319 lots

LOT 181

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

GIRARD PERREGAUX REF. 99741 OPERA TWO CARILLON MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL CALENDAR TOURBILLON PINK GOLD Girard-Perregaux, "Opera Two, Tourbillon, Westminster Minute Repeater, Perpetual Calendar," No. 20, Ref. 99741. Made circa 2012. Extremely fine, rare and important, minute-repeating 18k pink gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator under three bridges, perpetual calendar with leap year indication and an 18K pink gold Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp. Accompanied by a large wooden box, blank warranty card, certificate of authenticity/ instructions.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, straight and curved lugs, transparent case back with 6 screws, sapphire crystals. Black with applied white gold dart indexes, outer minute track, subsidiary silver ring dials for the date at 3, day of the month at 9, months and the leap year indication at 12, aperture for the tourbillon at 6, aperture to view the gongs between 8 and 10. White gold faceted dauphine hands. Cal. GP 9897, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 37 jewels, lateral lever escapement, one-minute tourbillon regulator, tourbillon carriage of the type designed by Ernest Guinand with A-shaped frame, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, repeating on gongs with 4 hammers by activating slide on the band.

Grading System: CHECK

CHF 120,000 - 180000

HKD 965,000 - 1500000

USD 124,000 - 187000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 42 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.

LOT 182

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

BREGUET REF. 3787 PERPETUAL CALENDAR YELLOW GOLD Breguet, "Classique- Perpetual Calendar, Retrograde Date", movement No. 5283, No. 4722, Ref. 3787. Made circa 2000. Very fine and rare, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, retrograde date, age and phases of the moon, leap year indications, two barrels and an 18K yellow gold Breguet buckle. Accompanied by a Breguet box.

Three-body, solid, polished, coin-edge band with correctors, straight lugs, transparent case back, screwed gold bars, sapphire crystals. Hand-guilloché silver with painted radial Roman numerals on a plain reserve, sector between 3 and 9 for the retrograde days of the month, sector for the age of the moon, apertures for the days of the week, the months, the leap year and the moon phases, secret signature flanking 12. Blued steel Breguet hands, serpentine hand for the date. Cal. 591, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 15,000 - 20000

HKD 120,000 - 160000

USD 16,000 - 21000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm.

LOT 183

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

AUDEMARS PIGUET MILLENARY QUANTIEME PERPETUEL YELLOW GOLD Audemars Piguet, "Millenary Quantième Perpetuel, Automatique", No. 076, case No. D 73 627. Made circa 2003. Very fine, horizontal oval, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, leap year indicator, 52 week indicator, moon phases and an 18K yellow gold Audemars Piguet buckle. Accompanied by an Audemars Piguet box.

Three-body, polished and brushed, straight curved lugs, correctors on the band, crown set with cabochon sapphire, case back with 6 screws. Matte white with applied yellow gold baton and dot indexes, outer minute track, outermost 52 week indication, subsidiary dials for the months, leap year, day and date, aperture for the moon phases. Blued steel cathedrale hands, yellow gold hand with an arrow for the weeks indication. Cal. 2120/4, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 38 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax type balance, adjusted to heat, cold and isochronism and five positions, self-compensating free-sprung fl at balance spring, shock absorber, 21K gold rotor segment.

Grading System: AA

CHF 13,000 - 18000

HKD 104,000 - 145000

USD 13,500 - 19000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 39 x 35 mm. THICKNESS 8.5 mm.

LOT 187

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

PANERAI REF. PAM 348 "LO SCIENZIATO" RADIOMIR TOURBILLON GMT CERAMICA Officine Panerai, Firenze 1860, No. M 23 / 30, OP6809, case No. BB 1454822. Made in a unique edition of 30 units in 2010. Very fine and extremely rare, large, cushion-shaped, two time zone, water resistant, skeletonized ceramic wristwatch with one minute dual axis tourbillon, three barrels, 6 day power reserve indicator, 24-hour indication and a black coating stainless steel Panerai double deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original box, certificate, international guarantee certificate, booklet (Lo Scienziato 2010, Tribute to Galileo Galilei 2011 and Panerai catalog 2010.

