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Swiss Rare Gold Minute Repeater With Unique Polo Theme Case & Automaton, circa 1895. ...

2012 November 18 Timepieces Signature Auction - New York #5121

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 18, 2012
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Description:
Swiss Rare Gold Minute Repeater With Unique Polo Theme Case & Automaton, circa 1895
Case: 18k rose gold, four body, inner gold cuvette, 56 mm, case fully engraved with scroll and leaf patterns on the edges and rim, large oval framed equestrian engravings on the covers depicting a lady and gentleman
Dial: central enameled dial with light blue sunray finish and Arabic numerals, gold and black minute and seconds tracks, spade hands, enameled polo players on horses striking upper silver bells in conjunction with the repeat, hand painted background and base
Movement: nickel bridge, 29 jewels, straight line lever, bi-metallic compensated balance with Breguet spring, counter poised pallet, lever set, jeweled to the hammers

Condition Report*:

Type: Swiss Rare Gold Minute Repeater With Unique Polo Theme Case & Automaton
Dial: enamel, light blue sunray pattern, Arabic
Hands; blue spades
Metal: 18k rose gold
Gram Weight: 139.2
Case No: 2497
Case Info: four body, fancy engraved, gold cuvette
Case Width: 56 mm
Crystal: glass over dial and movement
Watch Movement: nickel bridge, 29 jewels, straight line lever, bi-metallic compensated balance with Breguet spring, counter poised pallet, lever set, jeweled to the hammers
Circa: 1895
Condition: exceptional condition overall, case is very good and choice, dial is superb, movement is very good and running and chiming well

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