, 384 g, circa 1935

Lot 40: Vacheron & Constantin à Genève, Movement No. 415007, Case No. 255938, Cal. 67-124, 82 mm, 384 g, circa 1935

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Description: A fine Geneva deck watch in a mahogany table clock case - with extract from the archives Case: nickel, slivered, tiered, polished. Dial: silvered regulator dial, signed, eccentric hour dial with Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, keywind, applied click work, signed, balance stop device, large screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, micrometer regulator.

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Patek Philippe Genève

Lot 41: Patek Philippe Genève "MKIII", Movement No. 1802717, Ref. 1215, 125 x 160 x 75 mm, circa 1975

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Description: An as new table chronometer "Naviquartz" with mahogany box and operating instructions Case: mahogany, brass inlays, reeded facet glazed brass bezel. Dial: white, radial Roman numerals, centre seconds, blued Breguet hands. Movm.: precision quartz movement.

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(*) Zenith

Lot 42: (*) Zenith "Chronometre", 118 x 152 x 89 mm, circa 1940

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Description: Deck watch with 40h power reserve indicator in a mahogany box Case: brass, nickel, glazed reeded screw bezel. Dial: silvered, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 1/2 plate movement, frosted, gilt, compensation balance, cam type fine adjusting device.

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VEB Mechanik A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte i/SA, Movement No. 206694, Case No. 206228, Cal. 48, 60 mm, 175 g, circa 1950

Lot 43: VEB Mechanik A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte i/SA, Movement No. 206694, Case No. 206228, Cal. 48, 60 mm, 175 g, circa 1950

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Description: A Glashuette deck watch with 35h power reserve indicator - sold on 03/31/1950 to DAHA Feinwerk-Technik company, Berlin (for Poland) - with Lange extract from the archives Case: silver, polished. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds at "3", blued spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, signed, 20 jewels, nickel steel screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, index spring fine adjusting device.

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A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte i. Sa., Movement No. 202879, Case No. 1084485, 59 mm, 163 g, circa 1940

Lot 44: A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte i. Sa., Movement No. 202879, Case No. 1084485, 59 mm, 163 g, circa 1940

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Description: Glashuette navigation deck watch of the German "Kriegsmarine M 10453" with nationality marking Case: silvered, polished, push back, military engraving: swastika "M 10453". Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 35h power reserve indication, blued spade hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, frosted, gilt, nickel steel screw compensation balance, blued balance spring, index spring fine adjusting device.

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A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte B/Dresden, Movement No. 760, 185 x 180 x 185 mm, circa 1948

Lot 45: A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte B/Dresden, Movement No. 760, 185 x 180 x 185 mm, circa 1948

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Description: A German Ship's chronometer with 56h power reserve indication Case: mahogany box, applied signature shield, applied handles, facetted glass, brass gimbals and bowl, two-body. Dial: silvered, signed, numbered, inlaid radial Roman numerals, large auxiliary seconds, gold spade hands. Movm.: brass movement, polished, decorated, solid rounded movement pillars, chain/fusee, brass screws, spring detent escapement, heavy bimetallic chronometer balance with 4 weights and 2 screws by Griesbach, blued helical balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone.

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Uhrenfabrik Union Glashütte in Sachsen No. 20 / Franz Lidecke, Geestemünde, Movement No. 404, 185 x 195 x 185 mm, circa 1911

Lot 46: Uhrenfabrik Union Glashütte in Sachsen No. 20 / Franz Lidecke, Geestemünde, Movement No. 404, 185 x 195 x 185 mm, circa 1911

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Description: A rare, very fine Ship's chronometer with 56h power reserve. The Union watch company only ever produced 37 marine chronometers, which all passed the tests of the German Naval Observatory in Hamburg. This instrument no. 20 was first tested in 1912/1913 and again later in 1916/1917. After the last test it was bought by Lidecke in Gestemuende. Case: mahogany box, brass inlays, applied signature shields, screwed on handles, with lid and glass, case key, brass gimbals and bowl, three-body. Dial: silvered, signed, numbered, inlaid radial Roman numerals, large auxiliary seconds, gilt spade hands. Movm.: brass movement, polished, decorated, rounded movement pillars, chain/fusee, spring detent escapement, blued screws, "Griesbach"-chronometer balance with 4 weights and 2 screws, blued helical balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone.

