• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 293

    Swiss. A very fine and rare 18K gold hunter case two train quarter repeating grande and petite sonnerie clockwatch, made for the Turkish Market

    UNSIGNED, NO. 2183, CIRCA 1900

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    Swiss. A very fine and rare 18K gold hunter case two train quarter repeating grande and petite sonnerie clockwatch, made for the Turkish Market
    Unsigned, no. 2183, circa 1900
    Nickel-finished two train lever movement wound separately, 29 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, quarter repeating and en passant grande and petite sonnerie striking on two hammers onto two gongs, glazed dust cover, gold cuvette, white enamel dial, Turkish numerals, subsidiary seconds, large engine-turned circular case, engraved crown, star and Arabic scripture to the front, repeating slide in the ribbed band, silence/sonnerie and petite sonnerie/grande sonnerie levers underneath the bezel, unsigned
    55 mm. diam.


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    The present watch was most certainly made for an Ottoman dignitary, possibly HH Muhammad Tawfiq Pasha, Khedive of Egypt.