559 lots

LOT 141

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

ROLEX REF. 16523 DAYTONA STEEL AND GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph, Daytona," case No. L718855, Ref. 16523. Made in 1989. Fine, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel and 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, and a stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Oysterlock Ref. 78363 bracelet. Accompanied by a box and warranty and booklet.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and gold buttons and crown, Triplock winding crown protected by the crown guard, tachometer graduation on the gold bezel to 400 units per hour, sapphire crystal. Two-tone black and champagne with applied yellow gold luminous baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute/seconds division. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 4030, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 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.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

HKD 48,000 - 64000

USD 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 8,750

Dial and case signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 190 mm. Property of the Original Greek Owner

LOT 142

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

ROLEX REF. 116509 DAYTONA WHITE GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph Daytona," case No. M437967, Ref. 116509. Made in 2008. Very fine, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and an 18K white gold Rolex Oysterlock bracelet. Accompanied by the original fitted box, guarantee card and Chronometer booklet.

Three-body, solid, 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. Anthracite with applied white gold radial Arabic numerals and luminous indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12- hour and 30-minute registers, outer red 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 15,000 - 20000

HKD 120,000 - 160000

USD 15,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 18,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 190 mm.

LOT 143

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

ROLEX DAYTONA REF. 116523, MOP DIAMOND DIAL STEEL AND YELLOW GOLD, Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph Daytona", case No. F142762, Ref. 116523. Sold in May, 2004. Very fine, water-resistant, self winding stainless steel and 18K yellow gold wristwatch with mother-of-pearl dial, round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Rolex Oysterlock bracelet. Accompanied by the original warranty, instruction booklet and Rolex insurance valuation letter.

Three-body, solid, 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. Mother-of-pearl with applied diamond indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Yellow gold and black baton hands. Cal. 4130, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 44 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,000 - 9000

Sold: CHF 11,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 185 mm.

LOT 144

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

PIGUET & MEYLAN MUSICAL AND REPEATING POCKET WATCH GOLD Piguet et Meylan, No. 5479. Made circa 1820. Very fine and rare, 18K gold, quarter-repeating, musical pocket watch with music playing on the hour or at will.

Four-body, "Empire", engine-turned with polished borders, reeded band, bolt at 2 o`clock to lock the repeat and at 6 for the music. Hinged gilt brass cuvette with apertures for winding and hand-setting. Gold, engine-turned, radial Roman numerals on brushed reserves, outer minute divisions. Blued steel serpentine hands. 51 mm.(22```), gilt brass two-train, with standing barrel for the going train, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, flat balance spring, polished steel endplate, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Sur plateau musical movement with 29 tuned steel vibrating blades acting on both sides of the pinned disc, music/silence lever at the edge of the cuvette beneath the back cover. Movement punched PM in a lozenge on the dial plate for Piguet & Meylan, case and movement numbered 5479.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 5,500 - 7500

HKD 44,000 - 61000

USD 5,500 - 7500

DIAM. 56 mm.THICKNESS 17 mm.

LOT 145

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

MORICAND - MUSICAL AND REPEATING POCKET WATCH GOLD Ch.t Moricand a Genève, No. 48834. Made circa 1790. Very fine and rare, 18K gold, quarter-repeating, musical pocket watch with music playing on the hour or at will.

Four-body, "Empire", engine-turned with polished borders, reeded band, bolt at 2 o`clock to lock the repeat and at 6 for the music. Hinged gilt brass cuvette with apertures for winding and hand-setting. Gold with white enamel cartouches for the Arabic numerals, outer white enamel minute track, engine-turned center. Blued steel Breguet hands 51 mm.(22```), gilt brass two-train, with standing barrel for the going train, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, flat balance spring, polished steel endplate, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Sur plateau musical movement with 29 tuned steel vibrating blades acting on both sides of the pinned disc, music/silence lever at the edge of the cuvette beneath the back cover

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 8000

HKD 48,000 - 64000

USD 6,000 - 8000

Dial and case signed. DIAM. 56 mm.THICKNESS 21 mm.

LOT 147

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

GOLD AND ENAMEL MUSICAL SEAL GOLD Geneva. Made circa 1815. Fine, 18K gold and champlevé enamel keyless musical seal.

