659 lots

LOT 1

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Yver a Angouleme, circa 1710. Fine silver Louis XIV "Oignon" with alarm.

C. Double body, "Oignon", polished, the back pierced with foliage. D. Silver champleve with Roman numerals and inner silver alarm setting disc. Blued steel single hand and pointer. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with faceted baluster pillars, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, silver cock pierced and engraved with birds and foliage. Alarm train with gilt brass fixed barrel pierced and engraved with foliage, striking on a bell. Signed on the back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 4,500 - 5000

Sold: CHF 3,910

LOT 2

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Not signed, Swiss, circa 1710. Fine and rare gilt brass and silver Louis XIV "oignon" with painted enamel cock.

C. Triple body "oignon", gilt brass overlaid with silver, fully engraved with inhabited foliage (worn), the back opening to reveal the cock, visible through a glazed circular aperture. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring. Blued steel "poker and beetle" hands. M. Gilt brass full plate with Egyptian pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, short flat balance spring, fine cock set with a full size enamel plaque, painted with the portrait of a lady over a black ground in the manner of the Huaud brothers. In good condition. Diam. 60 mm.

CHF 10,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 10,925

LOT 3

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Etienne Baillon a Paris, circa 1710. Fine silver quarter repeating Louis IV "Oignon".

C. Double body, "oignon", entirely engraved with foliage decoration, the back centred with a standing bird. D. White enamel embossed with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring (slightly restored on the border). Blued steel hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with Egyptian pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance set with a mock pendulum, gilt brass cock with pendulum aperture, engraved with birds and foliage decoration. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. Signed on the back plate. In good condition. Diam. 58 mm.

CHF 5,000 - 6000

Sold: CHF 5,750

LOT 4

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

John Herlot, London, produced in Friedberg (Germany), circa 1710. Fine silver pair cased watch with alarm.

C. Outer double body, the bezel pierced and engraved with foliage, the back repousse on the border with four small portraits between pierced and engraved foliage decorated motives. Inner double body bassine, the border finely pierced and engraved with a mask and inhabited foliage. D. Silver champleve with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, inner revolving alarm setting disc with Arabic numerals. Gilt brass Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with baluster pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass English style cock with polished steel end-piece. Alarm train with gilt brass fixed barrel engraved with foliage decoration, striking on a bell. Signed on the back plate. In good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 5,500 - 6500

LOT 5

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

John Wilter, London, Swiss made in the English style for the Dutch Market, circa 1760. Case repousse by Mauris, Geneva. Fine silver pair cased repousse watch with calendar.

C. Double body outer, the back repousse with a musical scene and further rocaille decoration, signed: "Mauris Fecit". Inner bassine, polished. D. Silver champleve with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring with arched divisions, aperture for the calendar indication. Gilt brass Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with square baluster pillars, fusee with chain, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass Dutch style cock and polished steel end-piece. Signed on the back plate. h1 good condition. Diam. 55 mm.

CHF 800 - 1200

Sold: CHF 1,380

LOT 6

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

John Cornell. Thieves Collen (Germany), circa 1740. Fine silver pair cased quarter repeating watch.

C. Double body outer, the bezel pierced and engraved with foliage, the back repousse with a figure of Venus with Cupid and further floral and rocaille decoration. Inner double body bassine, the back centre with a small rosette, the band pierced and engraved with a mask and foliage. D. Later custom made white enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring. Gilt brass Louis XV hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with square baluster pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass English style cock. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. Signed on the back plate. In good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 2,500 - 3000

LOT 7

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Quare London No. 323, Friedberg (Germany), made for the Dutch Market, circa 1760. Fine silver quarter repeating watch.

C. Double body, the bezel pierced and engraved with foliage, the back centred with a rosette and with alternated fluted and florally pierced and engraved sectors in a sunburst pattern. D. Silver champleve with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring with arched divisions. Blued steel "poker and beetle" hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with turned baluster pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass English style cock. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. Signed on the dial and back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 2,500 - 3000

Sold: CHF 3,680

LOT 8

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Daniel de St. Leu, Watchmaker to Her Majesty, London, No. 1357, made for the Islamic Market, circa 1815. Fine 18 ct. gold pair-cased, quarter striking clock watch.

