564 lots

LOT 1

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Klein ? Automobile Vanty Set with Watch Retailed by Klein, 38 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris. Made circa 1920. Fine and rare, silver-gilt, glass, mahogany and leather vanity set for a motor car set with a keyless watch. To be sold without reserve

C. Serpentine with flat back and two brackets for mounting, silver gilt edge, maker?s mark EM, containing five cut glass bottles with silver-gilt lids, bevelled mirror with silver gilt frame, the front set with a watch. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Black spade hands. M. Frosted gilt, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Back of mirror stamped Klein. Dim. 23.5 x 14.5 x 8.5 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 3000

USD 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,500 - 2300

Sold: CHF 2,125

LOT 2

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

French Automobile Vanty Set with Watch French, probably Paris. Made circa 1925. Fine and rare, silver, enamel, glass and crocodile vanity set for a motor car set with a keyless watch. To be sold without reserve

C. Angled rectangular with flat back and two brackets for mounting, silver edge, maker?s mark JM, containing a cut glass perfume bottle with silver and enamel lids decorated in imitaion of lapis lazuli, two jars to match, bevelled mirror with silver and enamel frame, the front set with a watch with octagonal bezel. D. Champagne with black radial Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions. Blued steel spade hands. M. Frosted gilt, straight-line lever escapement, uncut balance, flat balance spring, index regulator. Dim. 21.5 x 6.5 x 7.3 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 3000

USD 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,500 - 2300

Sold: CHF 2,250

LOT 3

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Silver Desk Compenium Swiss, retailed by Spaulding & Co., (Chicago). Made circa 1915. Fine and rare, silver, parallelogram-shaped desk compendium with keyless 8-day going clock, barometer, triple date calendar, thermometers for Centigrade and Farenheit and compass. To be sold without reserve

C. Three-body, parallelogram-shaped, polished, curved bezels for the clock and barometer dials, two hinged doors at the back, one set with two thermometers with engraved scales for Centigrade and Farenheit, the other with manual triple-date calendar, compass set in the top, hinged triangular handle. D. Champagne with painted radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Blued steel spade hands. M. Frosted gilt, large ratcheted barrel on the backplate in the manner of Jacot-Bovy for the mainspring with folding winder, straight-line lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, flat balance spring, index regulator. Dim. 11.4 x 6.6 x 6.8 cm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

USD 3,000 - 5000

EUR 2,300 - 4000

Sold: CHF 2,750

LOT 4

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Didisheim Goldshmidt - Le Jongleur Didisheim Goldshmidt, Fils & Cie., Swiss, ?Le Jongleur?, No. 58247. Made circa 1920. Fine and unusual digital automaton table timepiece. To be sold without reserve

C. Gilt bronze framed painting, silvered gallery with cast formal decoration, malachite side pieces, standing on a rectangular yellow marble base. D. Featuring a seated Chinese figure juggling with a playing card in one hand and an egg in the other, disclosing the apertures for the digital hours and minutes when depressing the button at the top. M. 19???, brass three-quarter plate with going barrel, 2 jewels, pin pallet Roskopf escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, blued steel flat balance spring. Case and movement signed. Dim. 105 x 75 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

USD 1,000 - 2000

EUR 800 - 1600

Sold: CHF 1,625

LOT 5

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Longines ? 36-Hour Marine Lever Chronometer Longines, "Chronometer", retailed by A. Wittnauer Co., New York, movement No. 3970615. Made circa 1945. Fine, mahogany-cased, 36-hour going, keyless, marine lever chronometer with power reserve indication.

C. Two-tier mahogany box, gimballed and weighted brass case, threaded glazed bezel with reeded edge. D. Matte silver, Arabic hour numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock with Arabic 10-second numerals, power reserve indication below 12. Blued steel spade and lozenge hands. M. Cal. 21.29, 19???, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, patented cam-type micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim: bowl 69 mm diam., box 11.5 x 11.5 x 8.5 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 3000

USD 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,500 - 2300

LOT 6

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Cupid & Psyche French, the bronze in the manner of Pierre Philippe Thomire (1751-1843). Made circa 1850. Very fine and impressive, Empire-style, bronze and yellow marble, 8-day going, hour and half-hour striking mantel clock.

C. Yellow veined marble clock case with arch-top, hinged palmette cast bezel, the fine bronze figures of Cupid & Psyche enbracing above, the front with applied bronze perfume-burner mount, rectangular marble base with applied swag and lamp mount, raised on paw feet. D. Gilt engine-turned with painted radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Circular gilt-brass, going barrels for both trains, anchor escapement, silk suspension, outside countwheel striking on a bell. Dial indistinctly signed "Gal?.. No. 93". Dim. 71 x 48 x 19 cm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 5,000 - 8000

USD 5,000 - 8000

EUR 4,000 - 6200

Sold: CHF 7,500

LOT 7

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Cleret ? The Golden Harbor Musical Automaton Clock A. Cleret à Paris, No. 7869. Made circa 1840. Very fine and rare, musical, gilt-bronze, bronze and inlaid rosewood, 8-day going, hour and half-hour striking table clock with rocking ship automaton and playing six tunes in sequence at will. Accompanied by a glass shade.