Oval, made up of a gold ring engraved decorated with polychrome champlevé enamel flowers, swivel suspension pendant functioning as the winding key, spherical "cage" in the center, reeded band, the bottom set with a polished carnelian matrix, activating bolt on the band. Oval, 27 x 2 mm. brass with pinned barrel and 8 stacked tuned vibrating blades, pinion governor in adjustable bushing for tempo adjustment.

Grading System: A

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5000

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

LOT 148

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

GOLD AND ENAMEL MUSICAL SEAL GOLD Geneva. Made circa 1815. Fine, 18K gold and champlevé enamel keyless musical seal.

Oval, made up of a gold ring engraved decorated with polychrome champlevé enamel flowers, swivel suspension pendant functioning as the winding key, spherical "cage" in the center, reeded band, the bottom set with a polished carnelian matrix, activating bolt on the band. Oval, 27 x 2 mm. brass with pinned barrel and 8 stacked tuned vibrating blades, pinion governor in adjustable bushing for tempo adjustment.

Grading System: A

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5000

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

LOT 149

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LORGNETTE WATCH PAINTED ON ENAMEL AND GOLD Baudin Freres, Geneve. Made circa 1870. Very fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel folding lorgnette with concealed watch. Accompanied by the original fitted box and winding key.

Spring-loaded front cover decorated with a painted on enamel panel depicting an angel and his muse against a flower background, finely and deeply pierced and chased body decorated with scrolls and flowers, the hinged lorgnette released by a catch in the side, ring suspension loop. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, set in a polished gold plate. Blued steel hands. 10 ½```, gilt brass bar caliber, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain gilt brass three-arm balance, blued-steel flat balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,000 - 9000

Sold: CHF 9,375

DIM. 84 x 23 mm.

LOT 150

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

FRERES ROCHAT MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL Freres Rochat, Genève, case No. 1742. Made circa 1870. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold key-wound pocket watch with blue enamel. Accompanied by a gold winding key.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Four-body, solid, bassine, hinged bezel, back and cuvette, bezel decorated with engraved floral pattern, back decorated with blue painted on enamel chinese garden scene. Silver, painted roman indexes, outer minute track. Gold Breguet hands. Gilt, lever escapement, monometallic compensation balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. Case numbered and signed.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,000 - 2000

Sold: CHF 1,250

DIAM. 33 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 151

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

SINGING BIRD BOX GILT AND ENAMEL Attributed to Griesbaum,Germany. Made circa 1960. Fine, gilt-metal and painted on enamel singing bird box. Accompanied by a winding key

Two-body, rectangular with engraved round corners, side panels with painted on enamel rural alpine lakeside scenes set within cream enamel borders, bird cover painted with a enamel scene featuring a scene of a mandolin player courting two young ladies and various lake scenes. Rectangular brass, going barrel and rectangular bellows, the revolving bird with moving wings and beak, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel, gilt grille pierced and engraved with foliage.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 4,000

DIAM. 103 x 66 x 45 mm.

LOT 152

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

HARRACHE LONDON QUARTER-REPEATING SMALL WATCH ENAMEL AND GOLD Made circa 1780. Very fine and rare, Louis XVI, small, gold, painted on enamel and rose-cut diamond-set, quarter repeating watch with à toc feature

Double body, Louis XVI, with diamond set thumbpiece, the rose-diamond set bezel chased with a repeated intertwined foliage pattern against a matted ground, the back centred with a fine enamel panel, outer applied rose-diamond set fl owers and leaves on a matted ground, the pierced border to match the bezel. White enamel with radial Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring. Rose diamond set elaborate hands. 32 mm., hinged gilt brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three arm-balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel end-piece, silvered regulation dial, repeating on a bell in the back of the case activated by depressing the pendant.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,500 - 2500

Sold: CHF 8,750

Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 19 mm.