C. Outer double body, the bezel pierced and engraved with a floral decoration, marked "J.P." (John Penny), the back engraved with a coat-ofarms, three crescent in pale on a military trophy and chased with a garland of leaves, the edge pierced and engraved with a floral decoration matching that of the bezel. Inner double body, bassine, the back pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage and flowers. D. White enamel with Turkish numerals. Gold "poker and beetle" hands. M. Gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain brass three armed balance, gilt brass English cock. Striking on a bell with strike-silent selection lever on the bezel. Signed on the dial and the back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 62 mm.

CHF 10,000 - 12000

LOT 9

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

George Prior, London, made for the Islamic Market, circa 1815. Very fine 18 ct. gold and enamel triple cased quarter repeating watch with original matching gold and enamel chain and crank key.

C. Outer double body, glazed, with scallop edge, the bezels with champleve enamel decoration. Double body second with scallop edge, bezels with champleve floral decoration, the back with a finely painted landscape of a bay with rocky mountains on the background, a village on the left, a sampan on the foreground. Inner double body, bassine, the back engraved with a bunch of flower, outer pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage, a large rose-diamond set on the pendant. D. White enamel with Turkish numerals. Blued steel "arrow" hands. M. Gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator, gilt brass cock with scrolled decoration and diamond end-stone. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. Gilt brass dust cap. Signed on the dial and back plate. In excellent condition. Diam. 56 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 40000

LOT 10

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Markwick Markham, Perigal, London, No. 41849, made for the Islamic Market, with the London hallmarks for 1813. Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel triple cased quarter repeating watch.

C. Outer double body, glazed, with scallop edge, the bezels with champleve enamel decoration. Double body second marked "A.N.", with scallop edge, bezels with champleve floral decoration, the back with a finely painted lake side Swiss landscape, snowy mountains on the background, a small village on the left. Inner double body, bassine, polished, the band pierced and engraved with flowers and foliage, a large rose-diamond set on the pendant. D. White enamel with Turkish numerals. Gold "poker and beetle" hands. M. Gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass English cock with diamond end-stone. Repeating on a bell by depressing the pendant. Signed on the dial and back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 57 mm.

CHF 15,000 - 18000

LOT 11

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Bautte & Moynier a Geneve, No. 37772, circa 1830. Fine 18 ct. two-coloured gold, ruby-set quarter repeating watch.

C. Four body, massive, entirely chased in high relief with a ruby-set floral decoration over a matted ground. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Gold engine-turned with Roman numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel end-piece. Repeating on gongs by depressing the pendant. Signed on the cuvette and back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 45 mm.

CHF 4,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 3,910

LOT 12

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Ls. Duchene & Fils, Geneva, No. 27846, circa 1830. Fine 18 ct. gold, diamond-set watch.

C. Double body, entirely decorated with a rose-cut diamond-set studded shell pattern over a matted ground. D. Silver engine-turned with Roman numerals and applied cast gold floral decoration. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with ruby end-stone. Signed on the dial and back plate. In good condition. Diam. 42 mm.

CHF 2,000 - 2500

Sold: CHF 3,220

LOT 13

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Le Roy a (Paris), circa 1830. Fine 18 ct. gold, pearl set-watch.

C. Double body, the bezel pendant and bow paved with split pearls, the back entirely decorated with inlaid split pearls in a rosette pattern. D. Silver engine-turned with Roman numerals. Gold Breguet hands. M. Hinged gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with ruby end-stone. Signed on the back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 41 mm.

CHF 6,500 - 7500

Sold: CHF 6,900

LOT 14

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Bruneau, eleve de Motel, Palais Royal (Paris), No. 150, circa 1830. Fine 18 ct. gold hunting cased, quarter repeating watch.