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(*) M. Viel-Robin, Paris, Movement No. 151, 195 x 185 x 195 mm, circa 1870

Lot 47: (*) M. Viel-Robin, Paris, Movement No. 151, 195 x 185 x 195 mm, circa 1870

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Description: An important rare ship's chronometer with 4 days power reserve indication Case: mahogany, brass inlays, inlaid bone shield, case key, brass gimbals and bowl, two-body. Dial: silvered, signed, numbered, inlaid radial Roman numerals, large auxiliary seconds, stell Breguet hands. Movm.: brass movement, decorated, solid movement pillars, chain/fusee with Harrisons maintaining power, Henri Robert type pivoted detent escapement with transport security device, bimetallic chronometer balance with 6 screws and 2 movable trapezoid weights, freesprung blued balance spring, set diamond endstones on balance.

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Simon Vissière au Hâvre (Seine infèrieure), Movement No. 210, 160 x 160 x 170 mm, circa 1860

Lot 48: Simon Vissière au Hâvre (Seine infèrieure), Movement No. 210, 160 x 160 x 170 mm, circa 1860

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Description: A very rare ships chronometer with 49h power reserve Case: mahogany box, brass inlays, inlaid bone signature shield, brass handles, lid and glass, spring suspensioned brass gimbals and bowl, three-body. Dial: silvered, signed, numbered, radial Roman hours at "9", central Arabic minutes, large auxiliary seconds at "3", blued Breguet hands. Movm.: brass movement, conical pillars, chain/fusee, spring detent escapement, heavy chronometer balance with 2 weights and 2 screws, freesprung blued helical balance spring, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. Simon Vissière au Hâvre Together with Rodanet, Gannery, Leclerq and F.A. Lange, Vissière is counted among the students of Joseph Winnerl, Paris. The very design of the chronometer shows the influence of this master craftsman and the school derived from Breguet. The clear-cut design without unnecessary embellishment and the finely gold-plated full plate catch the eye immediately. The chronometer and its fine original box are in original condition and can be considered a typical example of the customised French high quality chronometers of the Breguet-Winnerl range. To be noted also is the spring suspension typical for Vissière, effected in a U-shape by two bronze/brass springs

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(*) John Roger Arnold, London, Inv. et Fecit, Movement No. 511,

Lot 49: (*) John Roger Arnold, London, Inv. et Fecit, Movement No. 511, "ONE DAY" 127 x 137 x 127 mm, circa 1822

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Description: A rare small ship's chronometer recorded in the inventory of the Royal British Navy in Greenwich from 1822 to 1911. The chronometer was probably upgraded in Charles Frodsham's workshop in 1848. Case: rose wood, brass inlays, two bone shields, screwed on handles, with lid and glass, three-body. Dial: silvered, signed, numbered, inlaid radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, "broad arrow", blued spade hands. Movm.: brass movement, 55 mm, polished, decorated, moulded movement pillars, chain/fusee, Earnshaw's spring detent escapement, bimetallic chronometer balance with 2 weights and 8 screws, freesprung helical balance spring. Lit.: Tony Mercer "John Arnold & Son Chronometer Makers" London 1972, page 249.

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Breguet et Comp., No. 342, 200 x 185 x 185 mm, circa 1856

Lot 50: Breguet et Comp., No. 342, 200 x 185 x 185 mm, circa 1856

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Description: A rare two day ship's chronometer with one barrel, sold to Mr. Thibauz de Dunkerque on 29th March 1856 for 1200 Franc. Case: mahogany, brass inlays, screwed on brass shield, numbered, handle on top, brass gimbals and bowl, with lid and glass. Dial: silvered, signed, numbered, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, spade hands. Movm.: brass movement, polished, gilt, solid movement pillars, navette shaped echapement no. 304 with justable detent spring, screw compensation balance, freesprung blued balance spring, diamond endstone on balance.

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Dent,

Lot 51: Dent, "Chronometer Maker to the Queen", London, Movement No. 2995, 170 x 175 x 180 mm, circa 1870

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Description: A fine ships chronometer with 56h power reserve indication Case: mahogany box, brass inlays, screwed on handles bone signature shield, brass gimbals and bowl. Dial: silvered, signed, numbered, inlaid Roman numerals, large seconds, spade gold hands. Movm.: brass movement, polished, decorated, moulded pillars, chain/fusee, spring detent escapement, heavy chronometer balance with 2 weights and 4 screws, freesprung blued helical balance spring, diamond endstone.

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