LOT 153

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

QUARTER-REPEATING Swiss, circa 1800. Very fine and rare 18K gold, very rare and unusual, quarter-repeating automaton watch with the Jacks striking hours and quarters on two bells

Double body Directoire, polished back. White enamel small eccentric with Breguet numerals. Steel blue hands. White enamel with applied four-coloured gold Jacks striking hours and quarters, flanked on each side of two bells below the dial. Hinged gilt brass full plate with conical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, plain gold three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental clock with polished end-piece. Striking on two bells by depressing the pendant. Hinged gilt brass dust cap.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 8,000 - 12000

HKD 64,000 - 96000

USD 8,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 10,000

DIAM. 52 mm. THICKNESS 27 mm. As opposed to most other repeating automaton watches, which are fitted with mock automata, hours and quarters being struck by hammers on gongs, in this watch the hammers held by the automata actually hit the bells.

LOT 154

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

QUARTER-REPEATING DIANA & APOLLO JACQUEMART AUTOMATON GOLD Breguet a Paris, case No. 10563. 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 Breguet a Paris.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,500 - 4500

HKD 20,000 - 36000

USD 2,500 - 4500

Sold: CHF 5,000

DIAM. 55 mm. THICKNESS 20 mm.

LOT 155

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

THE LOVER'S SERENADE ENAMEL HEART-SHAPED WATCH CASE GILT Swiss. With British import stamps for 1819-1820. Fine and elegant, large and rare heart-shaped, gilt brass and painted on enamel heart-shaped case revealing a hinge mounted silver openface pocket watch.

Two-body, "heart", blue guilloche enamel representing a multi-color bouquet, the back cover decorated with a painted on enamel scene of a lover's serenade in a parc, opening to reveal a hinge mounted pocket watch holder with stand to hold in the upright position. White enamel, Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel spade hands. Gilt, three-quarter plate, elongated straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System:

CHF 8,000 - 12000

HKD 64,000 - 96000

USD 8,000 - 12000

DIAM. 60 mm. (DIAM. of the watch 34 mm.) The exact same scene is represented on the FABERGE fan purchased by QUEEN ALEXANDER in 1912 for her daughter in law QUEEN MARY that is today part of the ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST.

LOT 156

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

''BOUQUET OF FLOWERS'' ENAMEL AND YELLOW GOLD Voumard, Locle, Geneva hallmark, No 924,circa 1840. Made for the Chinese market Very fine 18K gold and enamel, watch with centre seconds with duplex escapement.

Two-body, "Chinese", back finely painted with a bouquet of flowers on blue enamel background, half-pearl set bezels, the band and pendant decorated with light blue champlevé enamel to match the back, pendant and bow, gold spring-loaded 18K gold cuvette hinged to the movement ring. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute and seconds divisions with fifteen-minute/seconds Arabic markers. Gold poire hands hands. 45 mm. gilt "Chinese" caliber fully engraved, jewelled to the third wheel, standing barrel, duplex escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel flat balance-spring, index regulator. Movement signed.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 35,000 - 55000

HKD 280,000 - 445000

USD 35,000 - 56000

Sold: CHF 43,750

DIAM. 57 mm. THICKNESS 16 mm.

LOT 157

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

THE WATCHMAKER SILVER Swiss, No. 2875. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1870. Fine, silver gilt and, center-seconds pocket watch with mirror-polished movement and Jacot duplex escapement.

Three-body, "Empire", the back with engraved scene of a watchmaker. glazed cuvette hinged to the movement ring. White enamel with narrow radial Roman numerals and outer minute and seconds divisions, outer Arabic fifteen- minute/seconds numerals. Blued steel spade hands. Mirror-polished steel, Chinese caliber with free-standing barrel, Jacot duplex escapement, bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel "wings", blued steel flat balance-spring, index regulator. Movement signed.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,000 - 2000

Sold: CHF 1,375

DIAM. 56 mm. THICKNESS 20 mm.

LOT 158

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

ILBERY LARGE CHINESE MARKET WATCH "A GRAND VIEW OF THE SEA SHORE" GOLD AND ENAMEL Ilbery, London, No. 6539, the enamel in the manner of Claude Vernet (1714-1789), attributed to Jean-Louis Richter (1766-1841), Geneva. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1820. Extremely fine and very rare, large, 18K gold, champlevé and painted on enamel and pearl-set pocket watches with center second and duplex escapement.

