The top lots for the auction are as follows:
Not signed, attributed to Gabriel Courieult's widow, circa 1788. Rare and magnificent, Sevres "beau bleu" porcelain lyre hour and hait hour striking clock with enamel painted dial by Coteau.
Sold for 201,500.00 CHF
Estimate CHF 0 - 0
Bouchet, Horloger du Roy, Paris, circa 1780. Fine and very rare hour and quarter striking, moon phase astronomical, dead centre seconds skeleton clock with equation of time, full calendar, sun-rise and sun-set, special escapement with remontoire.
Sold for 113,500.00 CHF
Estimate CHF 100,000 - 120,000
Johann Schmidtbaur, Bamberg Fecit, circa 1740. Extremely fine and rare silver and silvered brass, hours and quarters striking and repeating travelling clock with alarm, in original leather fitted travelling box with gilt decoration.
Sold for 108,000.00 CHF
Estimate CHF 65,000 - 70,000
Lepaute à Paris, circa 1770. Rare and very important, mahogany 15 day going, Iongcase regulator with centreseconds and the equation of time with calendar, invented circa 1760 and described in the addendum of the second edition of his Traité d'Horlogerie, Paris 1767, and in Description de plusieurs ouvrages d'Horlogerie, par Lepaute Horloger du Roi, published in 1766
Sold for 91,500.00 CHF
Estimate CHF 90,000 - 120,000
L. Leroy & Cie. No. 6 and 16047/210642 made in 1925 for M. le Comte Humbert de Liedekerke-Beaufort. One of a series of seven watches made by Mr. Léon Leroy in Paris, to satisfy the requirements of seven clients, all connoisseurs of fine watchcraft. Extremely fine and elegant 18 ct. gold self-winding watch with triple digital calendar, in original fitted box, with the original certificate and key.
Sold for 87,100.00 CHF
Estimate CHF 50,000 - 60,000
Derabours à Paris, circa 1760. Very fine and rare small early, ormolu centre seconds, hour and half hour striking travelling clock, specially designed to be secured on the wall of a ship cabin.
Sold for 48,300.00 CHF
Estimate CHF 30,000 - 35,000
Lepaute à Paris, circa 1775. Very rare and small, hour and half hour striking, eight day going early "pendule d' officier", in original fitted leather travelling box.
Sold for 41,400.00 CHF
Estimate CHF 24,000 - 26,000
Vanier, rue Ste. Anne à Paris, No. 486-83/8, with Paris hallmarks for 1783. Extremely rare silver centre seconds watch with special escapement.
Sold for 36,800.00 CHF
Estimate CHF 13,000 - 15,000