Lot No. 290 (94th Auction)
Paul Ditisheim, La Chaux-de-Fonds, "Maker to the British Government Holder of the Kew and Teddington Records", "Maker to the United States Navy Record Holder Neuchatel Observatory 305 State Prizes", Movement No. 213, 185 x 203 x 185 mm, circa 1922

A remarkable, very rare ship's chronometer with 52h power reserve, central seconds and seconds contact device - timed on sideral time
Case: wooden transport case, mahogany box. Dial: silvered. Movm.: brass movement, 61 mm, external hand setting device, spring detent escapement, applied "container" with escapement and balance, Guillaume gold screw compensation balance.

Paul Ditisheim (1868-1945)
He was one of the most famous Swiss maker of watches and chronometers, who did most of his research and his publications in the field of precision timekeeping. He did his apprenticeship at the watchmaking school in La Chaux-de-Fonds, before working in Ponts-de-Martel, Berlin, Paris, and Rotherham (near Coventry). In 1892 he opened up a watchmaking factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds. He presented his watches in many exhibitions and was very sucessful in designing pocket chronometers.
Estimate  10,000 - 15,000 €

Price Realised  44,700 €
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