Lot 341
  • 341

Sylvain Mairet

80,000 - 100,000 CHF
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  • yellow gold
  • diameter 45 mm
• 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


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


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


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing. Dial with some scratches but overall in good condition. The case with scuffs throughout.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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Catalogue Note

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