Antiquorum’s Geneva, 20th April 1996 Auction Totaled CHF 7,651,739

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 266

Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, "Calatrava", No. 198340, case No. 618840, completed in 1939. Unique astronomic, minute repeating, platinum gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moon phases, with a heavy platinum bracelet.

Sold for CHF 2,093,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 263

Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, No. 198098, case No. 605969, made in 1927 for Grogan Co., Pittsburg, PA, sold on 31 August 1937. Extremely fine and rare cushion shaped, "tortue", 18ct gold gentleman's wristwatch with single button split-second chronograph and register, with certificate.

Sold for CHF 707,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 267

Unsigned, by Piguet Meylan, Geneva, made for the Chinese Market, circa 1820. "La Rose". Extremely rare and magnificent 18 ct. gold and enamel, pearl-set, half-skeletonised, quarter repeating watch, designed as a rose, with special escapement.

Sold for CHF 432,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 264

A. Mazurier A Paris, French, circa 1645. Exceptionally fine and rare 22 ct. gold and enamel verge watch, the case decorated en grisaille. C. Double

Sold for CHF 377,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 258

Louis Duchene et Fils, (Geneva), circa 1800. "Le Theatre". Very fine and extremely rare 18 ct. gold and enamel, musical automaton watch.

Sold for CHF 366,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 265

Johannes Fromanteel Londini Fecit, circa 1665. Very fine and highly important Charles II, ebony veneered hour striking, early long case clock with date.

Sold for CHF 273,000.00

Estimations :

CHF 120,000 - 150,000

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LOT 135

Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, No. 198381, case No. 416638, made in 1930. Very fine and important 18 ct. pink gold, keyless pocket chronometer with one minute tourbillon regulator, awarded the First prize at the Geneva Astronomical Observatory for the timing contest in 1931. With the original antimagnetic stainless concours case, extra silvered two-tone dial and set of blue steel hands. In original fitted box and with the original Observatory Bulletin.

Sold for CHF 245,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 220,000 - 240,000

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LOT 114

Piguet Meylan and Frederic Rochat, Geneve, No. 581, music attributed to Nicole Freres No. 634, completed circa 1828. Very fine and extremely rare, bronzed and ormolu, hour and half hour striking, musical clock with singing bird and automata.

Sold for CHF 223,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 115

G. & 0., Geneva, No. 7653, circa 1840. "L'Eventail a Plumes d'Autruche". Extremely rare and magnificent 18 ct. gold and enamel, diamond-set, white ostrich-feather fan with a buit-in watch.

Sold for CHF 218,000.00

Estimations :

CHF 120,000 - 150,000

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LOT 113

Unsigned, ( Freres Rochat), Geneve, case by Georges Remond, made for the Chinese Market between 1805 and 1815. Retailed by A. Liodet, Place des Bergues, No. 8, a Geneve. Very fine and rare 18 ct. gold and enamel, pearl-set, singing bird box with centre second musical watch, in original fitted box.

Sold for CHF 168,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 120,000 - 150,000