Lot No. 337* (93rd Auction)
J. L. & A. Breguelin, Tramelan, Case No. 3115, 62 mm, 194 g, circa 1890

A large double-face world time watch for the German market
Case: silver, glazed on both sides. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, screw compensation balance.

The world became smaller in the course of the 19th century; railway and shipping traffic were on the upswing. It is difficult to imagine that at the same time even countries such as Germany had no standard time. Moritz Grossmann of Glashuette – already a famous watchmaker – was one of those campaigning for the universal time with world time zones and the universal day of 24 hours as proposed by Sandford Fleming. When the system was finally introduced, the public ' s interest in the new system was such that a great variety of "world time" watches and clocks were produced. This large and heavy pocket watch is a splendid example – it has two coloured dials that show day and night as well as local time of no less than 43 world cities.
Estimate  3,300 - 4,500 €

Price Realised  4,700 €
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