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A. Golay Leresche à Genève
A GOLD MINIATURE ULTRA SLIM BAGNOLET WATCH WITH ECCENTRIC DIAL CIRCA 1850
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
108
A. Golay Leresche à Genève
A GOLD MINIATURE ULTRA SLIM BAGNOLET WATCH WITH ECCENTRIC DIAL CIRCA 1850
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A. Golay Leresche à Genève
A GOLD MINIATURE ULTRA SLIM BAGNOLET WATCH WITH ECCENTRIC DIAL CIRCA 1850
Movement: gilt cylinder movement, with female winding square, 10 jewels, signed A. Golay Leresche à Genève 
Dial: eccentric white enamel dial, Roman numerals, moon hands
Case: gold, the front and back fully engraved with floral scrolls, the back centred with a stylised quatrefoil motif heightened with blue enamel, numbered 1736
diameter 27.5mm, case depth 3mm
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Catalogue Note

The Bagnolet , an ultra thin watch with a reversed calibre movement was considered a breakthrough in horological design.  Philippe Samuel Meylan is credited with the invention. In order to achieve the desired flatness, he placed the dials on the back of the movement. He was also the first to place a movement in five franc silver pieces.  For further information on the Bagnolet see Eugene Jaquet and Alfred Chapuis, Technique and History of the Swiss Watch, 2nd edition, 1970, p. 151

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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