Three-body, brushed black ceramic, transparent screw-down titanium coated case back, screw-down winding crown, wire lugs secured by four screws, concave bezel, sapphire crystal. Transparent with luminous Arabic and baton indexes chapter ling, subsidiary dials for the seconds at 9, for the AM & PM indication at 6, at 11 aperture for the visible tourbillion regulator. Luminous black baton hands. Cal. P 2005/S, 31 jewels, three barrels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, 28,800 vibrations per hour, self compensating flat balance spring, the tourbillion cage rotates on an axis parallel to the base of the movement at right angles to the axis of oscillation of the balance, the cage makes two rotations per minute, 6-day power reserve indication on the plate.

Grading System: CHECK

CHF 60,000 - 80000

HKD 480,000 - 640000

USD 62,000 - 83000

Sold: CHF 75,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 48 x 48 mm. THICKNESS 18.5 mm.

LOT 188

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

Sold: CHF 6,250

DIAM. 44 mm. A watch with similar case decoration is illustrated in The World of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Lambelet/ Coen, 1992, p. 210.

LOT 189

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

Grading System: A

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 3,750

DIM. HEIGHT 45 mm. BASE 29.5 x 23 mm.

LOT 190

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

Sold: CHF 3,750

DIM. HEIGHT 45 mm. BASE 29.5 x 23 mm.

LOT 191

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

Sold: CHF 3,500

DIAM. 55 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 192

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

TRIPLE CALENDAR & MOON PHASE WATCH Swiss, case No. 11705. Made circa 1900. Fine, large, gun-metal keyless pocket watch with triple-date calendar and moon phases.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, bassine et filets. Hinged gun-metal cuvette. White enamel with bold radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with Arabic five-minute numerals, subsidiary dials for the date, days of the week, months and seconds, aperture for the moon phases. Gilt Louis XVI hands. 52 mm., rhodium plated, wavy-line decoration, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: A

CHF 200 - 400

HKD 1,600 - 3200

USD 205 - 415

Sold: CHF 563

DIAM. 64 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 193

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

COURTENER "LA FORGE DE CUPIDON" AUTOMATON WATCH YELLOW GOLD Courtener à Strasbourg, Swiss. Made circa 1810. Very fine and rare, quarter-repeating, 18K gold and painted on enamel automaton pocket watch with jacks and separately activated automaton scene with five actions.

Three-body, "Empire", engine-turned, flat band, rope-twist pendant. Small eccentric, white enamel with Breguet numerals, flanked by fine varicolored gold jacks of Ceres standing on a pillar and a putto holding a flaming torch appearing to strike bells when the repeating is activated. Blued steel Breguet hands. The painted on enamel dial plate painted with a country landscape and applied with a fine varicolored gold automaton scene depicting three cherubs busily working at a forge: one is forging arrows for Venus while another sharpens the arrow and the third tends to the fire, activated by a slide concealed beneath the bezel. 41 mm. gilt brass, full plate, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance-spring with regulator on a silvered plate, continental cock, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant. The automaton train with two speed regulators on the backplate. Movement signed.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,200 - 7200

Sold: CHF 37,500

DIAM. 53 mm. This watch is very unusual in having a separate automaton scene activated independently by a slide concealed under the bezel. The striking jacks are activated by the repeating mechanism in the usual way. A watch with similar scene but without jacks was sold by ANTIQUORUM, Geneva, October 13, 2001, lot 597.

LOT 194

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

QUARTER-REPEATING DIANA & APOLLO JACQUEMART AUTOMATON GOLD Swiss, case No. 12857, retailed by Ls. Bergmille à Paris. Made circa 1820. Fine and rare, gold, half skeletonised quarter repeating pocket watch with automaton Jacks of Diana and Apollo.

