29 October 1996,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 3,450
USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
LEROY. AN 18 CARAT GOLD MINUTE REPEATING HUNTER CASE KEYLESS LEVER WATCH
signed le roy & fils, london, circa 1880
With three-quarters plate gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, repeating on two gongs, 18 carat gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands, the plain case with monogrammed back, slide repeat mechanism in the band, dial and movement signed.
49 mm. diam.
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