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Lot 341
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Sylvain Mairet

Estimate
80,000 - 100,000 CHF
Sold
182,500 CHF
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Description

  • A SLIM 18K YELLOW GOLD WATCH WITH DIGITAL HOUR DISPLAY AND THERMOMETER
    CIRCA 1845 RETAILED BY HUNT & ROSKELL LONDON
  • yellow gold
• gilt movement, Sylvain Mairet lever escapement with lift on the escape wheel teeth only, 15 jewels, two-arm compensation balance with gold timing screws, balance spring with terminal curve, bi-metallic thermometer curve under the dial • gold engine-turned dial with hour sector and separate dials for hours and minutes, Fahrenheit thermometer scale • polished case • signed under the dial, case hallmarked London 1846 • with winding key

Provenance

Formerly in the T.P Camerer Cuss collection, it is illustrated on the cover of his book The Camerer Cuss book of Antique Watches

Literature

Sabrier, Jean-Claude, Frédéric Houriet, The Father of Swiss Chronometry (2006), p.172.

Catalogue Note

This highly desirable watch is almost certainly one of the most elegant ever produced in Switzerland

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