One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
144 Record Geneve Rare and Oversized, Split-second Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Attractive Pink Patinated Dial and Fancy Lugs, Reference 10 077
Estimate: € 7,000 – 14,000
Sold € 8,450
Model: Split Seconds
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 738361
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The history of Record Watch Co starts on December 16, 1903, by a group of Tramelan investors, registering the brand to acquire the patent for a pocket watch with triangular case, movement and dial and with retrograde hours by Giovanni Sgherlino from Turin. After various acquisitions and mergers in 1961, Longines acquired the majority of Record Watch Co and then ceased its activity in 1991. The split second offered here under the ref. 10 077 is extremely fascinating among collectors: the present specimen has a 37 mm case with snap down back and faceted lugs made in yellow gold and has been preserved in astonishing conditions. The pink dial is gorgeous with applied dots and Roman numerals, outer five minute divisions and blue tachymeter scale, two engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 45 minutes register. Nice and elegant, this lot is a very fine example of split second for any collector.