478 lots

LOT 201

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN 5 MINUTE REPEATER POCKET WATCH PINK GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Copenhagen No. 12920/16585/14260, Swiss. Made in 1873. Fine and rare, five-minute repeating, 18K pink gold, keyless pocket watch with Jurgensen's patented bow hand-setting mechanism. Accompanied by the copy of the Jules Jurgensen archive in the amount of CHF 778.80

Three-body, "bassine", polished, Jules Jurgensen, hand setting device by means of the folding bow, patented on 15 January 1867, glazed cover for the movement. Enamel with painted Roman indexes, outer minute track. Black steel hands. 20''', nickel plated, calibrated straightline lever escapement, upper pivots of escape wheel and lever fork with gold-jewel chatons, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold timing screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring with terminal curve, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide in the band. Movement signed.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 5,250

DIAM. 51 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm.

LOT 202

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN HUNTING CASED POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 41/21423. Made circa 1867. Very fine 18K yellow gold keyless pocket watch with Jûrgensen's patent bow hand setting, patented in 1867. Accompanied by a copy of the Jules Jurgensen extract confirming its cost of CHF 486.85

Four-body, "bassine", polished, engine turned front and back, Jürgensen's patented bow hand setting, hinged gold for the movement White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 14''', 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the center bridge.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,600 - 2600

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 50 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.

LOT 203

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN LARGE HUNTING CASED POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 12983. Made circa 1872. Very fine 18K yellow gold keyless pocket watch with Jûrgensen's patent bow hand setting, patented in 1867. Accompanied by a copy of the Jules Jurgensen extract confirming its cost of CHF 623.85

Four-body, "bassine", polished, Jürgensen's patented bow hand setting, hinged gold for the movement White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 14''', 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the center bridge.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4200

Sold: CHF 3,250

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 55 mm. THICKNESS 16 mm.

LOT 204

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN OPENFACE POCKET WATCH PINK GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 14522. Made circa 1882. Very fine 18K pink gold keyless pocket watch with Jûrgensen's patent bow hand setting, patented in 1867. Accompanied by a copy of the Jurgensen archive in the amout of CHF 479.90.

Four-body, "bassine", polished, Jürgensen's patented bow hand setting, glazed caseback over movement. White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 42 mm. 15 jewels, main with gold screwed chatons, straight-line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the center bridge.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4200

Sold: CHF 3,000

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 50 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 301.

LOT 205

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN INDEPENDANT CENTER-SECONDS FOUDROYANTE WITH "SECRET MECHANISM" YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 9969/40245. Made in 1865. Very fine, rare and early independent center-seconds 18K yellow gold keyless pocket watch with foudroyante. Accompanied by a copy of the Jurgensen archive in the amout of CHF 669.18.

Four-body, "bassine", polished, reeded band, engine turned caseback, secret button in the band for start/stop mechanism of the foudroyante.. White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 19''', 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator, special lever for time setting within the border.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 5,250

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 51.5 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 234.

LOT 206

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN MID-SIZE HUNTING CASED YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 11683. Made circa 1870. Very fine 18K yellow gold keyless pocket watch with Jûrgensen's patent bow hand setting, patented in 1867.

Four-body, "bassine", polished, Jürgensen's patented bow hand setting, hinged gold for the movement White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 14''', 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the center bridge.

Grading System: A

CHF 1,200 - 2200

HKD 10,000 - 18000

USD 1,300 - 2300

Sold: CHF 2,250

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 42 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm.

LOT 207

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN HUNTING-CASED YELLOW GOLD Jules Jurgensen, Copenhagen, made in Switzerland, No. 10417. Made in 1880. Very fine, 18K yellow gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", engine-turned front and back, hinged gold cuvette. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. 42mm. rhodium plated, counterpoised straight line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on center bridge.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4200

Sold: CHF 2,375

Case, dial and movement signed. DIAM. 50 mm. THICKNESS 18 mm.

