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Lot No. 44*
Lot No. 44*
Estimate  2,500 - 3,500 €
Price Realised  3,400 €
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Betrand Zysset, la Chaux-de-Fonds, 670 x 260 x 300 mm, 18,70 kg

, circa 1927

A remarkable large escapement model with pin-pallet escapement


Case: wood. Movm.: steel.

This is not one of the usual movement models, which - despite being demonstration models - are still elaborately finished to mirror the elegance and beauty of the original movements. This piece is made of solid steel and weighs nearly 20 kg; it can be adjusted in many different ways with regard to spacing, angles and contacts.

Little is known about Betrand Zysset's private life. The family originally came from Köniz near Bern. He was married, had four daughters and worked at the mechanics school in Neuchâtel.
In La Chaux-de-Fonds he owned a workshop for the production of pin-pallet escapement parts, small mechanical parts and pendulums. In 1941, he entered into a partnership with Alfred Maspoli. The company was renamed Zysset & Maspoli and specialised in the production of measuring instruments.
#48208
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Movm.: very good, capable of running

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