Lot 4
  • 4


22,000 - 30,000 GBP
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  • German
  • height 160mm
• Movement: steel movement with verge escapement, plain steel balance with hog's bristle regulation, fusees and lipped barrels to the going and striking trains, the alarm mounted to the side• Dial: 1½-inch twenty four hour time dial with touch-pieces and engraved I-XII and 13-24, central alarm dial, subsidiary strike indication dial to the rear• Case: with top-mounted bell, all engraved with foliate scrolls and strapwork, the front panel with coat of arms, the left side with a naked female and scientific instruments titled Astrologia, the rear with a scientist using a sundial and the right side mounted with a sundial and compass for latitudes 49, 50 and 51 degrees, the shaped base on bun feet


DIAL: in good condition, hand probably replaced CASE: in generally good condition throughout and retaining much of the original gilding, base rather rubbed. No winder. MOVEMENT: complete and just running at cataloguing but would benefit from a clean and fresh oil, some old repairs and restorations, alarm train possibly re-instated Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"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."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."