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    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 36

    Victor Kullberg, made for A. Ericsson. A silver openface keywound pocket chronometer with power reserve

    SIGNED A. ERICSSON, ST. PETERSBURG, NO. 52, STAMPED WITH LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1889

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    Victor Kullberg, made for A. Ericsson. A silver openface keywound pocket chronometer with power reserve
    Signed A. Ericsson, St. Petersburg, No. 52, stamped with London date letter for 1889
    Full plate gilt-finished cylinder movement, chain fusée, large bimetallic compensation balance with gold screws, blued steel helical spring with diamond endstone, free sprung regulator, silver cuvette, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, two sunk subsidiary seconds for power reserve and constant seconds, plain circular case, case stamped with casemaker's initials FT for Fred Thoms and London date letter for 1889, dial and movement signed A. Ericsson
    63 mm. diam.


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    The Swedish watchmaker August Ericsson (1842-c1910) opened a flourishing workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia around 1875. He supplied a large part of the marine chronometers to the Imperial Navy, generally using movements made by the renowned chronometer maker Victor Kullberg, also a Swede. After August's death his son Alexander continued the business.

    The chronometer maker Victor Kullberg (1824-1890) set up business in England in 1856 and specialized in highly precise pocket and marine chronometers which often excelled at the Greenwich Observatory contests.

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