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SWISS. A HIGHLY UNUSUAL 14K GOLD OPENFACE TWO TIME ZONE KEYWOUND LEVER WATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS, REGULATOR DIAL AND THERMOMETER, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET
SWISS. A HIGHLY UNUSUAL 14K GOLD OPENFACE TWO TIME ZONE KEYWOUND LEVER WATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS, REGULATOR DIAL AND THERMOMETER

DIAL SIGNED PATENT THERMOMETER WATCH, FAHRENHEIT, NO. 88'667, CIRCA 1860

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SWISS. A HIGHLY UNUSUAL 14K GOLD OPENFACE TWO TIME ZONE KEYWOUND LEVER WATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS, REGULATOR DIAL AND THERMOMETER
DIAL SIGNED PATENT THERMOMETER WATCH, FAHRENHEIT, NO. 88'667, CIRCA 1860
Tixier-calibre gilt-finished cut-out keywound lateral lever movement, gold cuvette engraved with coat-of-arms showing a reclining lion and a unicorn, all surmounted by a crown, regulator-style gilt dial with raised and engraved foliage and floral decoration, two small dials for the two time zones, outer calibration for the centre seconds, curved thermometer calibrated from 20 to 130 Fahrenheit, large circular case, engine-turned back, unsigned
42 mm. diam.

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US$5,750-7,500

The watch features the so-called "Tixier" calibre, invented by the French watchmaker Jean Tixier who emigrated to Fleurier, Switzerland, in the mid-19th century. He designed a cut-out plate movement, often featuring centre seconds. The regulator-style dial places the emphasis on the centre seconds display as opposed to the traditional time display. Other highly unusual features are the Fahrenheit thermometer and the two time zone function as, when it was manufactured around 1860, the establishment of time zones was still in its early years.

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