478 lots

LOT 121

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 3806 CELLINI YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Geneve, "Cellini", case No. 4300656, Ref. 3806. Made in 1976. Fine, thin, horizontal oval, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Rolex buckle.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, solid, brushed and polished, flat bezel, straight lugs, snap-on case back, sapphire crystal. Champagne with applied yellow gold baton indexes. Yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 1501, rhodium plated, 19 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance, shock absorber, selfcompensating flat balance spring.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,050 - 2100

Sold: CHF 1,250

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 28 x 31 mm. THICKNESS 5 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 122

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 5512 SUBMARINER SQUARE CROWN GUARDS STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, 660 ft/200 m, Submariner", case No. 477967, Ref. 5512. Made in 1959. Fine and very rare, early, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex Ref. 7836 bracelet. Accompanied by a Rolex box

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed- down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, winding-crown protected by the crown guard. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minute track. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 1560, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight- line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,500 - 16000

Sold: CHF 32,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Approx overall length 165 mm. ROLEX introduced reference 5512 in 1959 to substitute for Ref. 5510 and 6538, starting with a 478.xxx serial number. The most important features of the new reference were a new wide graduated revolving bezel for the decompression times, a smaller winding crown (from 8 to 7 mm.) and a protected winding crown called the "crown guard". The earliest models featured square type guards; approximately 100 examples of Ref. 5512 were tested by professional divers. It came out that this type of crown guard was not easy to use while wearing professional diver's gloves and Rolex stopped production. To the best of our knowledge, a few hundred Ref. 5512 with square guards were made, starting with serial number 477.9xx, and only in 1959. Only a few examples have appeared on the market. Due to its rarity this model is much sought-after by Rolex collectors.

LOT 123

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 116710 GMT MASTER II MILITARIZED DLC STEALTH EDITION STEEL Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, GMT-MASTER II, STEALTH EDITION, customized by militarized DLC, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, case No. M826658, Ref. 116710LN. Made in 2009. Fine and unusual, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant, two time zone, stainless steel PVD coated wristwatch with date, special 24-hour ceramic bezel and hand, independently adjustable hour hand on a nylon strap. Accompanied by a guarantee card (now void) and Chronometer seal.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bidirectional revolving ceramic bezel for the second time zone in 24 hours, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. Customized black and grey with skull pattern, applied luminous triangular, round and baton indexes, outer minute track, aperture for the date. Luminous white gold skeleton hands, luminous 24-hour hand. Cal. 3185, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free- sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,300 - 9400

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Aftermarket additions void the manufacturer's warranty and ROLEX will not warranty and/ or service the present watch. Aftermarket additions are NOT official products of Rolex and have not been endorsed nor licensed by Rolex. Cosmograph Daytona, Milgauss, Oyster, Rolex and the Rolex coronet are all registered trademarks of the Rolex Corporation.

LOT 124

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 1655 EXPLORER II STEVE MCQUEEN ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified", case No. 3585208, Ref. 1655. Sold on November 2nd, 1982. Very fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water- resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date, special 24-hour bezel, large orange arrow 24-hour hand and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster Ref. 78360 bracelet with deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original punched warranty, Explorer booklet and a Rolex Geneva service invoice and service card in the amount of CHF 2'043 dated September 2011.

Three-body, polished and brushed, graduated 24-hour bezel, screwed-down case back and protected crown, crystal with Cyclops lens. Black with luminous baton indexes, outer minutes/ seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous white baton hands, large luminous orange arrow to indicate the diurnal and nocturnal hours on the 24-hour graduated bezel. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 9,000 - 13000

HKD 72,000 - 104000

USD 9,400 - 13600

Sold: CHF 16,250

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 190 mm.

LOT 125

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 116610, NO. 01/05 MILITARIZED DLC THE 6538 EDITION STEEL Rolex Ref. 116610 Submariner "The 6538 Edition" Customized by Militarized DLC in 2013, case No. 626Z34Y0, Ref. 116610. No. 01/5. Fine and unusual, center seconds, self winding, water resistant, stainless steel "third party" grey-black DLC-coated wristwatch with date. Accompanied by the guarantee card (now void) and a hang tag.

Three-body, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated unidirectional revolving bezel, Triplock winding crown, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. "Third party" customized case back engraving and DLC coating. Black, applied large luminous round, triangular and baton steel indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 3135, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,300 - 9400

Sold: CHF 8,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm. Aftermarket additions void the manufacturer's warranty and ROLEX will not warranty and/or service the present watch. Aftermarket additions are NOT official products of Rolex and have not been endorsed nor licensed by Rolex. Cosmograph Daytona, Milgauss, Oyster, Rolex and the Rolex coronet are all registered trademarks of the Rolex Corporation.

LOT 126

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 114060 MILITARIZED MIMETIC DLC CAMO EDITION STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Militarized, "Submariner, 1000 ft. = 300 m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified,", case No. 6Z1R0411, Ref. 114060. Sold in 2014. Fine, rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel DLC-coated military wristwatch with a camo Rolex stainless steel bracelet. Accompanied by the Rolex warranty card (now void).

