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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 51

    White. An unusual and rare silver openface keyless lever 6 minutes karrusel watch with box

    SIGNED JOSEPH WHITE & SON, MAKERS TO THE ADMIRALTY, COVENTRY & LONDON, NO. 38817, RETAILED BY D. NORRIS, UNICO AGENTE PARA BRAZIL, STAMPED WITH LONDON DATE LETTER FOR 1911

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    White. An unusual and rare silver openface keyless lever 6 minutes karrusel watch with box
    Signed Joseph White & Son, Makers to the Admiralty, Coventry & London, No. 38817, retailed by D. Norris, Unico Agente para Brazil, stamped with London date letter for 1911
    With three quarter plate gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, gilt karussel carriage, bimetallic compensation balance with gold poising screws, silver cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, in plain circular case with gold crown, pink gold hinge to the back and pink gold lips to bezel and back, case stamped with casemaker's initials W.B., dial signed by maker, movement signed by maker and retailer
    59 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by fitted three-tier mahogany box.

    The common version of the Karussel rotates at a rate ranging from 34 to 52.5 minutes per full rotation depending upon the design. The karussel of this watch however rotates at a much faster speed of only 6 minutes.