LOT 208

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN LARGE HUNTING CASED YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 13534. Made circa 1870. Very fine 18K yellow gold keyless pocket watch with Jûrgensen's patent bow hand setting, patented in 1867.

Four-body, "bassine", polished, Jürgensen's patented bow hand setting, hinged gold for the movement White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 14''', 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the center bridge.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4200

Sold: CHF 2,375

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 52 mm. THICKNESS 16 mm.

LOT 209

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN HUNTING CASED POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 6433. Made circa 1850. Very fine 18K yellow gold key-wound pocket watch

Four-body, "bassine", polished, engine turned front and back, hinged gold cover for the movement White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 14''', 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the center bridge.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,600 - 2600

Sold: CHF 2,250

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 51.5 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 227.

LOT 210

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN HUNTING CASED POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 6606. Made circa 1860. Very fine 18K yellow gold key-wound pocket watch

Four-body, "bassine", polished, engine turned front and back, hinged gold cover for the movement White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 14''', 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the center bridge.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4200

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 51.5 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 222.

LOT 211

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN DETENT ESCAPEMENT POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Copenhagen, Swiss, No. 7608/1004. Made circa 1854. Very fine 18K yellow gold key-wound pocket watch with detent escapement.

Three-body, "bassine", polished,, gold hinged cuvette for the movement White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 44mm. frosted gilt, 15 jewels, detent escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the bridge.

Grading System: A

CHF 4,000 - 6000

HKD 32,000 - 48000

USD 4,200 - 6300

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 53 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 225.

LOT 212

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN HUNTING CASED POCKET WATCH YELLOW GOLD Jules Jürgensen, Swiss, No. 6886/16176. Made circa 1851. Very fine 18K yellow gold key-wound pocket watch.

Four-body, "bassine", polished, reeded band, hand engraved front and back covers White enamel with black radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. 44mm. 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with elongated fork, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold timing screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, large index regulator with engraved scale on the center bridge.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4200

Case, dial, and movement signed. DIAM. 53 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 224.

LOT 213

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN, LARGE MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE ET PETITE SONNERIE CLOCKWATCH YELLOW GOLD Jules Jurgsensen, Copenhagen, made in Switzerland, No. 8401. Made in 1868. Very fine,rare and large two train, minute-repeating, grande et petite sonnerie clockwatch 18K yellow gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch with Jurgensen's patented bow hand-setting mechanism.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", polished, glazed aperture for movement (glass missing). White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. 20''', two-train, rhodium plated, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,400 - 16000

Sold: CHF 25,000

Case, dial and movement signed. DIAM. 54 mm. THICKNESS 18 mm.

LOT 214

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN MINUTE-REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR & CHRONOGRAPH PINK GOLD Jules Jurgensen., Copenhagen, No. 14047. Made circa 1875. Extremely fine and equally rare, massive and heavy, 18K pink gold, minute-repeating, hunting-cased pocket watch with perpetual calendar, chronograph, instantaneous 30-minute register and moon phases. Accompanied by the copy of the Jules Jurgensen archive.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", polished band, polished covers, the front cover with engraved monogram ,button at 12 for the start/ stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track concentric with fifths of a second divisions, subsidiary dials for the days of the week, date, months of the four-year cycle , aperture for the moon phases with lunar calendar combined with seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. 20```, matte gilt three-quarter-plate, 23 jewels, lateral lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Case and cuvette signed, case numbered.

Grading System:

CHF 25,000 - 45000

HKD 200,000 - 360000

USD 26,000 - 47000

Sold: CHF 87,500

DIAM. 67mm. THICKNESS 22 mm. Part of the MICHEL SIMON collection sold by ANTIQUORUM in January 1977 (Lot 214) this impressive perpetual calendar minute repeating chronograph is one of the largest ever produced by the firm. Weighing an amazing 264 gramms, it is interesting to note that according to the archives it was ordered by the CONSULATE OF THE UNITED STATES in BASEL in the amount of CHF 2316.30.