Three-body, spring-loaded back cover very finely painted on enamel with a very finely painted on enamel view in the manner of Claude Vernet of sheep and cattle and a fisherman in the foreground in a calm harbor landscape with ships and mountains in the distance,a tree lavishly enhanced with half pearls forming a portal,champlevé enamel band, pendant and bow forming foliate and geometrical patterns, scalloped edges decorated with champlevé enamel in a foliate pattern, gold hinged cuvette decorated with repeated patterns. White enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute track, center seconds. Gold "heart" hands 49 mm. (22'''), gilt brass fully engraved "Chinese" caliber, free-standing barrel, ruby duplex escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring, diamond endstone.

Grading System:

CHF 60,000 - 80000

HKD 480,000 - 650000

USD 61,000 - 81000

Sold: CHF 129,800

Signed on the movement. DIAM. 58 mm.THICKNESS 21 mm. WILIAM ILBERY (ca. 1760-1839). Active in London from 1780 in Goswell Street, he moved to Duncan Terrace towards the end of the 18th century. Following JAMES COX in London and JAQUET DROZ in Switzerland, he also specialized in the production of luxury watches for the Chinese Market. His early production was very much in the English style, featuring a full plate movement and an English type single wheel duplex escapement. However, for his highest quality watches, he incorporated a spring detent escapement. Later, the watch movements he produced were much inspired by the Lepine caliber with free-standing barrel, as were Jaquet Droz's Swiss production signed in London and that of WILLIAM ANTHONY, who worked in London. The cases of his watches were sumptuously decorated by the best Genevan enamelers, such as JEAN-FRANCOIS-VICTOR DUPONT, who usually signed his work, and JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER, who signed rarely. He organized the production in Switzerland, mainly in Fleurier, of profusely engraved movements for the Asian market. He was followed in this by makers such as Bovet and Juvet who also worked in Fleurier (Val de Travers). Ilbery can therefore be considered one of the most representative makers of "Chinese" watches. JEAN -LOUIS RICHTER (1766-1841) Learned his art under DAVID-ETIENNE-ROUX and PHILIPPE-SAMUEL-THÉODORE ROUX, becoming a most renowned enamel painter. His speciality was the painting of landscapes and particularly lake-side scenes and marine-scapes, often representing ships in a harbour or battles with fighting Men-of-War, but, on occasion, also portraits and hunting scenes. He did not often sign his work, but it is clearly recognised as being in his hand from the style and quality of the painting. He applied his art principally to watch cases and snuff boxes and these were largely destined for the Chinese, Turkish, British and Italian markets. In 1828 he was in partnership with AIMÉ-JULIEN TROLL (1781-1852) and one can find work signed RICHTER ET TROLL. Richter, like other great enamel painters of the time, often found inspiration for his work from paintings or engravings by the artists then in fashion particularly CLAUDE VERNET.

LOT 159

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

PATEK PHILIPPE LARGE RECTANGULAR YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 192193, case No. 284681. Made circa 1925. Very fine and very rare, large, rectangular curved, 18k yellow gold wristwatch with the original Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold buckle and an associated 18K yellow gold bracelet.

Two-body, solid, polished, hinged case back, curved crystal, straight lugs. Matte silver with bold Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel spade hands. Cal. 10''', gold outer ring, rhodium plated, fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to 8 positions, flat balance spring.

Grading System: AA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,000 - 15000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 26 x 37 mm. THICKNESS 8 mm. Approx. overall length 178 mm. Property of the Original French Family

LOT 160

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

PATEK PHILIPPE LARGE CHRONOMETRO GONDOLO PINK GOLD Patek, Philippe & Cie., Genève, "Chronometro Gondolo," No. 146642, case No. 250278. Made for Gondolo & Labouriau, Relojoeiros, Rio de Janeiro. Very fine, 18K pink gold keyless Chronometer pocket watch.

Four-body, "bassine", polished, engine-turned caseback with engraved monogram. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and black 5-minute Arabic markers, sunk subsidiary seconds. Pink gold spade hands. 43mm.(19 '''), gilt brass patent-ed bridge caliber, 21 jewels, gold train, straight line "moustache" lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring, Wilmot's patented micrometric cam regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 2,500

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 52 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.