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
Reference: 10’077
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1940s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 179
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.