LOT 215

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN LARGE MINUTE-REPEATING YELLOW GOLD Jules Jurgsensen, Copenhagen, made in Switzerland, No. 12761. Made in 1872. Very fine,rare and large minute-repeating 18K yellow gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch with Jurgensen's patented bow hand-setting mechanism.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", engine-turned caseback, hinged gold cuvette. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. 20''', rhodium plated, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,300 - 9400

Sold: CHF 11,250

Case and movement signed. DIAM. 54 mm. THICKNESS 18 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 273.

LOT 216

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN FIVE-MINUTE REPEATING PINK GOLD Jules Jurgsensen, Copenhagen, made in Switzerland, No. 14471. Made in 1882. Very fine,rare five-minute-repeating 18K pink gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch with Jurgensen's patented bow hand-setting mechanism.

Four-body, "bassine et filets". Glazed cover for the movement. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. 20''', rhodium plated, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,300 - 9400

Case, dial and movement signed. DIAM. 51 mm. THICKNESS 16 mm.

LOT 217

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

URBAN JURGENSEN DECK CHRONOMETER Urban Jürgensen, No. 56. Made circa 1812. Exceptionally fine and rare large silver free-sprung deck Chronometer with helical gold balance spring, and regulator dial in original three-tier fitted mahogany box.

Four-body, "Consular", with hinged silver cuvette, polished, back with winding aperture.Box: three-tier, four sided spring mounted bowl, lock in front. White enamel, radial Roman hour chapter at 10 o'clock, symmetrically to the right minute chapter with fifteen-minute Arabic markers, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "spade and poker" hands. 55.8 mm.(24'''), gilt brass half plate, slightly conical pillars, fusee and chain with Harrison's maintaining power, Arnold spring detent Chronometer escapement, two-arm cut compensation balance with sliding wedge temperature adjustment weights and mean-time/poising screws, gold helical balance spring with terminal curves, jeweled to the third wheel, diamond endstone on the balance staff, large motion train between hour and minute subsidiary dials.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 50,000 - 70000

HKD 400,000 - 570000

USD 52,000 - 73000

Sold: CHF 62,500

Signed on the dial and the back plate. DIAM. 64 mm. A superbly made watch which exemplifies JÜRGENSEN'S talent. This is the EIGHTH of his famous series of chronometers. The escapement is based on ARNOLD's design. The brass escape wheel has cycloidal impulse faces. The detent is mounted to a gilded brass arm, which has micrometric adjustment, allowing for precision adjustment of the locking stone. Many were later converted to the Earnshaw type, and it is rare to find one which has survived in original condition.John Arnold was the first to use gold balance springs, probably employing them as early as 1779. Both Jürgensen's teacher and future father-in-law, JACQUES FRÉDÉRIC HOURIET and BREGUET, experimented with gold balance springs, but it was URBAN JÜRGENSEN who perfected them and put them to effective use. This would explain the application of the gold balance spring, which Jürgensen used in his best chronometers destined to go to sea. On the occasion of the 1862 Universal Exhibition Messrs. Jürgensen wrote: "the balance spring of gold not only presents the inestimable advantage of not being damaged by rust, but also not being influenced by magnetism. This property appears to be the more important one, with reference to box chronometers (destined for the sea), as the application of iron for shipbuilding is becoming ever more extensive. That the rates of chronometers with golden springs are as good as those with springs of steel is, in our opinion, best proved by the reports of the rates of several chronometers which have been observed on land, in the observatory of the Danish Navy, at Copenhagen, and also on board Danish ships of war".In the same note the Astronomer Royal and Director of the Observatory at Altona was quoted: "A considerable number of chronometers has been executed in Mr. Jürgensen's establishment, which have all proved superiority in their construction. We particularly draw attention to the cylindrical balance springs which are made of gold, and with respect... to alloys, elasticity, and dimensions, are based upon the experience of a great many years".Jürgensen & Sonner was founded in 1773. Following the wishes of his father, Jürgen, who was the founder of the company, Urban Jürgensen trained as a watchmaker in Paris, London, Geneva and Le Locle. It was under his management that the company's pocket watches and precision timekeepers for navigation and astronomy achieved international fame and recognition. Danish KING FREDERICK VI, granted him a Royal Appointment to supply the Court with watches and the Admiralty with chronometers. Their conception, design, the superb manner in which the mechanism is executed, as well as the excellent quality of the steel, soon made Urban Jürgensen's watches highly coveted collector's items.Urban Jürgensen & Sonner Copenhagen continues to produce complicated, classically-styled watches, individually, or in very small series. Provenance: Dr. Crott & Schmelzer Auktion XIII, October 1979, Lot 150. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 114.

