Antiquorum’s Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, 14th November 1993 Auction Totaled CHF 11,838,272

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 136

The Masterpiece of L. Leroy for the Exposition universelle of 1878 An outstanding heavy gold pocket watch, with 11 complications made for Count Nicolas Nostitz, in an Exhibition case by J. Nodiot especially created for Carvalho Monteiro. S. Leroy A Paris -on dial. J. Nodiot, Fecit 1896 -on case.

Sold for CHF 1,216,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 24

Dennis Champion A Paris, circa 1660. An exceptionally fine gold and enamel savonette cased 'Blois' watch, with original fitted case.

Sold for CHF 644,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 14

F. Baronneau A Paris, circa 1640 A very rare and early large 'savonnette' cased gold and enamel Blois watch.

Sold for CHF 583,750.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 83

Ferdinand Berthoud No. 144, Invenit et Fecit 1753. Unique 18 ct. gold "Montre à Equation à Secondes concentriques, marquant les mois et leurs quantièmes", described in Essai sur l'horlogerie, chap. XIV, pp. 77-79, pl. XI.

Sold for CHF 358,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 180,000 - 220,000

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LOT 25

Blois School circa 1650, movement signed Romilly A Paris, circa 1780. Exceptionally fine gold and enamel savonette cased 'Blois' watch, with purpose built movement by Romilly A Paris. Shagreen protecting case.

Sold for CHF 314,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 84

Ferdinand Berthoud, à Paris, No. 310, bearing the Paris hallmarks for 1758-1759. Extremely fine and unique, 20 ct. gold and enamel, dumb quarter-repeating, Montre à secondes qui va huit jours sans remonter, dont le régulateur est formé par deux balanciers qui font un battement à chaque seconde, constructed on the principle, described in Ferdinand Berthoud: Essai sur l'Horlogerie, published in 1786, pages 216 to 221, plate No. XXVII, fig. 6-7-8-9 and 10, the enamel painted by Hamelin.

Sold for CHF 270,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 160,000 - 180,000

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LOT 31

Rousseau à Paris & Les Deux Freres Huaud Les Jeunes, circa 1700. A very fine 20 carat gold and enamel pendant watch.

Sold for CHF 259,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 200,000 - 220,000

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LOT 188

Mugnier, Horloger de LL. MM. II et RR, No. 1167, circa 1812, Echappement par Winnerl. Extremely fine and unique 18 ct. gold, half quarter-repeating, self winding watch with power reserve indicator and chronometer escapement by Winnerl, in original red Morocco fitted box, marked with the gilt initial of Napoléon.

Sold for CHF 259,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 112

Robin, aux Galeries du Louvre, à Paris, circa 1780. Extremely fine and rare mahogany centreseconds regulator with equation of time, annual calendar, astrological signs, strike, and remontoir

Sold for CHF 237,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 120,000 - 140,000

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LOT 162

Janvier, circa 1800. Very fine and rare mahogany, centre-seconds astronomical long case regulator.

Sold for CHF 226,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 140,000 - 160,000