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Lot No. 315 (94th Auction)
Swiss, Case No. 46267, 53 mm, 150 g, circa 1860

A rare hunting case pocket watch with one-minute tourbillon and lever escapement - delivered to Lewis Ladomus & Cie. in Philadelphia
Case: 18k gold. Dial: enamel. Movm.: bridge movement, chain/fusee, gold screw compensation balance.

The movement of this tourbillon was produced in Switzerland in the second half of the 19th century and subsequently updated with various escapements and different types of cages – here we have a rotation cage after the design by Girard-Perregaux; it is an elaborate construction on a mirror-polished base plate. The movement is in supreme condition with an allover gilded and granulated surface that includes the barrel and the fusee. The dial is immaculate. A protection device was fitted between the barrel and the tourbillon cage, intended to protect the delicate cage in case of a breaking chain.

Lewis Ladomus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a maker and retailer of jewellery and watches around 1840 and 1880.
Estimate  22,000 - 28,000 €
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