• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 131

    Girard-Perregaux. A very fine and rare 18K gold hunter case keyless pocket chronometer, made for the South American market

    SIGNED GIRARD-PERREGAUX, CHAUX-DE-FONDS, CHRONOMETRE, CASE NOS. 13375 AND 24454, MANUFACTURED IN 1887

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    Girard-Perregaux. A very fine and rare 18K gold hunter case keyless pocket chronometer, made for the South American market
    Signed Girard-Perregaux, Chaux-de-Fonds, Chronometre, case nos. 13375 and 24454, manufactured in 1887
    Gilt-finished three quarter plate jewelled movement, screwed gold chatons, pivoted detent escapement, blued steel spherical hairspring, diamond endstone, free sprung regulator, bimetallic compensation balance with two large oval-shaped pink gold weights, glazed dust cover, gold cuvette with engine-turned and engraved floral and scroll decorated border, engine-turned silvered dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, applied gold floral and scroll decorated centre and border, circular case, engine-turned decoration to in- and outside, ribbed band, a blank shield-shaped cartouche to the front, case stamped with casemaker's initials JN and numbered, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    52 mm. diam.


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    According to the Archives of Girard-Perregaux, the present watch was manufactured in 1887.