466 lots

LOT 81

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Vacheron & Constantin gold keyless pocket watch Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve, movement No. 354415, case No. 220436. Made circa 1970. Very fine, 18K gold keyless pocket watch. Accompanied by the original Vacheron & Constantin fitted box and Certificate of Origin.

C. Four-body, bassine, polished, the back cover with engraved scroll monogram. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Gold spade hands. M. 18???, matte gilt, 15 jewels, wolf?s tooth winding, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case, cuvette and movement signed. Diam. 50 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

USD 1,800 - 3600

EUR 1,400 - 2800

Sold: CHF 3,600

LOT 82

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Paul Ditisheim Guillaume Balance Paul Ditisheim, Fabricant, La Chaux-de-Fonds, "Compensateur Guillaume", No. 50952. Made circa 1920. Very fine and rare, hunting cased, keyless, 18K yellow gold chronometer dress watch with Guillaume compensation balance.

C. Four-body, demi-bassine, solid, polished, hinged gold cuvette. D. Double-sunk, white enamel with bold Breguet numerals, outer minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Cal. 18''', inscribed « Grand Prix Paris 1900 », rhodiumplated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, anibal-brass Guillaume balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with terminal curve, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 53 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,200 - 3200

USD 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,500 - 2200

Sold: CHF 2,640

LOT 83

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Paul Ditisheim Dress Watch Paul Ditisheim, Solvil, movement No. 404165, case No. 305553. Made in the 1930's. Fine, large and elegant, 18K yellow gold, keyless dress watch. To be sold without reserve

C. Three-body, polished, rounded bezel. D. Matte silver with prainted upright Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 17 ''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straightline lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, the cut equidistant between the arms, Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 52 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 4000

USD 2,800 - 3700

EUR 2,000 - 2700

Sold: CHF 1,560

LOT 84

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

BHJ & Co. Dead Center-Seconds BHJ & Co., Swiss, No. 18792. Made circa 1870. Fine, 18K rose gold keyless pocket watch with dead centerseconds and independent stop function.

C. Four-body, bassine, polished, stop slide for the centerseconds at 8. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and Arabic five-minute numerals, subsidiary seconds. Gold Louis XV hands. M. 18???, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, wolf?s tooth winding, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, the centerseconds wheel with extra bridge. Case punched BHJ & Co. Diam. 50 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,200 - 2200

USD 1,100 - 2000

EUR 800 - 1500

Sold: CHF 2,880

LOT 85

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Louis Audemars King Umberto I of Italy Presentation Watch Louis Audemars, Brassus & Geneve, No. 13350. Made for Umberto I, King of Italy, retailed by C. Morel Jeune, 65, Rue de Rome, à Marseille, circa 1890. Very fine and rare, 18K rose gold and enamel, diamond set, minute-repeating, hunting cased, keyless Royal presentation pocket watch.

C. Four body, bassine et filets, polished, faceted band, the hinged and sprung front cover with the champlevé enameled diamond-set coat of arms of Umberto I, King of Italy. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. M. 19"', gilt brass, 25 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs with two polished steel hammers, activated by a slide in the band. Movement and case signed, cuvette signed by the retailer. Diam. 52 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 17,000 - 25000

USD 16,000 - 23000

EUR 12,000 - 17000

Sold: CHF 40,800

LOT 86

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Constant Piguet Four Hammer Carillon Minute-Repeating Constant Piguet, Le Sentier, No. 3114, Swiss patent No. 11948. Made circa 1910. Very fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold, hunting-cased, keyless, minute-repeating pocket watch with carillon chime with four hammers on four gongs.

