empressissi™ is pleased to offer this near mint, all original and in excellent condition LIP sought after 'hunter' style pocket watch for men, large and impressive in 18K solid yellow gold. LIP are mostly common in the French market and this chronometer is a fine pocket watch which will make a great addition to any serious collection.
This watch is part of a large and mostly impressive, museum level collection of a retired IAF pilot that we are delighted to offer for sale in our website. In 2016 we serviced a small portion of his collection that was later auctioned at Christie's Geneve. We are now pleased to offer the substantial part of the collection for sale; these include repeaters, chronographs, Hunter-cases (Savonettes) and open faces, most complex and interesting antique Swiss and American pocket watches of the finest standards.
The watch houses an early crown set chronometer caliber with a large balance and micrometer swan-neck adjustment in gilt finish. It is in overall excellent condition, running on 15 jewels, keeping accurate time with sub seconds. The movement is cased in a 18K solid yellow gold 'Savonette' (Hunter style) case with firm solid gold bow, original crown, good hinges and lift spring, mint savonette acrylic crystal and overall fantastic condition with internal dust cover from 18K solid gold as well. The case has a net gold weight of 34 grams.
The dial is a factory original enamel white with 24 hours red chapter and original set of hands.
This amazing savonette pocket watch measures 49,5mm side to side (excluding crown).