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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 192

    George de la Courtine. A rare and early gilt metal and rock crystal pre-balance spring verge watch

    SIGNED GEORGE DE LA COURTINE À GENÈVE, CIRCA 1650

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    George de la Courtine. A rare and early gilt metal and rock crystal pre-balance spring verge watch
    Signed George de la Courtine à Genève, circa 1650
    With gilt-finished verge movement, gut fusée, unusual pierced and engraved pillars in the shape of mythical fish, finely pierced and engraved elongated balance cock and foot, steel two-armed pre-hairspring balance wheel, worm set-up with blued steel decorative mounts, ratchet and wheel regulation, the silver dial with engraved and blackened Roman numerals and half-hour divisions, single blued steel hand with central rosette decoration, in circular later rock crystal and plastic case, gilt brass bezels, ring pendant and seven-piece hinge, movement signed
    39 mm. diam.


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    The Genevan watchmaker George de la Courtine was active in the second half of the 17th century. He specialized in small pendant watches and form watches.

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