Lawrences Auctioneers Ltd

Lot 927

Continental gold cased dual time lever watch with centre seconds, the inner case signed by the retailer John E. Hyde and Sons, London, No. 1862, the gilt floral engraved dial with a subsidiary seconds dial, the movement with parachute and compensations, the outer case with engine turning and floral engraving, the loop and bezels also engraved and with a chronograph stop / start / slide to the band, 54mm diameter, together with a sales invoice from Searle, Hoare and Co., dated 22nd May, 1916

Provenance - The Francis Payne Collection of Pocket Watches

Francis Payne was a successful consulting and mining engineer working out of London offices in the early years of the last Century. His collection was formed mainly between 1910 – 1930, the result of what he considered to be his ‘Favourite Recreation, He developed contacts with various leading retailers and Auction Houses at the time. Several pieces offered here retain original invoices from Louis Desoutter, who also carried out some repairs. There are also interesting original invoices and letters from Breguet and others.
The collection has remained in the Payne family ever since and none of these watches will have been seen on the open market in recent times
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27.6% inc VAT*

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Entries will be accepted from Monday 10th February to Friday 21st February 2020

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