View full screen - View 1 of Lot 93. IGNAZ RUZICZKA, IN WIEN [Ignaz Ruziczka,維也納] | A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD OPEN-FACED ONE-MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH CHRONOMETER ESCAPEMENT AND RÉAUMUR THERMOMETER  CIRCA 1840 [極罕有黃金一分鐘陀飛輪懷錶備天文鐘擒縱系統及列氏溫度計,年份約1840].
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IGNAZ RUZICZKA, IN WIEN [Ignaz Ruziczka,維也納] | A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD OPEN-FACED ONE-MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH CHRONOMETER ESCAPEMENT AND RÉAUMUR THERMOMETER CIRCA 1840 [極罕有黃金一分鐘陀飛輪懷錶備天文鐘擒縱系統及列氏溫度計,年份約1840]

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 CHF

IGNAZ RUZICZKA, IN WIEN [Ignaz Ruziczka,維也納] | A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD OPEN-FACED ONE-MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH CHRONOMETER ESCAPEMENT AND RÉAUMUR THERMOMETER CIRCA 1840 [極罕有黃金一分鐘陀飛輪懷錶備天文鐘擒縱系統及列氏溫度計,年份約1840]

IGNAZ RUZICZKA, IN WIEN [Ignaz Ruziczka,維也納] | A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD OPEN-FACED ONE-MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH CHRONOMETER ESCAPEMENT AND RÉAUMUR THERMOMETER CIRCA 1840 [極罕有黃金一分鐘陀飛輪懷錶備天文鐘擒縱系統及列氏溫度計,年份約1840]

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 CHF

Lot sold:

22,500

CHF

IGNAZ RUZICZKA, IN WIEN

[ Ignaz Ruziczka,維也納]


A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD OPEN-FACED ONE-MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH CHRONOMETER ESCAPEMENT AND RÉAUMUR THERMOMETER 

CIRCA 1840

[ 極罕有黃金一分鐘陀飛輪懷錶備天文鐘擒縱系統及列氏溫度計,年份約1840]


Movement: gilded ¾ plate, spring detent chronometer escapement mounted upon an unusual crescent shaped carriage set with screws around the perimeter, bi-metallic compensation balance with two large curved sliding weights, blued steel helical spring, fusee and chain, the backplate decoratively engraved with scrolling foliage and signed Ignaz Ruziczka, in Wien

• Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, subsidiary seconds, sector for Réaumur graduated thermometer marked for Wärme & Kälte, spade hands, signed Iz Ruziczka, in Wien 

Case: gold, engine-turned back, the band heavily chased and engraved with flowers and foliage, the pendant and bow similarly decorated, case back marked INV and 1840 within a cartouche, gold cuvette engraved with movement details and filled with white, light blue and green opaque enamels


diameter 56mm


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Movement: will run for short periods of time. Surfaces appear to be in good aesthetic condition.


Dial: with hairline cracks at the very edge of the dial between 1.30 and 3 o'clock, some further small scratches.


Case: in good overall condition, decorative scheme remains clear.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).

Christie's Geneva, 29 November 1982, lot 148

Ignaz Ruziczka was made a Master in Vienna in 1842 and is listed as a Burgher in 1853 (see: Jürgen Abeler, Mesiter der Uhrmacherkunst, 1977, p. 528).