Three-body, brushed mimetic, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated unidirectional ceramic bezel, sapphire crystal. Black with luminous grey round, triangular and baton steel indexes, outer minutes division. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 3130, rhodium-plated, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,300 - 9400

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 165 mm. Aftermarket additions void the manufacturer's warranty and ROLEX will not warranty and/or service the present watch. Aftermarket additions are NOT official products of Rolex and have not been endorsed nor licensed by Rolex. Cosmograph Daytona, Milgauss, Oyster, Rolex and the Rolex coronet are all registered trademarks of the Rolex Corporation.

LOT 127

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016
Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 160 mm.

LOT 128

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016
Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 180 mm.

LOT 129

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 116509 DAYTONA WHITE GOLD Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph Daytona, case No. Z663935, Ref. 116509. Made in 2006. Very fine and rare, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold Chronometer wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and an 18K white gold Rolex Oysterlock bracelet.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screw down case back, buttons and crown, Triplock winding crown protected by the crown guard, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal. Satiné silver with applied black radial Arabic numerals and luminous quarter indexes, subsidiary black ring dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute/seconds track. Luminous white gold baton hands. Cal. 4130, rhodium-plated, 44 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 13,000 - 19000

HKD 104,000 - 153000

USD 13,600 - 20000

Sold: CHF 17,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx overall length 172 mm.

LOT 130

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 16528 COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA MARK III YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph, Daytona,", case No. E322880, Ref. 16528. Made in 1990. Fine, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch, with round button chronograph, registers, bezel with tachometer graduated to 400 UPH and an 18K yellow gold Rolex Oysterlock bracelet. Accompanied by the original fitted box.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, buttons and crown, Triplock winding crown protected by the crown guard, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal. Black with applied gold baton indexes, outer minute and 1/5th seconds divisions, subsidiary guilloche black ring dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Yellow gold and black baton hands. Cal. 4030, rhodium-plated, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 6 positions, shock absorber, self compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 11,000 - 16000

HKD 88,000 - 130000

USD 11,500 - 17000

Sold: CHF 17,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 182 mm.

LOT 131

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROLEX REF. 16518/16500 PORCELAIN DAYTONA DIAMOND INDEX N SERIAL MARK II DIAL YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph Daytona," case No. N305788, Ref. 16518/16500. Made in 1991, sold in March 1998. Fine and rare, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and an 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp. Accompanied by a the original warranty, instruction booklet card case, handkerchief and fitted wooden box.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, crown and buttons, Triplock winding crown protected by the crown guard, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal. Bicolor white and black with applied yellow gold diamond-set indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 4030, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 6 positions, shock absorber, selfcompensating free- sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

Grading System:

CHF 15,000 - 25000

HKD 120,000 - 200000

USD 16,000 - 26000

Sold: CHF 76,250

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. If the world of ROLEX collecting never ceases to amaze us, here is a perfect example of another variation of DAYTONAS, never seen by collectors. Bought new by the consignor in 1998, the watch was actually made in 1991, confirmed by the N SERIAL stated on the warranty. Part of the early production of the 16518 that was started around 1989, the watch is characterized by the four line dial (lacking the official certified), its desirability is further enhanced by the porcelain dial (usually found on the R-L serial Daytonas with floating dial) and the diamond indexes. Never offered at auction before, a rare opportunity to acquire one of the RAREST ZENITH DAYTONAS ever produced.

LOT 132

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

THOMAS EARNSHAW QUARTER-REPEATING POCKET CHRONOMETER WITH Z BALANCE GOLD Thomas Earnshaw, Invt. Et Fecit, London, No. 3973. The cases with London hallmarks for 1819-20. Very fine and rare, 18k gold, pair-cased pocket Chronometer with "Z" balance.

OUTER two-body, by Richard Grove (mastermark RG), 1804, INNER two-body, "bassine", polished. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, large subsidiary seconds. Gold spade and leaf hands. 47 mm., frosted gilt full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain with Harrison's maintaining power, Earnshaw spring detent escapement, bimetallic "Z" balance with wedge-shaped sliding temperature weights and two gold meantime screws set with a special and unusual device in order to prevent a too important compensation for the high temperatures, single footed cock with diamond endstone, escapement jeweled, blued steel free-sprung helical balance spring with outer terminal curves.

Grading System:

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,200 - 7300

Sold: CHF 10,125

Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 65 mm. THOMAS EARNSHAW (1749-1829) Born in Ashton-Under-Lyne in Lancashire, by 1780 he had the reputation of being a very fine watch finisher. He invented the modern Chronometer spring detent escapement towards the end of 1780, a design that he insisted was stolen by ARNOLD. However, it is likely that Earnshaw and Arnold arrived at their conclusions separately. Earnshaw perfected the fusing together of brass and steel to make laminae for compensation balances which previously had had to be riveted.

LOT 133

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JOHN ARNOLD DETENT SILVER John Arnold detent silver deck Chronometer Copenhagen Jn. Arnold, London, Invenit et Fecit, No. 35, circa 1800. Very fine and rare silver spring detent pocket chronometer.

