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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 337

    Carrington & Co. An 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with 6 minutes flying tourbillon

    SIGNED CARRINGTON & CO., BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT, 130 REGENT STREET, LONDON, NO. 12'208, STAMPED WITH LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1909

    Price Realised  

    Carrington & Co. An 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with 6 minutes flying tourbillon
    Signed Carrington & Co., By Royal Appointment, 130 Regent Street, London, No. 12'208, stamped with London date letter for 1909
    With three quarter plate gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, screwed gold chatons, blued screws, gilt flying tourbillon carriage, bimetallic compensation balance with gold poising screws, free sprung regulator, gold cuvette, off-white enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular plain case, case stamped with casemaker's initials RN for Robert North and London date letter for 1909, dial and movement signed
    53 mm. diam.


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    The flying tourbillon is a variation of the tourbillon invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet. It has the same single driving force of a tourbillon but rather than being supported by a bridge or cock at both top and bottom, it is cantilevered, being only supported from one side, hence the designation "flying".