Antiquorum’s Hotel Noga Hilton, Geneva, 11th October 2003 Auction Totaled CHF 28,931,571

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 88

Nightingale and Fledglings. FR (Frères Rochat), Geneva, No. 228, probably made for the Russian market, circa 1814. Magnificent, highly important and probably unique gold and enamel, diamond-set miniature singing bird cage with center-seconds petite sonnerie clockwatch, the three birds singing on the hour or at will.

Sold for CHF 1,873,500.00

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LOT 134

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 408710, case No. 254197, made in 1914, sold in 1928. Exceptionally fine, highly important and unique large 18K gold hunting-cased, keyless, specially adjusted astronomical minute-repeating carillon watch, with Guillaume balance, triple train, split-seconds chronograph, 30-minute register, perpetual calendar, phases of the moon and alarm. Accompanied by numerous factory documents.

Sold for CHF 1,103,500.00

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LOT 27

The Neapolitan Mandolin. Piguet & Meylan, Geneva, No. 4899, circa 1820. Magnificent and extremely rare 18K gold and enamel pearl-set quarter-repeating musical automaton watch, in the form of a Neapolitan mandolin, playing every hour or on demand.

Sold for CHF 993,500.00

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LOT 87

The Nightingale. Attributed to Frères Rochat, Geneva, circa 1820, made for the Chinese market. Exceptional and extremely rare gold and enamel, split-pearl-set miniature singing bird cage.

Sold for CHF 883,500.00

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LOT 558

"8-Day" ay" Patek, Philippe & Cie., Genève, No. 198443, case No. 609409, made in 1931, retailed by Brock & Company, Los Angeles in 1933. Exceptionally rare and very fine 18K yellow gold and platinum 8-day going double-barrel gentleman's rectangular Art Deco wristwatch.

Sold for CHF 883,500.00

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LOT 578

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 888173, case No. 2619212, Ref. 2438-1, second series. Completed in 1959, sold on October 7, 1969. Extremely fine and rare, astronomic, center-seconds, water-resistant, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 773,500.00

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LOT 147

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, prototype, No. 863371, case No. 636292, Ref. 1518. Production of this reference started in 1941. This watch was sold on November 13, 1944. Unique and extremely fine, astronomic, "Empire" case type, 18K red gold gentleman's wristwatch, with perpetual calendar, moon phases, square button chronograph, register, tachometer with engraved dedication on the inside of the back cover and original 18K red gold Patek Philippe bracelet "à grosses mailles". Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 663,500.00

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LOT 146

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 198102, case No. 613706, Ref. 130, completed in 1927, sold in 1935. Very important and extremely rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with single button chronograph by the winding-crown, unusual vertical auxiliary second- and register- dials, the rarest "Base 100" tachometer and with an original 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet "à grosses mailles". Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 663,500.00

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LOT 92

Country Pleasures. Attributed to Pierre Morand, Geneva, circa 1785, made for the Dutch market. Magnificent and extremely rare 18K rose gold and enamel, double-face, small coach watch of unusual construction, with 4-bell carillon, triple automaton and six auxiliary minute dials.

Sold for CHF 663,500.00

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CHF 400,000 - 600,000

EUR 260,000 - 390,000

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LOT 95

Miniature Musical Cabinets. James Cox, London, 1770, made for the Chinese market circa. Magnificent and extremely rare pair of miniature cabinets of gold-mounted striated agate, set with coral and fitted with a clockwatch with Chinese numerals and a carillon playing two tunes on 12 hammers and 6 bells.

Sold for CHF 663,500.00

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