Three-body, polished. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands. 42 mm. hinged, frosted gilt brass full plate, cylindrical pillars, spring detent escapement with detent set in a slot cut in the back plate, cut bimetallic compensation balance with outer temperature screws and inner mean time nuts, blued steel free-sprung helical balance spring with outer terminal curves, English cock with diamond endstone, the unlocking roller set above the impulse roller.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,300 - 9400

Signed on movement. DIAM. 50 mm. THICKNESS 23 mm.

LOT 134

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

JOHN GIBSON POCKET WATCH GOLD John Gibson, London, No. 16. Made circa 1800, the case with London hallmarks for 1810-11. Fine and rare, 18K gold, pocket watch

Three-body, "consular", polished, fixed cuvette. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, subsidiary seconds dial with Arabic four-second numerals. Yellow gold pear hands. 41 mm., hinged, gilt brass, full plate, cylindrical pillars, 8 jewels, three in screwed chatons, fusee with chain, Harrison's maintaining power, cut bimetallic compensation balance with external temperature and meantime adjustment screws, free-sprung blued steel helical balance spring with terminal curves, diamond endstone, foliate engraved clock.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 53 mm. THICKNESS 22 mm.

LOT 135

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROSKELL, MINUTE REPEATING WITH INDEPENDANT CENTER-SECONDS GOLD Rob Roskell, Liverpool, No. 65108. Made circa 1870. Very fine and very rare, minute-repeating, hunting cased, keyless 18K gold pocket watch with independent center-seconds.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", polished. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel hands. 40 mm., frosted gilt, lateral lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold temperature and mean time adjustment screws, Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide in the band. Case, dial and Movement.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 6,000

DIAM. 50 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm.

LOT 136

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

ROB ROSKELL Rob Roskell, Liverpool, No. 1775. Made circa 1860. Very fine, open-faced, key-wound 18K gold pocket watch.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", polished Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. 44 mm., frosted gilt , lateral lever escapement, monometallic compensation balance with gold temperature , Breguet balance spring, parachute, index regulator. Case signed.

Grading System: A

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,050 - 2100

DIAM. 48 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.

LOT 137

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

BRYANT BIGGS CHRONOMETER DETENT ESCAPEMENT POWER RESERVE Bryant Biggs, Cardiff, case No. 18411. Made circa 1860. Very fine and rare, 18K gold, key-wound pocket Chronometer with detent escapement, with power- reserve indication

Three-body, heavy, polished. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary dial for the seconds, sector below 12 for the power reserve. Blued steel spade hands. Frosted gilt, three quarter plate, 18 jewels, detent escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold compensation screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, diamond endstone. Movement signed.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4200

Sold: CHF 4,375

DIAM. 53 mm. THICKNESS 16 mm.

LOT 138

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

AH LARPENT GOLD Isac Larpent, Copenhagen, No. 6196, circa 1840. Fine gold-plated silver watch.

Four-body, polished, gilt cuvette White enamel with Roman numerals and outer minute track. Gold spade hands. Gilt brass full plate with column pillars, fusee with chain, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring and gilt brass English style clock.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,050 - 2100

Sold: CHF 1,188

Signed on dial and movement. DIAM. 49 mm. THICKNESS 18 mm. For a similar watch, see The Jurgensen Dynasty by John Knudsen p. 59.

LOT 139

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

CARRIAGE CLOCK PORT VIEW PANELS French. Made circa 1890. Fine and rare, gilt brass and painted on porcelain 8-day going, hour and half-hour striking carriage clock with repeating. Accompanied by an original fitted travel case.

Multi-piece, "Corniche", gilt-brass entirely engraved, the top with oval glazed aperture to view the escapement, the sides and back door set with porcelain panels decorated with port views and fishing boats within gilt floral engraved borders, hinged handle. Porcelain circular annular with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, dial mask decorated with flowers and foliage on a pale green ground. Blued steel spade hands. Rectangular brass plates, going barrels for both trains, lateral lever escapement on a silvered platform, notched bimetallic compensation balance, flat balance spring, index regulator, striking and repeating on a gong.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,100 - 4200

Sold: CHF 3,750

DIM. 14 x 9.4 x 8.3 cm. Excluding handle.

LOT 140

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 15, 2016

SPRING TIME Charles Oudin, 52 Palais Royal, Paris, No. 1355, circa 1880. Very fine gilt brass, Limoges enamel and silver hour and half-hour striking carriage clock with alarm

Gilt brass and silver, side panels Limoges painted on enamel representing a fruit picking lady, the other with a flower picking lady, glazed on top. White enamel with Roman numerals and subsidiary alarm setting dial on reverse. Blued steel Spade hands. Brass eight-day going with single double-ended going barrel for both the going and the striking trains, platform escapement with lateral lever escapement, bimetallic balance, blued steel flat balance spring. Signed on the dial and the side of the plates. In very good condition. DIM. 15 x 10 x 9.5 cm., excluding the handle.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,100 - 5200

Sold: CHF 4,250