C. Four body engine-turned with reeded band, bezels pendant and bow with cast floral decoration. Hinged gilt brass cuvette. D. Silver engine-turned with Roman numerals. Gold Breguet hands. M. 17"' gilt brass, 12 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance with "parachute" suspension, flat balance spring and bimetallic compensation curb on the index. Repeating on gongs with pull-twist piston through the pendant. Signed on the cuvette. In very good condition. Diam. 48 mm.

CHF 2,500 - 3000

LOT 15

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Unsigned, Swiss, circa 1840. Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel, extra flat half hunting cased watch with a Bagnolet calibre and eccentric dial.

C. Double body, "bassine pincee", the cover profusely engraved and engine-turned with floral decoration, two half-length figures and musical trophies above the dial aperture. The back decorated en suite and centred with a painted enamel Oriental scene. Hinged gold engineturned cuvette with dial aperture. D. Eccentric silver engine-turned with Roman numerals. Gold Breguet hands. M. 16"', gilt brass, Bagnolet inverted calibre with the free standing barrel and the train of wheel sunk in the single plate. Cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator. Female winding squares. hl very good condition. Diam. 43 mm.

CHF 3,500 - 4500

LOT 16

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Jn. Fs. Bautte & Cie. A Geneve, No. 42172, circa 1820. Fine 18 ct. gold watch with digital jumping hours.

C. Four body, "forme quatre baguettes" engineturned. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Silver engineturned with aperture for the digital jumping hours, large eccentric minute ring and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel hands. M. 18"' gilt brass, bar calibre with going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator. Signed on the cuvette. In very good condition. Diam. 47 mm.

CHF 2,500 - 3000

Sold: CHF 3,450

LOT 17

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

L'Epine, No. 1239, Swiss, circa 1820. Fine 18 ct. gold watch with digital jumping hours.

C. Four body, "forme quatre baguettes" engineturned (slightly worn). Hinged gilt brass cuvette. D. Silver engine-turned with aperture for the digital jumping hours, large eccentric minute ring and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel hands. M. 20"' gilt brass, bar calibre with going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator. Signed on the dial and cuvette. In good condition. Diam. 48 mm.

CHF 2,000 - 2500

Sold: CHF 2,875

LOT 18

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Unsigned, school of Breguet, circa 1820. Fine and elegant 18 ct. gold, very slim quarter repeating watch, with short gold chain and matching male and female key.

C. Double body, "forme quatre baguettes", engine-turned "a gains d'orge", the back attached by a bayonet fixing. D. Silver engine turned with Roman numerals on a polished chapter ring. Slow/Fast regulator below chapter ?VI". Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 14"', gilt brass, free standing barrel with female winding square, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator. Repeating on gongs with pull-twist piston through the pendant. In excellent condition. Diam. 37 mm.

CHF 4,000 - 5000

LOT 19

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Hunziker, Rue de Bussy 22, a Paris, No. 4086, circa 1820. Fine and elegant 18 ct. gold, very slim quarter repeating watch with eccentric dial.

C. Four body, "forme quatre baguettes", engineturned (worn). Hinged gold cuvette. D. Silver engine-turned with Roman numerals on a polished eccentric chapter ring. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 16"', gilt brass with going barrel, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator. Repeating on gongs with pull-twist piston through the pendant. In very good condition. Signed on the cuvette. Diam. 41 mm.

CHF 2,000 - 2500

LOT 20

Important Watches, Wristwatches and c... Geneva, Apr 20, 1996

Unsigned, Swiss, circa 1820. Fine 18 ct. gold, small quarter repeating watch.

C. Four body, "forme collier", engine-turned. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Silver engine-turned with Roman numerals on a polished chapter ring. Gold Breguet hands. M. 15'? gilt brass with going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain gilt brass threearm balance, flat balance spring and regulator. Repeating on gongs with pull-twist piston through the pendant. In very good condition. Diam. 39 mmm.

CHF 2,000 - 2500