• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    SWISS. A SILVER AND SHAGREEN QUARTER REPEATING PAIR CASE VERGE COACH WATCH WITH DATE, ALARM AND KEY

    MOVEMENT NO. 2084, CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SWISS. A SILVER AND SHAGREEN QUARTER REPEATING PAIR CASE VERGE COACH WATCH WITH DATE, ALARM AND KEY
    MOVEMENT NO. 2084, CIRCA 1790
    Full-plate gilt-finished verge movement later signed Breguet, chain fusée, pierced balance bridge, plain three arm balance, rounded pilasters, pull quarter repeat ringing on a bell, white enamel dial later signed Breguet with cracks and chips, Arabic numerals, central date ring, central hand indicating alarm, plain inner case, shagreen outer case
    130mm diam. outer case, 118mm diam. inner case


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    The Estate of Leopold Metzenberg (Executive, Sears, Roebuck & Co.)
    Gift to present owner, 1952