Freitag, 12. August 2022

NEW available at my boutique -----> Patek Philippe 5711/1A-010, double sealed, full set


Dear watch aficionado.
NEW available at my boutique this Patek Philippe 5711/1A-010, double sealed, full set:
Double sealed, Full set plus the original Patek winder, this Patek Philippe 5711 comes as a serious collector piece which is rarely seen on the market in this combination. (the serial numbers are only blacked out on the photos)
Reference 5711 was launched in 2006 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Nautilus. Inspired by the classic sporty design of the original reference 3700 Jumbo Nautilus, the present updated modern reference features sweep center seconds and a larger 42.5 mm case size.
Discontinued, the success of reference 5711 has exploded and waiting lists were up to ten years.
I welcome and will respond to your request on my address:
26-330 SC
Stainless steel


Samstag, 6. August 2022

NEW available at my boutique -----> A. Lange & Söhne Karussell


Dear watch aficionado.
NEW available at my boutique this Lange & Söhne Karussell in extraordinary condition
The present example, sold to Wilhelm Lenger in Hamburg on April 22, 1914 for 804 Mark, is preserved in excellent condition and certainly one of the best-preserved examples. The three-part enamel dial is free of hairlines, chips or other damage. The heavy pink gold hunter “Lucia” case with its beautiful guilloché and engravings has survived the last century in stunning preservation. The movement is untouched and in perfect condition. The watch comes with the box, and extract from archives (which states as well that the watch was checked at the Lange museum).
The Carousel was invented in 1892 by the Danish watchmaker Bonniksen (patent N°21421) and later improved by Richard Lange in 1901 and patented under the number D.R.G.M 121267. It was always the goal of A. Lange & Söhne to increase the precision of a watch in its further developments. This goal was achieved with both, the “Tourbillon” and the “Carousel”. Both ran at Lange & Söhne under the generic term “Drehganguhren”. The Carousel was an interesting alternative to the very costly Tourbillon construction and it was not uncommon for the Lange Carousel watches to achieve a better rate result than the Tourbillons.
In these Carousel pocket watches, the advantages of the Tourbillon were used, but on the other side, the disadvantages avoided. Due to the complexity of a Tourbillon, the cage and escapement parts had to be built very fine which resulted in a high fragility. With the invention of the Carousel this fragility was eliminated and with the improved Lange Carousel, which turns at a lower rate at 52 1/2 minutes, the cage and escapement parts could be built very solid and durable. Richard Lange used an improved bearing for the cage, a bigger compensation balance wheel with 16 gold screws of which 2 were for regulation and a steel Breguet spiral spring, lateral gold lever and gold escape wheel, a swan neck fine regulation on the hand engraved balance cock. The beveled and polished blued screws are settled in fine polished oil sinks.
I welcome and will respond to your request on my address:
52 1/2 minute Carousel “Drehganguhr”
Caliber 47 ( the diameter is 47mm on the dial side)
¾ plate, guilted
Quality 1a with lateral gold lever and gold escape wheel
Compensation balance with steel Breguet spiral spring and 16 gold screws. 2 for regulation
Swan neck fine regulation
Lange type hand engraved balance cock
Beveled and polished blued screws are set in fine polished oil sinks
Lange type silvered winding wheels with sunbeam decoration
Marked .D.R.G.M 121 267
Engine turned “à goutte” hunter case “Lucia”
18kt pink gold, 60mm
Monogram GN on the front cover
Inscription from 1914 on the dome
111.4 g
3 parts enamel style „Empire“
Small seconds and arabic numerals
Louis XV gold hands


Montag, 1. August 2022

Soon available at my boutique -----> Lange & Söhne Karussell

Dear watch aficionado.

Soon available at my boutique this Lange & Söhne Karussell in extraordinary condition.
Vintage and independent timepieces. Since 2011 proud partner of Benzinger and Haldimann timepieces.

Kind regards.


Samstag, 30. Juli 2022

Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2022

Different type of dials -----> épargne, silver satin, Stern & Lemmerich

Dear watch aficionado.

Herewith I would like to show you some different type of dials and how they should look in untouched condition without being restored. Here it is important as well always to take a look on the back of the dial and to examine it in all its details. But most important is to know where and what to look at.


Patek Philippe 2584, 36mm, 12-600AT with black épargne dial by Stern


The dial is made by Cadran Stern with the complicated "épargne" technique, which means that first the base plate is gilted, then the signature, minuterie and small seconds are protected by a special lacquer, after that the dial is colored in a black galvanique bath. After the black color has dried, the protective lacquer is taken off. Later the hour baton indexes and the 12 o'clock indexes are added. The back of the dial shows as well all the correct original details, as you can see on the photos below. More about this timepiece on the website of my boutique


Universal Genève Compax from 1942, 46mm with silver satin finish dial by Stern

The backside of this original, untouched dial bears the punch mark and code of the dial manufacturer Stern Frères, a master dial maker of the period, famous for their quality and magic of their dials due to little, yet important details in manufacturer. The blank plate is silver galvanized with a vertical satin finish. The recessed subdials are decorated with a fine snailing done by hand with a laze. The plate is covered with a mat transparent lacquer called "sapon" (only on the front, not on the back), which protects against oxidation. Finally all inscriptions are applied by pad printing using different clichés. For the application of the luminescent radium, Stern sent the dial to an external supplier. Only 2 companies existed in Switzerland to do this work. The Lanzett blued steel radium hands were most likely made by Fiedler Geneva, the renowned manufacturer of hands and sole supplier of Stern Frères in this period. The minimal oxidation, especially seen on the contact with the bezel and on the back are natural signs of aging that underline the untouched original condition of the object. More about this timepiece on the website of my boutique

Longines Calatrava, 1938, 38mm, black épargne dial by Lemmerich

This example has a lovely and rarely seen black épargne dial made by Lemmerich. These dials were very complicated to be made and do add tremendous value. The examination of the dial shows that it is all original and correctly stamped on the back with the correct signs of how this dial was made back in the day. More about this timepiece on the website of my boutique