GERALD GENTA. A UNIQUE AND VERY FINE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE SONNERIE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE, MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL AND WESTMINSTER CHIME

Lot №: 65643
Estimate: $122,536 - 154,782
30 November 2005
Sold price
$162,521
Hong Kong

Description

GERALD GENTA. A UNIQUE AND VERY FINE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE SONNERIE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE, MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL AND WESTMINSTER CHIMESigned Gerald Genta, Grande Sonnerie, No. 1, Case No. 71370, Ref. G0027, circa 1996With finely engraved gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, pierced and engraved rotor, one minute tourbillon carriage with mono-metallic compensation balance, repeating, Grande and Petite Sonnerie on four hammers, the mother-of-pearl dial with applied Breguet and diamond collet numerals, luminous hands, subsidiary seconds, four fan-shaped sectors indicating power reserve for striking at 1, power reserve at 5, Grande or Petitie Sonnerie indicator at 7 and Silence or Chime indicator at 11, in truncated conical case with stepped bezel, overlaid grille, fluted bar lugs, bi-directional winding crown for the going train in one direction and the striking train in the other, repeating mechansim activated by button at 9, additional crowns at 7 for Grande or Petite Sonnerie and at 11 for Silence or Chime functions, glazed display back secured by eight screws, case, dial and movement signed38 mm. wide and 14 mm. thick