Antiquorum’s Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, 16th November 2003 Auction Totaled CHF 5,509,795

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 72

Du Bois & Comp. (Locle), No. 38010, circa 1820, movement by Jacques-Frédéric Houriet, No. 58. Highly important and extremely rare 18K rose gold key-wound pocket chronometer with one-minute tourbillon regulator, spring detent escapement, free-sprung spherical isochronical balance spring, Réaumur bimetallic thermometer, stop feature, and regulator dial.

Sold for CHF 509,500.00

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LOT 38

Oudin, No. 253, "Eleve de Breguet, Rue Vivienne No. 7", dated an 1806. Exceptionally fine and equally rare 20K gold double-barrel self-winding perpetuelle watch with quarter-repeating, 60-minute power reserve indication, Réaumur thermometer, and Robin chronometer-lever escapement, most likely made for the Exposition des produits de l'industrie française, 1806-1807.

Sold for CHF 333,500.00

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LOT 153

Patek, Philippe & Cie., Genève, Ref. 961, No. 866796, case No. 2837629. Made in 1989, sold to Theodor Beyer on August 24, 1990. Exceptionally fine and equally rare 18K gold keyless Astronomical minute-repeating pocket chronometer with instantaneous perpetual calendar, phases of the moon, 24-hour indications and free-sprung spring detent chronometer escapement with helical balance spring in original leather fitted mahogany box. Accompanied by the "Certificat d'Origine".

Sold for CHF 311,500.00

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LOT 98

Albert H. Potter & Co, Geneva, No. 1, made circa 1887. Exceptional, highly important and unique 18K gold keyless watch with regulator dial, special winding/setting system, special plate construction and special single-tooth escape wheel lever escapement.

Sold for CHF 267,500.00

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LOT 73

Frederic Courvoisier, La Chaux-de-Fonds, No. 49886, carriage by Ernest Guinand, circa 1854. Exceptionally fine and rare 18K gold hunting-cased keyless pocket chronometer, with one-minute tourbillon regulator with pivoted detent escapement and amplitude-controlling device.

Sold for CHF 223,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 80,000 - 120,000

EUR 52,000 - 78,000

USD 60,000 - 89,000

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LOT 24

Raingo, Paris, circa 1850. Exceptionally fine and equally rare amboyna wood and ormolu orrery driven by an 8-day going, hour and half-hour striking precision table clock with days of the week.

Sold for CHF 212,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 200,000 - 300,000

EUR 130,000 - 195,000

USD 148,000 - 222,000

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LOT 109

Patek, Philippe & Cie., Genève, No. 197708, case No. 409792, manufactured in 1922, sold to Mr. L. L. Cuttler on October 21, 1929. Extremely fine and rare 18K gold keyless, astronomical, minute-repeating pocket watch with perpetual calendar, phases of the moon and split-seconds chronograph. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 212,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 180,000 - 220,000

EUR 117,000 - 143,000

USD 133,000 - 163,000

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LOT 39

Urban Jürgensen, No. 353/VIII, made in 1818, sold to Count Adam Wilhelm Moltke. Exceptionally fine and rare large silver free-sprung deck chronometer with helical gold balance spring, and regulator dial in original two-tier fitted mahogany box.

Sold for CHF 174,000.00

Estimations :

CHF 70,000 - 90,000

EUR 46,000 - 60,000

USD 52,000 - 67,000

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LOT 47

The Theater Henry Capt a Genève, No. 309, circa 1815. Highly important and exceptionally rare 18K gold and enamel double-face, triple-train, musical double automaton quarter-repeating watch with provision for à tact repeating and concealed erotic automaton scene.

Sold for CHF 168,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

EUR 65,000 - 98,000

USD 74,000 - 111,000

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LOT 122

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 868861, case No. 698838, Ref. 1463, Retailed by Gubelin. Production of this reference started in 1940. Fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, 30-minute register and tachometer. Accompanied by an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle and the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 153,100.00

Estimations :

CHF 120,000 - 160,000

EUR 78,000 - 104,000

USD 89,000 - 118,000