Three body, Empire, engine-turned with polished bezels, flat band, bolt at 11 to lock the repeating. Hinged and sprung gilt cuvette fitted to the movement ring. Annular white enamel chapter-ring with Arabic numerals, skeletonized with vari-colored gold "jacks" of Diana & Apollo appearing to strike bells when the repeating is activated. Blued steel Breguet hands. GiIt brass full plate, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain 3-arm gilt balance, engraved continental clock, polished under dial repeating work striking with two hammers on two blued steel gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Cuvette signed by the retailer.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 6,000

DIAM. 54 mm.

LOT 195

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON & QUARTER REPEATING WATCH Swiss, case No. 19026. Made circa 1820. Fine and rare, 18K gold quarter-repeating pocket watch with concealed erotic automaton on the dial.

Four-body, Empire, polished, reeded band, bolt at 11 to lock the repeating and at 2 to reveal the erotic scene. Hinged gilt cuvette. Engine-turned gold, radial champlevé Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, aperture below 12 with shutters opening to reveal a couple on a couch, animated by the repeating mechanism. Blued steel Breguet hands. 41 mm., frosted gilt full-plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement brass balance with flat balance spring, continental cock, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Case numbered.

Grading System: AA

CHF 4,000 - 6000

HKD 32,000 - 48000

USD 4,100 - 6200

Sold: CHF 16,250

DIAM. 54 mm.

LOT 196

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

REGNAULT "THE HEART" YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL Regnault à Paris, No. 2329. Made circa 1800. Very fine, rare and unusual, gilt and painted on enamel heart-shaped watch.

Two-body, heart-shaped, foliate-chased borders and band, hinged and sprung bezel with translucent royal blue enamel reserves decorated with painted flowers and gold paillons within white enamel line borders, the back with a finely painted on enamel oval portrait of a young lady within a translucent royal blue enamel border painted with cherubs and flowers and with gold paillon decoration. White enamel with Arabic numerals, dot minute divisions and Arabic fifteen minute numerals, winding aperture at 2. Gold beetle and poker hands. 36 mm., giIt brass full plate, fusee with chain, verge escapement with micrometric potence adjustment, plain 3-arm gilt balance, engraved continental clock, polished steel endplate. Movement signed.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 6,500 - 8500

HKD 52,000 - 68000

USD 6,700 - 8800

DIM. 61 x 51.5 mm. Excluding pendant. A fine and large example of a heart- shaped watch dating from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. The enamel shows no indication of restoration.

LOT 197

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

HENRY CAPT "MUSIQUE D'AMOUR" QUARTER REPEATING MUSICAL WATCH WITH THREE AUTOMATON ACTIONS Henry Capt à Genève, No. 602, retailed by Mignolet, Rue N.ve Des P.its Champs à Paris. Made circa 1810. Extremely fine and equally rare, large, 18K gold and painted on enamel, two-train, quarter-repeating musical watch with musicians and birds automaton scene on the dial plate, playing at will.

Three-body, "Empire", maker's mark ID, polished back and bezel, reeded band with button at 5 o'clock for activation of the music and automaton. Hinged gilt cuvette engraved with a musical score and the retailer's details, apertures for winding and hand-setting. Small eccentric gold, engine turned and engraved, Breguet numerals on a plain reserve, outer dot minute divisions. Steel Breguet hands. The gold dial plate finely painted on enamel with a scene of a landscape with a classical fountain, the foreground applied with a varicolored gold chased automaton scene of a seated gentleman playing the mandolin and a seated lady playing the lyre, to the side two birds in an arbor, one moving towards the other with the music. Gilt brass full plate, finely foliate engraved, double train movement with cylindrical pillars, going barrel and cylinder escapement, plain gold three-arm balance, flat balance spring, small pierced and chased gilt brass clock with jeweled end-piece, Maltese cross stopwork, silver regulation dial, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant,. Musical train with pinned-barrel and eight blued steel tuned blades mounted in two stacks of four set between the plates.

