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Lot No. 426*
Estimate  9,500 - 13,000 €
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Paul Ditisheim, La Chaux de Fonds - "Maker to the US Navy. Grand Prix Paris 1900"

, Movement No. 36119, Case No. 36119, 63 mm, 220 g, circa 1910

A heavy deck watch


Case: silver, reeded band, polished. Dial: matt silvered, signed, radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: 2/3 plate movement, type II, frosted, gilt, Guillaume screw compensation balance, blued Breguet balance spring with 2 terminal curves by Phillips, sapphire endstone on balance, lever and escape wheel.

Paul Ditisheim (1868-1945)
Ditisheim 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 in the Rotherham Watch Company of 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, usually with lever escapement. He developed for example a navy chronometer with exchangeable escapement system. Ditisheim and Charles-Edouard Guillaume worked together in developing and testing of temperature-independent metal alloys.
Source: Ghul Uhren Lexikon
#40726
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended


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