Lot 128
  • 128

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Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • A RARE GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTER AND PULSATIONS
    CIRCA 1930 REF 2811 ANTI-MAGNETIC
• Valjoux VZ nickel lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, 17 jewels, precision regulator • aged silvered dial, Arabic and aviator-style sector numerals, blued steel feuille hands, two small engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30-minute register, outer pulsations track • 18k gold tonneau case, two lozenge-shaped chronograph pushers to the band, downturned lugs with solid strap bars, snap back • case, dial and movement signed 

Catalogue Note

This model, Ref. 2811, was first launched around 1930. Its simple design competed very well with similar chronographs from other firms, such as Patek Philippe and Longines. By the 1940s, the design would change and the lozenge pushers would be replaced with rectangular ones.

Examples such as the present, with pulsations scales, are very unusual.

For a similar example, see Gobbi, P. I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, pp. 94-97.

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