Grading System:

CHF 35,000 - 55000

HKD 280,000 - 440000

USD 36,000 - 57000

Sold: CHF 43,750

Signed "Hy. Capt à Genève" on the movement ring, case and movement numbered 602. DIAM. 59 mm. This watch is the work of the exceptional Genevan watchmaker HENRY CAPT and is one of the few known watches by him to be fully signed (on the movement ring). It exhibits several unusual technical features; the musical movement is enclosed between the plates with two stacks of tuned blades and a pinned barrel instead of the more usual sur-plateau type. This technically challenging arrangement allows the automaton to operate unhindered and gives a more pleasing musical sound. The automaton is of higher specification than most with three animations on the dial instead of the usual two. The arm of each musician moves and a charming scene of two billing doves in an arbor, one dove appears when the music starts and disappears at the end of the tune. LITERATURE A very similar watch formerly in the B. Franck Collection, Paris, is illustrated in Le Monde des Automates, Chapuis & Gélis, 1984 ed., fig. 305. HENRY-DANIEL CAPT Born in Chenit in 1773, he married HENRIETTE PIGUET. He specialized in the production of complicated watches, musical watches and automaton watches. Among the first in Geneva to use the musical mechanism with pinned cylinder and tuned teeth comb, he was famous for his snuffboxes with music and automaton scenes. From Ventôse 16, An X (March 7, 1802), to 1811, he formed a partnership with Daniel Isaac Piguet, who was from the same village as he. Their signature was Piguet & Capt. In 1811, when Piguet broke off to join Meylan in a new partnership, Henry-Daniel Capt continued to work on his own until, in 1830, he went into partnership with Aubert and son, Place Bel-Air. Their signature was AUBERT & CAPT. They were among the first Genevan makers to produce watches with chronograph. In 1844 the workshop was at 108, rue Neuve in Geneva. It was then managed by Capt's son, Henry Capt Jr. After a short time it moved to 85, rue de la Fusterie, and in 1851, to 177, rue du Rhône. In 1880, the firm was bought by Gallopin and its name became H. Capt Horloger, Maison Gallopin Successeurs, a trademark registered on November 1, 1880, under the No. 44. This signature was only used for watches retailed in their own store, the watches supplied to other retailers being merely signed Henry Capt. Henri Capt, along with Isaac Piguet and Philippe Meylan, was the foremost maker of small musical automata in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Most of his work is not signed, although he sometimes scratched his name on his movements they are rarely fully signed.

LOT 198

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

FOR THE HOUSE OF HABSBURG-LORRAINE EXCEPTIONAL CHATELAINE & WATCH Retailed by Otterbourg, Paris, case No. 17916. Made for a member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, circa 1850. Exceptionally fine and rare, varicolored gold, silver and painted on enamel, keyless pendant watch with a matching chatelaine, key and fob with lapis-lazuli matrix.

Four-body, bezel with engraved repeated laurel leaf decoration, engine-turned back applied with high-relief chased varicolored gold scrolls and flowers, the center with painted on enamel shield of the Hbsburg-Lorraine arms flanked by silver putti. Hinged gold cuvette. CHATELAINE extremely finely chased with varicolored scrolls and articulated flower swags, the watch support with two silver billing doves, lapis-lazuli seal fob with a silver cherub holding a flower garland, matching key, three silver winged putti above holding the painted on enamel Habsburg-Lorraine arms, surmounted by a jeweled ducal coronet. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and outermost large red Arabic five-minute numerals. Pierced gold hands. 13''', matte gilt, wolf's tooth winding, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, three-arm gilt balance, flat balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 40,000 - 60000

HKD 320,000 - 480000

USD 41,000 - 62000

Sold: CHF 46,250

Dial and cuvette signed. DIAM. 33 mm. Of the very highest quality, a tour de force of the goldsmith's art, the chatelaine in particular is exquisitely made in multicolored gold with individually articulated flower swags and drapery. The ducal coronet and arms of Habsburg-Lorraine are held aloft by three winged cherubs on again superbly chased foliate scrolls and flowers. Although unconfirmed, the most likely owner of this piece was Princess Anna of Saxony, hereditary Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1836-1859) who was the wife of Ferdinand, hereditary Grand Duke of Tuscany. It was perhaps a wedding gift on the occasion of their marriage in 1856.