LOT 218

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

URBAN JURGENSEN "FECIT" MARINE CHRONOMETER Urban Jurgensen, Kjobenhavn, Fecit, No. 44. Made circa 1830. Fine and extremely rare, marine chronometer.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three body mahogany deck-watch type box. Spring mounted Brass bowl with screwed bezel, pocket watch mounted within a brass frame allowing for winding from the opening in the bowl. Enamel with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel breguet hands. 20''', gilt brass 3/4 plate, with cylindrical pillars secured by pins, fusee with chain and maintaining power, the barrel passing through the back plate, and secured by a bridge, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, three-arm compensation balance with cylindrical weights and timing screws, engraved balance clock, free sprung helical balance spring with terminal curves.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 20000

HKD 80,000 - 160000

USD 10,500 - 21000

Sold: CHF 6,875

Signed on the dial, movement and mahogany box. DIAL DIAM. 47 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 156 and 157. To be sold without reserve

LOT 219

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

LOUIS URBAN JURGENSEN DECK CHRONOMETER WITH POWER RESERVE Louis Urban Jurgensen, Kiobenhann, No. 47. Made circa 1852. Fine and rare, 60 hour going deck Chronometer with power reserve indication.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three body mahogany deck-watch type box. Brass bowl with screwed bezel. Frosted and silvered with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and Up-and- Down scale. Gilt brass "spade " hands. 31''', .....Frosted gilt brass three-quarter plate, with cylindrical pillars secured by screws, fusee with chain and maintaining power, the barrel passing through the back plate, and secured by a bridge, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, two-arm compensation balance with cylindrical weights and timing screws, free sprung helical balance spring with terminal curves.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

HKD 48,000 - 64000

USD 6,300 - 8400

Sold: CHF 6,875

Signed on the dial, movement and mahogany box. DIAL DIAM. 89 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 220

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JULES JURGENSEN LARGE THREE-BRIDGE ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON WITH DETENT ESCAPEMENT REGULATED BY A. PELLATON PINK GOLD Jules Jurgsensen, Copenhagen, made in Switzerland, No. 14168. Made in 1883. Very fine, rare and large 18K pink gold hunting-cased keyless pocket watch with one minute tourbillon and Jurgensen's patented bow hand-setting mechanism. Accompanied by a copy of the Jules Jurgensen archive confirming its sale in the amount of CHF 1297.

Four-body, "bassine et filets". Glazed cover for the movement. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. M. 20''', rhodium plated, White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with five-minute Arabic markers, subsidiary sunk seconds dial. Blued steel fleur de lis hands. 45 mm.(20'''), nickel with three parallel bridges, 19 jewels, Grether 3 type tourbillon with pivoted detent escapement, guillaume balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with amplitude safety device, gold going train including the stationary third wheel.

Grading System:

CHF 40,000 - 60000

HKD 320,000 - 480000

USD 42,000 - 63000

Sold: CHF 47,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 56.5 mm. This watch is illustrated in The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 286. There are 3 known examples of this tourbillon made. The preceeding number 14167, was made and shown at the PARIS UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION in 1889. On the copy of the invoice supplied by the customer, the number of this watch 14168, was hand written and one can assume that both watches were made to exactly the same specification and most probably was also regulated by the famous A. PELLATION. This watch is illustrated in Le Tourbillon by Reinhard Meis, p. 197.