C. Four-body, bassine et filet, engine-turned with polished borders. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel, dauphine numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 45 mm., 20???, matte gilt, 32 jewels, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with terminal curve, index regulator, repeating on four gongs with four polished steel hammers activated by a slide on the band. Movement punched with Constant Piguet?s patent number. Diam. 55 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 30,000 - 40000

USD 28,000 - 36000

EUR 20,000 - 28000

Sold: CHF 40,800

LOT 87

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Henri Huguenin Watch with 6 Complications Henri Huguenin, Locle, No. 1629. Made circa 1890. Very fine and rare, large, 18K yellow gold, minute-repeating, keyless, hunting-cased pocket watch with triple date calendar, chronograph and moon phases.

C. Four-body, bassine et filets, massive, engine-turned with polished borders. Hinged gold cuvette with engineturned border, glazed gold-rimmed cover to view the movement. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and fifths of a second chronograph divisions, Arabic five second numerals to 300 units, subsidiary dials for the date, days of the week and the months, seconds with inner moon phase aperture. Gold Louis XV hands. M. 20"', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 35 jewels, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, visible chronograph work, repeating on gongs with two polished steel hammers activated by a slide on the band. Cuvette signed. Diam. 59 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 38,000 - 50000

USD 35,000 - 45000

EUR 26,000 - 35000

LOT 88

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Louis Audemars triple date Louis Audemars, Brassus, No. 9301, retailed by A. Perrée, Rue de la Ch.sée d?Antin 8, Paris, Elève de la Fabrique d?Horlogerie de Paris. Made circa 1870. Very fine and rare, minute-repeating, centerseconds, 18K yellow gold, hunting-cased, keyless pocket watch with triple date, digital months and phases and age of the moon.

C. Four-body, bassine et filets, polished. Hinged gold cuvette engraved with the retailer?s details. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with five-minute Arabic numerals, two subsidiary sunk dials for date and days of the week, phases of the moon aperture with gold and enamel moon disc , age of the moon sector, aperture for the months. Gold spade hands. M. 19''', maillechort, "fausses côtes" decoration, 31 jewels, wolf?s tooth winding, gold wheel train, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement with Louis Audemars « shepherd?s crook » counterpoise, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs with two polished steel hammers activated by a slide in the band. Dial, cuvette and movement signed by the retailer, case with Louis Audemars punchmark. Diam. 52 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 15,000 - 20000

USD 14,000 - 18000

EUR 10,000 - 14000

Sold: CHF 16,800

LOT 89

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Gerold Jeanneret Minute Repeating Pendant Watch Gerold Jeanneret, La Chaux-de-Fonds, "Repetition a Minutes", No. 1310. Made circa 1900. Very fine and rare, minute-repeating, 18K pink gold and painted on enamel lady?s keyless pendant watch.

C. Four-body, bassine, engraved band, the hinged and sprung front cover decorated with a painted on enamel scene of Venus and cupids signed E.V., royal blue translucent enamel border with engraved gold decoration, the back cover decorated to match with a central painted on enamel scene of two cupids. Hinged gold cuvette, glazed gold-rimmed cuvette. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and Arabic five-minute numerals, subsidiary seconds. Black spade hands. M. 12???, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 31 jewels, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs with two polished steel hammers activated by a slide on the band. Cuvette signed. Diam. 34 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 8,700 - 12000

USD 8,000 - 11000

EUR 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 13,200

LOT 90

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Henri Grandjean diamond-set pocket watch Hri. Grandjean & Cie, Locle & London, No. 23370. Made for the South American market, circa 1870. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold, painted on enamel and rose-cut diamond-set keyless pocket watch. Accompanied by a numbered white enamel alternative dial and the original Henri Grandjean fitted box.

C. Four-body, bassine et filets, reeded band, the front cover decorated with a finely painted on enamel grisaille cartouche on a translucent royal blue ground, the center with a polychrome putto within a rectangular rose-cut diamond-set border, outer black champleve enamel border with engraved gold anthemions, the back cover decorated en suite. Hinged gold cuvette with engraved border. D. Engraved silver with painted radial Roman numerals, the center and outer border with applied gold foliate decoration, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. M. 14 ½???, matte gilt, three-quarter plate, jewelled to the third wheel, wolf?s tooth winding, lateral lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial, cuvette and movement signed. Diam. 43 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 8,000 - 12000

USD 7,500 - 11000

EUR 5,500 - 8000

Sold: CHF 14,400

LOT 91

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Denis Blondel quarter-repeating pocket watch Denis Blondel à Genève, No. 4095. Made for the Islamic market, circa 1830. Very fine and rare, 18K rose gold and painted on enamel, quarter-repeating pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement, gold Breguet-type chain and gold ratchet key decorated to match the watch.

