598 lots

LOT 581

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Grading System: AAA

CHF 45,000 - 65000

HKD 360,000 - 520000

USD 45,000 - 65000

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona

Reference Ref. 6263

Year 1975

Bracelet Rolex Oyster steel

Numbers Case N. 3956064

Caliber 727

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Sold: CHF 60,000

Made for the Peruvian airforces, along with references 1675 and 1680, these military tool watches were engraved with their serial numbers inside. As these were often returned to be serviced the case backs were often swapped like military Submariners and this example has an engraved caseback 30 numbers apart.

LOT 582

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona

Reference Ref. 6239

Year 1969

Bracelet Rolex oyster steel, 185 mm.

Numbers Case N. 1998749

Caliber 722-1

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Sold: CHF 125,000

LOT 583

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 6200

Year 1954

Bracelet Rolex oyster riveted bracelet, 180 mm.

Numbers Case N. 32144

Caliber A 296

Dimensions 38 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

LOT 584

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,000 - 9000

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 6538

Year 1955

Bracelet Dimensions 38 mm.

Numbers Case N. X02541 (partially erased)

Caliber 1030

Signature Dial, case and movement

Sold: CHF 12,500

LOT 585

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand ROLEX

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 5513

Year 1962

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex expandable riveted bracelet, 190 mm.

Numbers Case N. 818987

Caliber 1530

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Sold: CHF 12,500

LOT 586

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 5513

Year 1974

Bracelet Nato strap

Numbers Case N. 3927201

Caliber 1520

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Accessories Service made in Rolex Geneva in 2017, assignation 0552/923-7697

LOT 587

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 5512

Year 1961

Bracelet Rubber

Numbers Case N. 765254

Caliber 1560

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

The upside down version has serial and reference inverted on the case, only few known pieces, probably the rarest version of submariner ever made. Detail of the inverted serial number.

LOT 588

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 5512

Year 1959

Bracelet Rubber

Numbers Case N. 478085

Caliber 1560

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Sold: CHF 125,000

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 50 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 dozen 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 589

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Rolex

Model Datocompax

Reference Ref. 6036

Year 1963

Bracelet Leather with original buckle

Numbers Case N. 944098

Caliber 72C

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Sold: CHF 245,000

LOT 590

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Pierre Morand

Year Circa 1785

Caliber 6''' (14 mm)

Dimensions 16,6 mm.,ring size 53

Signature movement. P. MORAND,under the dial LUCARD

Accessories original box in shagreen,silver hinges

Total WEIGHT of the movement 2,82 gramme. Very little information is known on Pierre Morand. He is often presented as a Geneva watchmaker that worked between 1770 and 1790. Little is known on his Geneva location but in 1783 his name is mentioned in Paris, as most likely his creations were being produced in Geneva but sold in Paris. A few pieces of his are exposed in the Patek Philippe museum including a similar ring watch (Antiquorum, April 18th 1998, lot 61 sold for CHF 168'500). Made in 1785, this movement size is an absolute masterpiece for the time, when creating movements of this refinement and quality was only possible by the very best watchmakers of the time.

LOT 591

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1770, Paris

Numbers Case N. 3012

Caliber 14'''

Dimensions 42 mm.

Signature movement and case, numbered under the dial by "JCS / 31".

This watch is one of the oldest automaton watch on demand ever discovered, dating from 1770-1780. From the end of the XVIIth century, watches with animated scenes start to appear, that are made with a wheel mounted plaque that turns or gives the impression of continuous movement. Created in a wide variety of scenes and settings, these were mostly made in Geneva. Dating from the third quarter of the XVIIIth century, a small group of German pocket watches were produced so called "moving painting". The continuous animated scene made with 2 movements represents the "Announcement" of the Virgin Mary by Gabriel. Three examples are known: - One signed Philiph Happacher in Bavaria (Paris Musee du Louvre) - One unsigned in the Musee d 'horlogerie du Chateau des Monts - One unsigned in the Museo Grassi The only other known example is this particular watch representing a spinner providing from the collection of Adolf Ikle-Steilin and illustrated in the Alfre Chapuis book "Montres et Tabatieres" p. 178-198. This watch is extremely rare and is the only known available example on the market today. Our special thanks to Arnaud Tellier for his knowledge and help researching this item.

LOT 592

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Placide Granier

Year Circa 1785

Dimensions 99 x 55 mm.

Signature The box stamped ''P G'' probably for Placide Granier.

