Watch Data

Platinum Chronometer no. -

Case: Platinum

Dial: silvered dial, signed Wegelin Fils, Geneve

Movement: s/n; 2021, caliber 17''', Wegelin Fils, Geneve, ebauche by Fils de Louis Elisee Piguet, in all probability finished by Niton

1928 - Niton, Geneve (in all probability, still validating)

1928 - Wegelin Fils, Geneve

2022 - Chiswick Auctions, London, UK

Chiswick Auctions, 24th Nov, 2022 14:00, Watches and Pens, Lot 56 WEGELIN FILS POCKET WATCH, PLATINUM. ULTRA THIN, OPEN FACE. A RARE WEGELIN FILS OPEN FACE ULTRA THIN PLATINUM POCKET WATCH. Date: Circa 1915 Movement: Signed Wegelin Fils, 3/4 bridge, cut and compensated bi-metallic balance, double stamped with the Geneva Seal (Poinçon de Genève / Genfer Siegel ) on the main plate and on the train bridge, No. 2021 Dial: Signed, brushed silvered, black Arabic numerals, black outer minute division, blued Breguet hands, subsidiary dial for seconds at the six o'clock position Case: Signed, platinum open face ultra thin, back inside engraved No. 2021 Size: 43.2mm The Geneva Seal ( Poinçon de Genève / Genfer Siegel) is the official seal of the City and Canton of Geneva and since 1886 and it has been applied to watches under the authority of the Geneva Laboratory of Horology and Micro-engineering (now called TimeLab) as recognition of the quality of a particular watch. The Geneva Seal is a voluntary standard for watchmakers and when applied is a way of assaying the superiority of Genevan watchmaking, carrying with it assurances of provenance, quality craftsmanship and reliability A watch approved to be stamped with the Geneva Seal by the Office for the Voluntary Inspection of Watches from Geneva (part of the Geneva Laboratory of Horology and Microengineering) has to be a work of art and not just an instrument to measure time. For the Geneva Seal to be applied to a watch one of the Office’s inspectors has to be satisfied that the mechanism has to met high standards and has fulfilled several different sets of requirements.