LOT 199

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

RECENTLY DISCOVERED IMPORTANT BREGUET JUMP HOUR MINUTE REPEATER SOLD TO THE INFANTE OF SPAIN IN 1818 Breguet, No. 3104, "Montre Or à Répétition à Minutes". Sold to Son Altesse L'Infant d'Espagne, Comte de la Moratalla par de Matschado, on April 21st, 1818, for the sum of 2,980 Francs. Very fine and extremely rare, large, minute-repeating, 18K gold pocket watch with jump-hours and Breguet's intermediary hammer repeating.

Four-body, forme quattre baguettes, No. 3566 by Pierre-Benjamin Tavernier, engine-turned "grains d'orge". Hinged gold cuvette. Silver, two-piece, by Tavernier, radial champlevé Roman numerals on a brushed chapter ring, outer minute divisions, outermost Arabic 10-minute numerals in square reserves within an engine-turned border, matte engine- turned center, applied offset large subsidiary seconds ring at 8 fixed by two blued steel screws from the back, secret signatures each side of the XII numeral, secured by a single screw. Blued steel Breguet hands. 22''', gilded brass, full plate, going barrel with separate bridge secured by two blued steel screws, jeweled train, visible inverted cylinder escapement with steel escape wheel, three-arm brass balance mounted on the dial plate, blued steel flat balance spring, pare-chute suspension on the top pivot, index regulator with bimetallic compensation curb controlled via a blued steel index on the back plate with engraved scale, exposed spring for the repeating on two gongs with two hammers, each with intermediate fixed hammer, centrifugal governor, activated by a pull-and-twist piston in the pendant.

Grading System:

CHF 50,000 - 100000

HKD 400,000 - 800000

USD 52,000 - 104000

Sold: CHF 195,750

Dial and cuvette signed, cuvette, reverse of dial and movement numbered 3104, case numbered 3566 and punched with Tavernier's mark. DIAM. 62.5 mm. Property of a Distinguished European Family THE DIAL The silver dial is of the "two- piece" type whereby the subsidiary seconds ring is made as a separate part and secured to the main dial by two blued steel screws from the reverse. The 10-minute divisions in square reserves is an unusual feature. It is made by the same maker as the case, PIERRE-BENJAMIN TAVERNIER and is punched with his mark and bears the watch's number 3104. Newly discovered after remaining in the same family for over 140 years, watch NO. 3104 is one of BREGUET's very rare minute-repeating watches amply demonstrating his mechanical ingenuity with repeating work. It is also of large-size and has survived in very good condition. The Breguet archive confirms that this watch was sold to L'INFANT OF SPAIN, COMTE DE LA MORATALLA and MATSCHADO on 21st April, 1818 for the large sum of 2,980 Francs. "Infante" is the title and rank given in the kingdoms of Spain to the sons and daughters (infantas) of the king, sometimes with the exception of the heir apparent to the throne who usually bears a unique princely or ducal title. INFANTE FRANCISCO DE PAULA OF SPAIN (10 March 1794 - 13 August 1865) The youngest son of CHARLES IV and MARIA LUISA OF PARMA. He was a brother of FERDINAND VII, as well as uncle and father-in-law of ISABELLA II. His education at the Spanish court was derailed by the NAPOLEONIC intervention in Spain. The departure of the fourteen-year-old Infante to exile in May 1808 provoked a popular uprising that was violently suppressed by French troops. For the next ten years, Infante Francisco de Paula lived in exile with his parents, first in Marseille and later in Rome. Infante Francisco de Paula returned to Spain in 1818, being called by his eldest brother, King Ferdinand VII, who showered him with honors and privileges. Interested in artistic pursuits, Francisco was an amateur singer and painter. In 1819, he married his niece, Princess LUISA CARLOTTA of Naples and Sicily, the eldest daughter of his older sister MARIA ISABELLA. The couple had eleven children and were very active in political affairs. Luisa Carlotta was instrumental in securing the succession for their niece, Queen Isabella II. As father-in-law to his niece the Queen, Infante Francisco de Paula occupied a prominent position at court during Isabella II's reign. THE REPEATING WORK The construction used for the hammers to strike the gongs in this watch is BREGUET's most sophisticated, when the repeating is activated neither hammer makes direct contact with the coiled gong. Placed between each hammer and gong is an intermediary solid hammer fixed to the plate by screws, the primary hammers in fact make contact with the fixed hammers which in turn strike the gongs. This system was developed by MICHEL WEBER, Breguet's chief craftsman in June 1793 and was intended to improve the sound of the gong. The intermediate hammer was intended to form a connection between the hammer and the gong so that the main hammer would strike against the intermediate hammer to deliver the impulse to the gong no matter what spring tension the main hammer was under therefore the sound would be undistorted. Breguet said "we will equip all our best watches with this system in future". See: THOMAS ENGEL, A.L. Breguet, Watchmaker to Kings, 1994, p. 46. For a full description of Breguet's minute-repeating mechanism. See: GEORGE DANIELS, The Art of Breguet, 1975, p. 341-342. Of the small number of BREGUET minute-repeating watches known, the majority are from the perpetuelle series, after 1810 almost all his other repeating watches are either quarter or half-quarter repeating. NO. 3104 is one of the only examples known of a minute-repeater by Breguet without additional complications. In studying watch No. 3104 it is evident that the style and design of the movement layout from the back is developed from Breguet's early minute repeating movements of 1795-1800 with full plate, separate bridge for the barrel and visible escape wheel. In fact some of those early movements were mothballed at the time and not sold until much later, however, No. 3104 has Breguet's fully developed minute repeating system quite different to the chain and pulley system used in his early repeating watches. A feature found in a number of Breguet's repeaters is the jump hour. The hand stands stationary until about three minutes to the hour when it begins to move. By the time it is half way to the next hour the minute hand will be at the hour and the hour hand will jump the remaining distance to the hour. Mechanically this works because the usual motion work for the hands is dispensed with and the hour hand is mounted on a wheel geared directly to another wheel on the hour snail star wheel. Because the hour hand is driven from it the hand jumps with the star wheel to each successive hour.

LOT 200

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

HAAS JEUNE SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH & MINUTE RPEATING WATCH WITH 8 COMPLICATIONS B. Haas Jeune, Genève - Paris, Chronometre, No. 1355. Made circa 1900. Very fine and very rare, large 18K pink gold, keyless, minute-repeating, pocket watch with triple date calendar, moon phases and split-seconds chronograph with 30-minute register.

Five-body, "bassine et filets", polished, buttons in the band for the start/ stop and return-to-zero and the split-seconds functions of the chronograph. Hinged gold cuvette engraved "Exposition de Moscou 1891" with engine- turned border, hinged gold-rimmed glazed cover to view the movement. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, outermost 1/5th seconds track calibrated from 0-300, four subsidiary dials for the days of the week, date, months concentric with 30-minute register with red numerals, subsidiary seconds, moon phase aperture with luner calendar on the edge. Gold Louis XV hands. Cal. 21''', rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 36 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance-spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide in the band. Cuvette signed, case numbered.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 15,000 - 20000

HKD 120,000 - 160000

USD 16,000 - 21000

Sold: CHF 27,500

DIAM. 61 mm. THE EIGHT COMPLICATIONS ? Minute-repeating ? Chronograph ? Split-seconds ? 30-minute register ? Date ? Days of the week ? Months ? Moon phases & lunar calendar