Lot 4289. Marine chronometer: an important marine chronometer with sweep seconds and additional very rare electric minute impulse, Paul Ditisheim "Central Seconds Marine Chronometer, mon.1011", CA. 1920

Starting price:€ 8 000
Auction date:16.03.2019   17:30
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Lot 4289Marine chronometer: an important marine chronometer with sweep seconds and additional very rare electric minute impulse, Paul Ditisheim "Central Seconds Marine Chronometer, mon.1011", CA. 1920
3-piece mahogany box with brass fittings and recessed carrying handles, approx 18,5 × 18,5 × 20cm, original ivory plate, signed and numbered, unusual brass case with gimbal suspension, the side of the device to decrease the electrical impulse, in the bottom of the button for the Elevator, in the gimbal on knurled brass disc to the pointer position, gold-plated chronometer movement, referred to as "Paul Ditisheim Central Seconds Marine Chronometer Seven Swiss Patents", No. 1011, exceptionally large chronometer balance wheel, under a glazed bridge, the bridge referred to "Guillaume Compensating Balance", anchor escapement, jewel Bearing, with the gold Chaton, power reserve with a planetary gear, Apparatus for dispensing a minute-by-minute pulse, silvered dial with 1/5 second scale, to display 2-days-power reserve and center seconds, steel hands, dial, referred to as "MAKER TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, HOLDER OF THE KEW AND TEDDINGTON RECORDS, MAKER TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY , the RECORD HOLDER NEUCHATEL OBSERVATORY, 305 STATE PRIZES PATENTED", a very nice state of preservation, fully functional, an absolute rarity for collectors of fine marine chronometers. This Centre Second Chronometer by Paul Ditisheim are considered to be of the finest Swiss Marine chronometers, and are highly sought after. The Chronometer with the number 1001, so only 10 Chronometer earlier, was sold in 2004, at Christie's, and reached there approximately 20.000€ (source:https://www.cortrie.EN/go/Lv3). Ditisheim was one of the most important Swiss watch and chronometer maker. He has researched and published mainly on the topics of precision of time measurement. He completed training at the watchmaking school in La Chaux-de-Fonds, before that, he worked in Ponts-de-Martel, Berlin, Paris, and at Rotherham in Coventry. In 1892, he opened in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a watch-making factory. With his watch he took part in many exhibitions and was very successful in the construction of a Pocket chronometer, mostly with anchor escapement. He developed a marine chronometer with interchangeable escapement system. Together with Charles - Edouard Guillaume, he worked on the development and testing of a temperature-independent metal alloys. Paul Ditisheim was appointed in 1900 with the Chevalier of the French Academy, and a Fellow of the British Horological Institute. In 1912, he achieved the world record in chronometry at the Kew Observatory (source: ghoul watches in the lexicon).

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