Eberhard & Co. - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Eberhard & Co.
    Year: Circa 1938
    Movement No: 17'336
    Case No: 1'009'920
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 86, 16", 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated Eberhard pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Preserved in absolutely astounding and most probably unpolished 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.

From the Guido Mondani Collection


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

Circa 1938
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF48,260

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024