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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 82

    Tiffany & Co. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with regulator dial

    SIGNED TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, NO. 16004, CIRCA 1885

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    Tiffany & Co. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with regulator dial
    Signed Tiffany & Co., New York, No. 16004, circa 1885
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 19''', maillechort, 23 jewels
    DIAL: white enamel, regulator-type, outer minute/seconds with red Arabic 5-minute/seconds numerals, small eccentric hour dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds at 3
    CASE: 18K gold, rectangular button on the band for split-seconds function, bolt for locking the chronograph, back cover with engraved monogram, hinged gold cuvette, 53 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement


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    A rare and attractive example of a regulator-type split seconds chronograph watch by the legendary Tiffany & Co., naturally it is of the high quality and finish one would expect from Tiffany. The dial layout with small meantime dial at 9 o’clock and seconds at 3 o’clock requires a movement specifically constructed for the purpose. Tiffany & Co. established their own watch manufactory in Geneva around 1870 capable of producing high grade and technically advanced watches of which the present watch is an excellent example.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.