Antiquorum’s Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, 12th November 2006 Auction Totaled CHF 13,097,758

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 58

"The First Decimal Marine Watch - Made for the Chevalier de Borda" Louis Berthoud, No. 26/2440. Researched, planned and made between 27th January 1792 and 19th June 1793 for the Chevalier de Borda, famous mathematician, physicist, political scientist, navigator, and father of the standard "Meter", the basis of the metric system. Considered by Berthoud to be his most important chronometer. Extremely fine, unique and historically important high-precision pocket chronometer with an innovative wheel train especially designed to produce decimal time, Berthoud's spring detent chronometer escapement, anti-friction rollers, dead center seconds and regulator dial. Accompanied by a mahogany deck box and specially bound booklet.

Sold for CHF 447,300.00

Estimations :

CHF 400,000 - 500,000

EUR 250,000 - 315,000

USD 320,000 - 400,000

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LOT 377

Yellow Gold Ref. 2499 "Fourth Series" Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 869386, case No. 2666326, Ref. 2499. Made in 1970, sold on July 9, 1971. Very fine, rare, and important, astronomic, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, 30-minute register, perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 436,100.00

Estimations :

CHF 380,000 - 450,000

EUR 240,000 - 285,000

USD 300,000 - 360,000

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LOT 51

“Allegory of Summer” Piguet & Meylan, No. 6017, the case by Frères Oltramare, the enamel scene attributable to J-A Lissignol. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1820. Extremely fine and very rare, quarter-repeating, center seconds, 18K gold, painted on enamel and pearl-set pocket watch, the enamel by Jean Abraham Lissignol (1749-1819).

Sold for CHF 424,900.00

Estimations :

CHF 160,000 - 200,000

EUR 100,000 - 130,000

USD 130,000 - 160,000

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LOT 306

"Au Comte François Potocki" Breguet et fils, No. 3773, sold to Comte Francois Potocki on March 14th, 1822, for 2,400 francs, bought back and resold to Mme Dupaty on November 3rd 1829 for 2,400 francs . Very fine and extremely rare, platinum and yellow gold hunting cased quarter repeating pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement. Accompanied by the original fitted box, spare rock crystal crystal, original certificate dated 3 November 1829 and a duplicate certificate dated 26 May 1971.

Sold for CHF 402,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 125,000 - 160,000

EUR 80,000 - 100,000

USD 100,000 - 130,000

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LOT 48

“The Barking Dog” Piguet & Meylan, Geneve, No. 114, made for the Chinese market, circa 1820. Extremely fine and extremely rare, large, 18K gold, painted on enamel and pearl-set, quarter-repeating “barking dog” automaton watch.

Sold for CHF 391,300.00

Estimations :

CHF 160,000 - 200,000

EUR 100,000 - 125,000

USD 130,000 - 160,000

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LOT 53

“God Save The King – Watch with 16 Complications” Attributed to Audemars Frères, Genève (AFG), No. 12307. Made for the English market, circa 1900. Extremely fine and important, possibly unique, large, astronomic, 18K gold, musical, grande and petite sonnerie three-train clockwatch with perpetual calendar, triple winding, carillon trip minute-repeat with three hammers on three gongs, cylinder musical movement playing “God Save The King” on the hour or at will with four hammers on four gongs, moon phases and lunar calendar.

Sold for CHF 346,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 150,000 - 200,000

EUR 95,000 - 130,000

USD 120,000 - 160,000

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LOT 61

“Extra Large One-Minute Tourbillon-First Prize Geneva Observatory 1929” Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, No. 198323, case No. 415868. movement made in 1924, cased in 1930 after the chronometer contest, and sold on April 30, 1959. Extremely fine and exceptionally rare, extra large, 18K yellow gold keyless pocket lever chromometer with "Extra" quality movement, one-minute tourbillon regulator by J. Golay-Audemars, adjustment by Golay-Audemars, Guillaume balance, first prize winner at the Observatoire de Geneve contest, 1929, category A. Re-tested in 1959, regulated on this occasion by Andre Zibach. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives and the Bulletin de Marche of 1959.

Sold for CHF 340,900.00

Estimations :

CHF 300,000 - 400,000

EUR 190,000 - 250,000

USD 240,000 - 320,000

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LOT 44

“The Birth of Christ” Du Quesne, Amsterdam, Blois school enamel. Made circa 1685. Extremely fine and probably unique, 22K gold and painted on enamel pendant watch with single hand and case with hinged bezel and back, the case depicting scenes from the story of the birth of Christ.

Sold for CHF 335,300.00

Estimations :

CHF 200,000 - 250,000

EUR 125,000 - 160,000

USD 160,000 - 200,000

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LOT 49

“Allegory of Autumn” Piguet & Meylan, Genève, No. 6019, the case by Frères Oltramare. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1815. Extremely fine and very rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel, pearl-set, center seconds, musical, quarterrepeating pocket watch playing music on the hour or at will, the enamel by Jean Abraham Lissignol (1749-1819).

Sold for CHF 312,900.00

Estimations :

CHF 150,000 - 200,000

EUR 95,000 - 130,000

USD 120,000 - 160,000

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LOT 378

Platinum "Tank Cintrée” Cartier, Paris, "Tank Cintrée", sold by Cartier New York in August 1942. Extremely fine and equally rare, rectangular curved, platinum mid-sized wristwatch with a platinum Cartier bracelet à 13 rangs, concealed deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, bill of sale and Cartier Certificate of Authenticity

Sold for CHF 301,700.00

Estimations :

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

EUR 65,000 - 95,000

USD 80,000 - 120,000