C. Four-body, lobed with twelve segments decorated with painted on enamel flowers and trophies on a translucent opalescent ground, the segments between painted in imitaion of shagreen, the bezel decorated to match. D. White enamel with Islamic numerals, outer minute track. Gold Breguet hands. M. 19???, matte gilt, 8 jewels, ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm gilt balance, flat balance spring, index regulator with bimetallic temperature compensation curb, repeating with two polished steel hammers on two gongs activated by a pull-and-twist piston in the pendant. Cuvette signed. Diam. 55 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 8,500 - 13000

USD 8,000 - 12000

EUR 6,000 - 9000

Sold: CHF 12,000

LOT 92

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Musical trophy Swiss, No. 4220. Made for the Eastern market, circa 1840. Very fine and rare, thin, quarter-repeating, 18K gold and painted on enamel pocket watch with English-type ruby cylinder escapement.

C. Four-body, forme collier, the back cover decorated with a painted on enamel musical and floral trophy on a pale blue ground, serpentine translucent red enamel border, outer green and red enamel reserve with gold foliage and six circular flower roundels, bezel with eccentric glazed aperture and decorated to match, shell and flower band. Hinged gold cuvette with technical details in champleve enamel, apertures for winding and hand-setting. D. Silver with radial black Roman numerals on a moire chapter ring, outer minute divisions, the center engraved with a harbour view within a scroll border. Gold Breguet hands. M. 43 mm., matte gilt, 8 jewels, English-type ruby cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs with two polished steel hammers activated by a pull-and-twist piston in the pendant. The reverse of the dial punched Dx & F. Diam. 49 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 8,000 - 12000

USD 7,500 - 11000

EUR 5,500 - 8000

Sold: CHF 15,600

LOT 93

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Imhof Desk Compendium Imhof, Swiss, No. 1333419. Made circa 1955. Fine and unusual, gilt and silvered brass, 8-day going, four-sided desk clock with hygrometer, thermometer and barometer. To be sold without reserve

C. Multi-piece, torch-form, gilt and silvered brass, square revolving upper section for the dials, fluted base and finial on a gilt bracket and wooden base, pyramidal top surmounted by an armillary sphere. D. Brushed silver with applied gilt baton hour indexes, Arabic quarter-hour numerals, further brushed silvered dials for the hygrometer, thermometer and barometer. Gilt dauphine hands. M. 15 jewels, lever escapement, rear winding and hand setting. Dial signed. Dim. 30 x 9 x 9 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 500 - 1000

USD 450 - 900

EUR 350 - 700

Sold: CHF 1,440

LOT 94

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Imhof Agate and Malachite Imhof, Swiss, No. 1009100. Made in the 1940's. Fine agate and malachite-mounted, 8-day going desk clock. To be sold without reserve

C. Rectangular, white agate body, the top and base set with malachite panels, gilt brass feet. D. Square, brushed silvered, applied gilt brass conical indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals, gilt bezel. Gilt fleur-de-lys hands. M. 8-day going, rear winding. Dial signed. Dim. 13.6 x 8.8 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 500 - 700

USD 450 - 650

EUR 350 - 500

Sold: CHF 480

LOT 95

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Imhof Classical Lady Imhof, Swiss, No. 16583. Made circa 1950. Fine, gilt brass, marble and enamel, 8-day going desk clock. To be sold without reserve

C. Circular, gilt brass in swivel frame, supported by the figure of a lady in classical dress, rectangular white-veined black marble base, brass feet. D. Circular, overlaid with translucent blue enamel over a sun-ray engine-turned ground, applied gilt brass dot indexes and Roman quarter-hour numerals. Gilt brass arrow hands. M. 15 jewels, lever escapement, rear winding and hand setting. Dial signed. Dim. 19 cm high.

