Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
LOT 504
“Platinum Jumping Hour Automatic” Gübelin, No. 2355. Made in two examples only in the early 1990s. Very fine and unusual, thin, jumping-hour, self-winding, water resistant, platinum gentleman's wristwatch with a platinum Gübelin buckle.
C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, coin edge band, rounded bezel, straight lugs, case back secured by six screws and flat sapphire crystal. D. Silver with painted radial Arabic numerals on an outer plain reserve, an inner revolving disc bearing an engraved arrow indicating the minutes and an aperture for the jumping-hours in black Arabic numerals. M. Cal.9 3/4’’’, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, six adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 32,5 mm. Thickness 6,5 mm.
Estimate: 40,000 CHF - 60,000 CHF
Estimate: 26,000 108 - 40,000 108
Estimate: 30,000 USD - 45,000 USD
Grading system

C 3 D 2-01 M 2
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In the 1930s Gübelin bought a few watches from Breguet with wandering hour. These watches were sold under both the Gübelin and Breguet names. Two movements remained in stock at Gübelin, and in the early 1990s it was decided to case these two movements in platinum. The present watch is one of these two pieces.
Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
02-04-2006