C. Gilt-bronze in the form of a rocky outcrop above a harbour surmounted and flanked by fortifications and buildings, bronze palm tree and two cannons to the side, the harbor walls above rocky outcrop, fabric "sea" where the ship rides the waves driven by a separate movement to the music, polished rosewood base containing the musical movement inlaid with mythical sea monsters and buildings, pull-levers to start the automaton and the music. D. Silvered with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Steel Breguet hands. M. 80 mm., gilt brass, going barrels for both trains, anchor escapement, silk suspension, brass bob pendulum with steel rod, outside countwheel striking on a bell. Musical Movement: large brass pinned cylinder playing with 82 tuned steel teeth on a single comb, massive spring barrel, fly governor. Independent automaton movement mounted above with large going barrel, three-wheel train and fly governor. Clock movement signed A. Cleret, Paris. Automation movement inscribed "Breveté Pidaine Aine". Dim. 56 x 42 x 25.5 cm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 12,000 - 18000

USD 12,000 - 18000

EUR 9,000 - 14000

LOT 8

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Tiffany & Co. Gold Travel Clock Tiffany & Co., the movement by Concord Watch Co., Swiss. Made circa 1915. Fine, 14K yellow gold, 8-day going, folding travel clock.

C. Six-body, polished, folding case, the cover engraved with a coat of arms and monogram "Labore et Perseverentia", flat bezel. Hinged gilt metal cuvette. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Luminous blued steel skeleton hands. M. 19???, rhodium plated, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial and case signed Tiffany & Co., movement signed Concord Watch Co. Dim. 7.5 x 6.5 cm.

Grading System: A

CHF 4,000 - 5200

USD 4,000 - 5200

EUR 3,000 - 4000

LOT 9

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Omega Art Deco Clock Omega, "8-Days", Swiss, movement No. 6752433, case No. 7549283. Made circa 1925. Fine and rare, 8-day going, chromed, enamel and green onyx Art Deco desk clock.

C. Pylon-form decorated with green and black champleve enamel, stepped rectangular green onyx base. D. Two-tone silver and pink gilt with Art-Deco Arabic numerals, outer minute track, brushed pink gilt center. Black Art Deco half-skeleton hands. M. Cal. 59-8D, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with 3 adjustments, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial and movement signed. Dim. 19.5 x 27 x 7 cm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 4,000 - 5200

USD 4,000 - 5200

EUR 3,000 - 4000

LOT 10

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

The Singing Blackbird Attributed to Blaise Bontems, Paris, circa 1860. Extremely rare and spectacular singing automaton blackbird turning its head, flapping its wings, and opening its beak as it sings.

C. Superbly made and feathered to resemble a real blackbird, body formed of a brass shell, blackened brass legs, glass eyes and real beak. M. Shaped, brass, going barrel, cams controlling the song and the bird's movements, rectangular bellows mounted in the tail, piston below. Dim. Length 16 cm, height 12.5 cm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

USD 20,000 - 30000

EUR 15,000 - 23000

LOT 11

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Elem ? Art-Deco Platinum, Diamond & Sapphire Ring Watch Elem Watch Co., Swiss. Made in the 1920s. Fine and very elegant, platinum, diamond and sapphire-set Art Deco ring watch with concealed winder. To be sold without reserve

C. Two-body, engraved case band with foliage, hinged bezel set with diamonds and sapphires, diamond-set shoulders, the right hand side concealing the winder. D. Matte silver, diamond-shaped, black painted Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel lozenge hands. M. Cal. 6"', rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, 4 adjustments, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dim. 23.5 x 13 mm. Thickness 7 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

USD 3,000 - 5000

EUR 2,300 - 4000

Sold: CHF 3,000

LOT 12

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Luxus ? The Dragonfly Ring Watch Luxus, Swiss, No. 145429. Made circa 1925. Fine, rare and elegant, Art Deco platinum, sapphire and diamond-set articulated ring-watch.

C. Two-body, hinged bezel, on the sides, two hinged grips in the form of dragonflies with sapphire-set eyes and wings and set with diamonds, their articulated tails forming the shank, engraved band, the bezel set with sapphires and diamonds. D. Matte silver with painted radial Arabic numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 5 ½???, oval, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel flat balance-spring, index regulator. Dial signed. Dim. 22 x 23 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 4,000 - 6000

USD 4,000 - 6000

EUR 3,000 - 4600

LOT 13

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Swiss ? Yellow Gold, Enamel & Diamond Ring Watch Swiss. Made circa 1910. Fine and elegant, 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set ring watch.

