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  • Manufacturer: Eberhard & Co.
    Year: Circa 1945
    Movement No: 15'975
    Case No: 1'001'455
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 16"', 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Eberhard & Co. numbered tag and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Preserved in absolutely astounding and virtually new-old-stock condition, the present timepiece is a true time capsule. Displaying powerful and defined lugs, it is unspoiled and barely worn despite being over 70 years of age. It most notably features a split seconds mechanism - among the most prestigious and complicated of all chronograph movements.

    The start, stop and reset functions are all controlled by a single push piece that is integrated into the winding crown. The top pusher is responsible for the split-seconds function, meant to measure intermediate times without interrupting the timekeeping of an event. Appearing to look like a third chronograph pusher, the lower pusher at 4 o’clock instead works as a “stop and lock” mechanism controlled by simply sliding the bottom button up towards the crown. When the slide is moved upwards, the precise time is protected, and can be recorded by the user. The lock prevents the accidental actuation of the chronograph’s pushers that would result in losing the measurement.

    The dial of the present timepiece is particularly noteworthy. Hardly displaying any signs of aging, it is free of visible tarnishing or spotting. The graphics are crisp, clear and free of losses. Considering the age of the timepiece, the dial is truly remarkable. Moreover, it is accompanied by its original presentation box and tag, adding another element of desirability.

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A highly rare, attractive and extremely well-preserved yellow gold split seconds chronograph wristwatch with tag and presentation box

Circa 1945
39mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 70,000 
€37,600-65,800
$41,200-72,100

sold for CHF60,000

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020