Lot 4257. Pocket watch: a Museum, an astronomical pocket watch with an extremely rare display of sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of sunshine, Ferdinand Berthoud a Paris, C. 1810

Starting price:€ 10 000
Auction date:09.09.2017   18:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4257 | Pocket watch: a Museum, an astronomical pocket watch with an extremely rare display of sunrise, sunset, and number of hours of sunshine, Ferdinand Berthoud a Paris, C. 1810
Approx. Ø54mm, approx. 119g, silver housing, rändiertes Central part, Paris Silberpunze , signed the Spindle movement, original enamel dial with decentralized time display, display of month and the corresponding month length, date display, in addition, extremely rare display of the sunrise, the sunset and the sunshine duration in dependency of the month, blued steel hands. Spindle watches with this astronomical complication is among the rarest of astronomical pocket watches. There are only a few copies are known, inter alia from Hahn à Echterdingen. A Golden watch with the same astronomical display was offered in 2008, at antiquorum, the estimated price of 45,000-to 55,000 Swiss francs.

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Karl-Heinz Cortrie GmbH
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