12 November 2007
Zenith. A fine 18K gold hunter case two train carillon minute repeating grande sonnerie keyless lever clock watch with box
Signed Zenith, No. 156383, retailed by Enrico Volpe, Bari, circa 1900
The gilt-finished fully jewelled two train lever movement separately wound by turning the crown to either side, bimetallic compensation balance, carillon minute repeating and en passant grande sonnerie striking on three polished steel hammers onto three gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular satined case with polychrome enamel coat-of-arms to the front, the reverse with inlaid polychrome enamel initials AGL, sonnerie/silence lever underneath the bezel, repeating push button in the band, case and movement signed by maker, cuvette and dial signed by retailer
55 mm. diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Accompanied by Enrico Volpe Bari original fitted wooden presentation box, designed to trigger the repeating mechanism while the watch is kept in the box by depressing a silver button in the cover.
The story of the writer’s long association with the Ritz in Paris, and the watch he was given by the hotel’s owner
Watch specialist Remi Guillemin selects the vintage Rolex watches that have electrified the market in recent years
John Reardon — Patek Philippe expert and Senior International Consultant for Christie’s Watches — attempts the impossible by naming his shortlist
The presenter of Christie’s Education’s online course on the history of watches reflects on concentric balance springs, ‘the Quartz crisis’ and Fidel Castro
As the Quentin Blake: Not in Books sale opens, the illustrator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and many other books offers a glimpse of his creative process
The viewing showcases the most comprehensive selection of limited-edition handbags and Supreme accessories ever seen at Christie’s