14 November 2011
Minerva. A rare and large 18K gold hinged single button chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial and pulsation scale
Signed Minerva, movement no. 1'273'642, case nos. 4R 2 and 1'273'642, circa 1925
Nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, white enamel dial, black Arabic numerals, blued steel spade hands, inner red 13 - 24 hour indication, outer black Arabic five minute divisions and red scale graduated for 30 pulsations, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, large circular case, wire lugs, hinged back, large ball-shaped crown, one rectangular chronograph button in the band, case and dial signed, movement numbered
45 mm. diam.
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It is interesting to note that a similar Minerva single button chronograph wristwatch bearing the preceding movement no. 1'273'641 was sold in this saleroom on 12 May 2008, lot 297.
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