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Auction: Auction 23.11.1994
was auctioned on: 23 November 1994
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A FRENCH EXPERIMENTAL EARLY GRANDE SONNERIE STRIKING CHRONOMETER CARRIAGE CLOCK

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$6,357 - US$9,536
Price realised:  £6,325
ca. US$10,053
Lot number 36, Views: 22

A FRENCH EXPERIMENTAL EARLY GRANDE SONNERIE STRIKING CHRONOMETER CARRIAGE CLOCK Raingo Frères, Paris the one-piece case with sliding rear door and top glass, the silvered engraved dial signed Raingo Freres Paris , with Roman chapter ring and blued trefoil hands, alarm ring below, the twin going barrel movement with Earnshaw-type escapement with spring secured at the foot within an adjustable brass clamp assembly, cut bimetallic balance with segmental heat compensation weights, blued helical spring with bridged balance-cock, jewelled discharging and impulse rollers, the strike on two bells on the backplate with unusual three-position selection slide at the top front of the case engraved with the abreviated strike sequences GS . PS . S . on the dial just beneath with repeat activated when slid to the far left, the plain backplate numbered 2 6in. (15.5cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 23.11.1994
Date of the auction: 23 Nov 1994
Address: Christie's
London, King Street