Galerie Neumarkt, Zürich (Switzerland), auction, October 8, 1971. This watch-object can be linked by its decoration to a small group of Genevan pieces of neoclassical inspiration of a great facture bearing sometimes the mark "P G" of a goldsmith master who can be Placide Granier. The Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, as well as the Louvre Museum and the Cognacq Jay Museum in Paris, as well as various private collections, kept in their collections several of these magnificent timepieces, some in the form of miniature lanterns (with three dials), double-side miniature cartels (with two dials), canes handle, boîtes à montres (with two or three dials), perfume bottles (with two or three dials), "World Time" bonbonnière (with one dial), but also various boxes without watches (snuff-boxes, bonbonnières), etc. We found sometimes on these objects the signatures of Parisian watchmakers and retailers, such as Pierre Morand, Adam L'Echopié (master received in 1758), etc. Placide Granier, Geneva (active between 1784 and 1812) Born in Cambrai in the North of France circa 1743, he died in Geneva on April 25, 1812. In this city he married Anne André (1745-1814), a lady probably from the long line of goldsmiths and painters on enamel. He was admitted, though simple domicilié (domiciled), to the privilege of the master's degree in Geneva on December 28, 1784 (which proves its great abilities!), having presented as a masterpiece "une boîte garnie de diamants très bien faîte'' (a box set with diamonds, very well made). He was received as a habitant (resident) of that city on July 6, 1791, and Master goldsmith the following August 2. He associated with Jean-Georges Vignier (1769-1833), Master jeweller (received on August 27, 1791).

LOT 593

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

CHF 800 - 1400

HKD 6,400 - 11200

USD 800 - 1400

Brand Unsigned

Sold: CHF 125

To be sold without reserve

LOT 594

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Sold: CHF 1,125

LOT 595

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

LOT 596

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Sold: CHF 2,375

LOT 597

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Lepaute

Year Circa 1770

Dimensions 195 x 41 x 19 cm.

Signature Dial.

In the addendum of the second edition of his Traité d'Horlogerie, Jean-André Lepaute, devotes four pages to this new construction. The solar time is easy to read and its mechanism, easy to repair and to adjust, but above ail, the principal advantage, specially for precision regulators, resides in the fact the motive force delivered to the escapement is almost not altered by the equation work additional frictions. Jean-Baptiste Lepaute called Le Jeune was born in 1727, one of the nine children of André Le Paute a blacksmith at Thonnelalong. In 1747 Jean-Baptiste moved to Paris to join his brother Jean-André in the clock-making business that he had begun in 1740. In Paris Jean-Baptiste devised a form of flat bed turret dock which was installed in the Palais Royal where it still is, and in 1754 the one wheel dock, of which an example is offered here, and of which a description was included in his brother's Traite d'Horlogerie, Paris, 1755. pp 139-46 . This dock is a development, 'almost as simple, and easier to make' of that made by Jean-André Lepaute at the request of Pierre Le Roy in early 1751, in itself probably stimulated by the simplified dock developed by Rivaz in 1740 but not published until 1751. Jean-André Lepaute's development of Le Roy's form led to some acrimony between the two eminent makers, although both were agreed that a further variation imagined by Mazurier was entirely worthless. In 1760 and 1763, the brothers Lepaute brought their nephews Pierre-Henry and Pierre-Bazile into their business. Jean-Baptiste paid special attention to public docks, building among others the equation dock for the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, which was burnt during the insurrection of the Commune in 1871. In 1789 Jean-Baptiste retired from the business. He died on 18 March 1802. 'ô','ô') In the addendum of the second edition of his Traité d’Horlogerie, Jean-André Lepaute, devotes four pages to this new construction. The solar time is easy to read and its mechanism, easy to repair and to adjust, but above ail, the principal advantage, specially for precision regulators, resides in the fact the motive force delivered to the escapement is almost not altered by the equation work additional frictions. Jean-Baptiste Lepaute called Le Jeune was born in 1727, one of the nine children of André Le Paute a blacksmith at Thonnelalong. In 1747 Jean-Baptiste moved to Paris to join his brother Jean-André in the clock-making business that he had begun in 1740. In Paris Jean-Baptiste devised a form of flat bed turret dock which was installed in the Palais Royal where it still is, and in 1754 the one wheel dock, of which an example is offered here, and of which a description was included in his brother’s Traite d’Horlogerie, Paris, 1755. pp 139-46 . This dock is a development, ‘almost as simple, and easier to make’ of that made by Jean-André Lepaute at the request of Pierre Le Roy in early 1751, in itself probably stimulated by the simplified dock developed by Rivaz in 1740 but not published until 1751. Jean-André Lepaute’s development of Le Roy’s form led to some acrimony between the two eminent makers, although both were agreed that a further variation imagined by Mazurier was entirely worthless. In 1760 and 1763, the brothers Lepaute brought their nephews Pierre-Henry and Pierre-Bazile into their business. Jean-Baptiste paid special attention to public docks, building among others the equation dock for the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, which was burnt during the insurrection of the Commune in 1871. In 1789 Jean-Baptiste retired from the business. He died on 18 March 1802.

LOT 598

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Calatrava

Reference Ref. 530

Year 1938, sold in 1939

Bracelet Leather strap

Numbers Movement N. 862'145, Case N. 506'218

Caliber 13'''

Dimensions 36.5 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Accessories Fitted box, extract from the archives

Sold: CHF 305,000

Known as one of the most elusive chronographs, the reference 530 has always attracted collectors due to its impressive presence of 36.5 mm. Launched in 1937, this example is one of the first manufactured as it was manufactured in 1938. Inherited over 30 years ago by a Swiss family, it has been kept since that time unused in the safe. Its excellent condition is reflected by the two crisp hallmarks on the side of the case and its thick and imposing lugs. With its movement number indicating one of the earliest serials known in the 530 family and retailed by Astrua and never offered on the auction market, a perfect combination for the Patek Philippe collector.