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We guarantee the authenticity of this item.
In 1929, Black, Starr and Frost, Gorham, and Spaulding were all consolidated into one big company. This watch really tells the history of this merger, as the dial is signed Black, Starr and Gorham, the case is signed Spaulding Paris, and the movement is signed Spaulding-Gorham. The brand has remained in business until today under the name Black, Starr & Frost.
The present lot is offered in attractive condition with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its production over 116 years ago.
Case: In good condition with the monogram on the back and the engravings still fairly well-defined. There is some wear visible with the naked eye throughout.
Dial: In fair condition with stained areas mainly visible at 6 and 12 o'clock, as well as some surface scratches and spotting. The Extract from the Archives mentions that the dial is not mentioned in their archives.
Movement: Split-seconds chronograph function operating. Movement is running at the time of cataloguing. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.