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J. Auricoste, Monte de Comparaison

CHF 2,750


Rare deck J. Auricoste, Horloger de la Marine de l’Etat, 10, Rue La Boétle, Paris, “Montre de Comparaison” chronometer clock in original fitted mahogany box, Case No. J64527, Serial No. 1024221, 68 mm, circa 1960s. Stationary chronometer created for coordinating several of watches such as those of the members of a flying squadron.

Features extremely rare chronometer grade movement Lemania LWO 1170 with stop-second feature.  The way the crown is fitted ensures that the centre seconds hand is reset to “0” when the crown is pulled out for setting the hands. The balance remains locked until the winding crown is pushed back in.

Case: nickel, push back, reeded facet glazed bezel, fixed on a gilt brass plate. Dial: silvered, Arabic numerals, centre seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: Lemania Cal. LWO 1170, 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, 18 jewels, Glucydur screw balance. Dial, case and movement signed.

Dimensions : 12 x 14 x 7 cm, shipping weight is 2 kg.


BrandJ. Auricoste
ModelMontre de Comparaison
YearFeb 1964
MovementHand winding
CalibreLemania LWO 1170
Case materialWood & brass
Case size12 x 14 x 7 cm
Featureschronometer, stop second
Box/Papersoriginal box (no key available)


Fully working order. Very good vintage condition, surface scratches and scuffs through the age. Long scratche on the dial at 9h position. There is no key for the box available. Second hand stop feature is working properly, but the hand is not always reseting to “0”.


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