C. Three-body, polished, beaded band, the bezel overlaid with translucent red guilloche enamel and set with 18 diamonds, lotus-form shoulders enameled to match the bezel. D. White enamel with radial blue Roman numerals and red 12, outer gold dot minute indexes. Gold spade hands. M. 6???, matte gilt, 10 jewels, cylinder escapement, gilt three-arm balance, flat balance spring, index regulator. Diam. 16 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 4,000 - 6000

USD 4,000 - 6000

EUR 3,000 - 4600

LOT 14

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

The Queen?s Guard. D. S. & S., English, Swiss movement. The case with London hallmarks for 1952-53. Fine and rare, 18K two-tone gold, ruby and diamond-set brooch fitted with a watch, made especially to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of England. To be sold without reserve

C. Three-body, the top representing a Lifeguard of the Blues and Royals standing and holding a trumpet against a white gold sentry box, his helmet set with rubies, his sash and glove with diamonds, watch below, spring-loaded and hinged, front cover in the form of a trumpet banner engraved "ER II" surmounted by the royal crown. D. Silvered, dot indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals. Blued steel Alpha hands. M. 15.5 x 12 mm., rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with self-compensating flat balance spring. Punched with maker's mark inside back cover. Dim. 45 x 29 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 3000

USD 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,500 - 2300

Sold: CHF 1,125

LOT 15

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Unsigned, Swiss, ?Art Deco?, case No. 828340. Made in the 1920s. Very fine and elegant, tonneau shaped, platinum, diamond, sapphire lady?s wristwatch.

C. Two-body, solid, decorated band, bezel set with 32 diamonds and 8 saphhires, frosted glass decorated with painted white flowers, wire lugs, snap-on case back. D. Matte silver with painted black radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Blued modern hands. M. 5???, rhodium plated, lateral lever escapement, cut bi-metallic balance, self-compensating blued Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Case numbered. Dim. 16 x 26 mm. Thickness 6 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,800 - 2500

USD 1,800 - 2500

EUR 1,400 - 2000

LOT 16

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Cartier, France, ?Art Deco?, case No. 9985, Ref. 19991. Made in the 1930s. Very fine, rare and elegant, rectangular, 18K white and yellow gold diamond lady?s wristwatch with an 18K pink gold and diamond Cartier deployant clasp.

C. Two-body, solid, brushed and polished, dedicated case back with 4 screws, bezel set with 44 diamonds, straight lugs, diamond-set winding-crown, deployant clasp set with 25 diamonds. D. Matte silver with painted black radial and graduated Roman numerals, inner minute track. Blued epee hands. M. 5???, oval shaped, rhodium plated, 18 jewels, lateral lever escapement, bi-metallic balance, self-compensating blued Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial signed, case numbered, movement signed European Watch & Co. Dim.15 x 25 mm. Thickness 5.5 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

USD 10,000 - 15000

EUR 8,000 - 12000

LOT 17

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Cartier France, "Rectangulaire Or", case No. 88181, entered in the register on May 14, 1945. Very fine and rare, rectangular, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold bracelet à mailles and an 18K pink gold Cartier concealed deployant clasp.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, screws on the band to fix the case back, hooded lugs covering the bracelet attachments, lapidated bezel. D. Matte silver with applied gold Arabic numerals. Yellow gold épée hands. M. Cal. 5 1/2''', signed Jaeger LeCoultre, rhodium-plated, 15 jewels, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, selfcompensating flat balance spring. Dial and movement signed, case numbered. Dim. 14 x 35 mm. Thickness 6.5 mm Approx. overall length 155 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 10000

USD 7,000 - 10000

EUR 5,500 - 8000

LOT 18

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Cartier, ?Disco Volante?, case No. 027957, Ref. 7980. Made in the 1960s. Fine, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Cartier deployant clasp.

C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, lapidated lugs, stepped bezel engraved with Roman numerals, cabochon sapphire winding crown, snap-on back. D. Silver, guilloche. Black steel feuille hands. M. 10???, rhodium-plated, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat steel balance spring, shock absorber, micrometric index regulator. Dial, movement signed. Dim. 32 mm. Thickness 7 mm

Grading System: AA

CHF 4,000 - 6000

USD 4,000 - 6000

EUR 3,000 - 4600

LOT 19

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Cartier Paper Knife Cartier, No. 1686/2000. Made in a limited series of 2000 examples in the 2000s. Very fine, rare, platinum plated paper knife with built-in quartz watch. Accompanied by fitted box and warranty.

C. Two-body, polished ,long blade, polished bezel, protected cabochon sapphire-set winding crown, case back with 8 screws. D. Satiné silver with graduated painted black radial Roman numerals, secret Cartier signature at 6. Blued steel épée hands. M. With quartz standardization. Case and dial signed. Dim. 220 x 28 mm. Thickness 10 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 1,500 - 2500

USD 1,500 - 2500

EUR 1,200 - 2000

Sold: CHF 3,125

LOT 20

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

Cartier Quartz Desk Clock Cartier, No. 2746, Ref. 120144GD. Sold on December 19, 2004. Fine, stainless steel and enamel quartz desk clock with alarm. Accompanied by a Cartier fitted box, guarantee and instruction booklet.

C. Two-body, hump-back, the front overlaid with pink guilloche enamel and set with a pyramidal stud at each corner, polished flat bezel, the back secured by three screws, cabochon-set crowns for setting on the back. D. Matte off-white painted with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, secret Cartier signature at VII. Luminous blued steel epee hands and polished steel alarm setting hand. M. With quartz standardization. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 82 x 68 x 22 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 4000

USD 2,000 - 4000

EUR 1,500 - 3000