Grading System: A

CHF 900 - 1500

USD 800 - 1400

EUR 600 - 1000

Sold: CHF 720

LOT 96

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Imhof Royal Blue Enamel Imhof, Swiss, No. 20589. Made circa 1930. Fine, gilt brass and guilloché enamel, 1 day-going strut desk clock. To be sold without reserve

C. Rectangular, gilt brass with wavy-line border, hinged strut stand. D. Rectangular, overlaid with translucent Royal blue guilloche enamel, gilt-edged black Arabic numerals, inner minute track. Black and gilt fancy hands. M. Rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, rack regulator. Dial and movement signed. Dim. 17 x 13 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 500 - 700

USD 450 - 650

EUR 350 - 500

Sold: CHF 600

LOT 97

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Kienzle World Time Clock Kienzle. Made circa 1960. World time, 8-day going desk clock with 24-hour day and night indication.

C. Circular, brushed brass, moulded and rectangular base, convex glass. D. Brushed silvered with applied gilt brass radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, the center with world planisphere and the names of 42 world cities and countries, aperture for the 24-hour day and night indication, scale above to calculate the world time. Gilt brass tapered baton hands. M. Lever escapement, three-arm balance, index regulator. Diam. 26 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 500 - 800

USD 450 - 700

EUR 350 - 550

Sold: CHF 1,800

LOT 98

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Imhof World Time Clock Imhof, Swiss, No. 1426759. Made circa 1955. Small, 8-day going world-time desk clock.

C. Circular, brushed and polished gilt brass, stepped circular base. D. Inclined brushed silvered annular chapter ring with applied gilt brass baton indexes and Roman quarter-hour numerals, rotating silvered disc for the 24-hours, inner rotating gilt and blue world planisphere divided into sectors and with the names of 24 world cities and countries. Gilt dauphine hands. M. Rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, rack regulator. Dial and movement signed. Dim. 12 x 10.7 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 300 - 500

USD 250 - 450

EUR 200 - 350

Sold: CHF 1,320

LOT 99

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Cartier World Time Desk Clock Luxor for Cartier. No. 848. Made in the 1960's. Fine, gilt-brass, 8-day going, world time desk clock with alarm and calendar. To be sold without reserve

C. Two-body, gilt-brass, circular inclined, the bezel with day and night ring with 24-hour numerals, revolving world time ring engraved with the names of 66 world cities and countries. D. Brushed silvered with applied gilt conical indexes and baton quarter-hour indexes, aperture for the date. Gilt circle and baton hands. M. 22???, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance spring, index regulator. Dial and movement signed. Diam. 11.2 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 1,000 - 2000

USD 900 - 1800

EUR 700 - 1400

Sold: CHF 2,400

LOT 100

Important Watches Geneva, Mar 20, 2010

Cartier Pendulette Pasha Cartier, No. 8913 01590. Sold on December 2nd, 1991. Fine, quartz "Pasha de Cartier", two time zone, centerseconds desk clock with day and date calendar and moon phase. Accompanied by fitted Cartier box, certificate and instruction booklet.

C. Gilt brass, in the form of a Pasha watch with blue lacquered detail, concave bezel with blue baton hour indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals, cabochon sapphire-set buttons in the base for setting all functions. D. Frosted silver with applied luminous dot hour indexes, outer minute track, subsidiary dials for the date, days of the week and the second time zone, aperture for the moon phases. Luminous blued steel lozenge hands. M. Quartz standardization. Diam. 11 cm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,200 - 2200

USD 1,100 - 2000

EUR 800 - 1500

Sold: CHF 1,920