571 lots

LOT 81

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, DECK CHRONOMETER

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A very fine and rare, large, silver, keyless deck and pocket chronometer, with anibal-brass Guillaume balance and special alloy Breguet balance spring.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5000

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Year 1943

Numbers Case N.2845151, Movement N. 446158

Caliber 21'''

Dimensions 60 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Anibal (acier au nickel pour balanciers); an alloy invented by Dr. Charles Edouard Guillaume, exhibits unusual properties both in terms of thermal expansion and in changes to elasticity. These properties are very different from the two other famous alloys invented by Guillaume: Invar and Elinvar. Around 1900, Guillaume attempted to eliminate the so-called "Middle Temperature Error" caused by the change of rate in a timekeeper with a steel-brass bimetallic balance as being approximately a linear function of temperature, while the change of rate caused by change in elasticity of a balance spring as being approximately a quadratic function. As equal to zero at only two temperatures, this causes secondary error. Countless attempts were made to eliminate "Middle Temperature Error", usually by means of auxiliary compensation devices. In 1899, Guillaume noticed that steel with an addition of 44.4% nickel had a negative square coefficient of thermal expansion. This alloy, combined with brass in bimetallic lamina makes its expansion close to quadratic. Balances with bimetallic rims made of anibal and brass are usually called Guillaume balances, or, as their inventor called them, integral balances. When combined with special balance springs, they exhibit remarkable temperature stability on occasion not exceeding 1/50 second per day at 1° C. To be sold without reserve

LOT 82

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

TAVANNES, WINDOW CLOCK DISPLAY

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A fine, rare and unusual, manual wind, wood and brass desk clock.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,000 - 2000

Brand Tavannes

Year Circa 1950

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 500

To be sold without reserve

LOT 83

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, CHRONOMETRE ROYAL, VON HINDENBURG, SILVER

A fine and rare, manual wind, silver Chronometer pocket watch awarded to General Aleksandrov.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Model Chronometre Royal

Year Circa 1942

Numbers Case N. 271429, Movement N. 368940

Caliber 22''', 73-2 P.R.C

Dimensions 59 mm.

Signature Dial, Case (with engraving) and Movement.

Accessories Original photo of General Aleksandrov, WW1 Imperial Iron Cross and Warrior Merit Medal (Krieger Verdienst)

Sold: CHF 2,875

This unique watch has been awarded by the German Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg to the Bulgarian General M.Aleksandrov.

LOT 84

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, SILVER

A fine, manual wind, silver chronograph pocket watch made for the US Corps of Engineers.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,500 - 2500

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Model Corps of Engineers

Year 1918

Numbers Case N. 2743/241060, Movement N. 384878

Caliber 19

Dimensions 52 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Vacheron Constantin extract from the archives

Sold: CHF 1,875

LOT 85

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, MILITARY SILVER DECK CHRONOMETER POCKET WATCH

A fine, manual wind, silver military pocket watch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Year Circa 1943

Numbers Case N. 279645, Movement N. 444750

Caliber 163

Dimensions 60 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Fitted case

Sold: CHF 2,750

LOT 86

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

LANGE & SOHNE, B-UHR, SILVER

A fine, military, manual wind silver pocket watch with power reserve.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Brand Lange & Sohne

Model Beobachtung Uhr, Observation watch

Year 1950

Numbers Case N. 206363/ M 13127, Movement N. 206672

Caliber 21'''

Dimensions 9 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Glashutte certificate and photocopy of the Lange order book

The accompanying Lange & Sohne confirms the order of 3 pieces including this one at the price of DM 430 each in 1950.

LOT 87

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, CHRONOMETRE ROYAL, GILT BRASS

A fine, gilt brass marine Chronometer pocket watch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,500 - 2500

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Year Circa 1942

Numbers Case N. 8449, Movement N. 368849

Caliber 21'''

Dimensions 54 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 2,000

LOT 88

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, COMPANY OF CANADA, ALUMINIUM

A fine, unusual and rare, manual wind aluminium pocket watch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5000

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Reference Ref. 4348

Year Circa 1950

Numbers Case N. 307872, Movement N. 482125

Caliber V 439

Dimensions 45 mm.

Signature Dial, Case (with dedication) and Movement.

LOT 89

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

VACHERON CONSTANTIN, REF. 59001, OPENFACE POCKETWATCH

A fine, manual wind 18k yellow gold pocket watch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,500 - 2500

Brand Vacheron Constantin

Reference Ref. 59001

Year Circa 2000

Numbers Case N. 570879, Movement N. 717065

Caliber 1015

Dimensions 44 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 1,750

Property of the original Swiss family.

LOT 90

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

IWC, LARGE OPENFACE FACE POCKET WATCH, GOLD

A fine, large, manual wind 14k yellow gold pocket watch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 700 - 1300

HKD 5,600 - 10400

USD 700 - 1300

Brand IWC

Year Circa 1954

Numbers Case N. 1171772, Movement N. 1332767

Caliber 67

Dimensions 50 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 900

LOT 91

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 4302, STEEL AND PINK GOLD

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A fine and rare, manual wind, stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,000 - 2000

Brand Rolex

Model Viceroy

Reference Ref. 4302

Year Circa 1930

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex bamboo bracelet, approx. overall length 185 mm.

Numbers Case N. 290291

Caliber 10'''

Dimensions 188 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 812

To be sold without reserve

LOT 92

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 4029, PINK GOLD

A fine and extremely rare, manual wind, 18k pink gold Chronometer wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,500 - 2500

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 4029

Year Circa 1942

Bracelet Gold plated Rolex buckle

Numbers Case N. 399123

Caliber 9'''

Dimensions 27 x 40 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 2,000

LOT 93

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 3882, STEEL

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A fine, small, manual wind, stainless steel wristwatch.

Grading System: A

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,000 - 2000

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 3882

Year Circa 1954

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex buckle

Numbers Case N. 43282

Caliber 710

Dimensions 30 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

To be sold without reserve

LOT 94

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 4327, PINK GOLD

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A fine, lady's manual wind, 18k pink gold wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,200 - 2200

HKD 9,600 - 17600

USD 1,200 - 2200

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 4327

Year Circa 1960

Numbers Case N. no longer visible

Caliber 7 1/2'''

Dimensions 22 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 687

To be sold without reserve

LOT 95

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 5011, OYSTER PERPETUAL, BLACK DIAL

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A fine, self-winding, 18k yellow gold Chronometer wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,500 - 2500

Brand Rolex

Model Oyster Perpetual

Reference Ref. 5011

Year Circa 1950

Bracelet Gold plated Rolex buckle

Numbers Case N. no longer visible

Caliber 9 1/2'''

Dimensions 32 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 3,750

To be sold without reserve

LOT 96

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 3131, BUBBLEBACK, PINK GOLD

A fine, self-winding, 18k pink gold center-seconds wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 2500

HKD 12,000 - 20000

USD 1,500 - 2500

Brand Rolex

Model Oyster Perpetual

Reference Ref. 3131

Year Circa 1945

Bracelet Leather with Rolex gold plated buckle

Numbers Case N. 459481

Caliber 9 1/2'''

Dimensions 32 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 3,750

LOT 97

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 9164, YELLOW GOLD

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A fine, manual wind, 18k yellow gold wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 9164

Year 1955

Numbers Case N. 151397

Caliber 9'''

Dimensions 35 mm.

Signature Dial, Case (with dedication) and Movement.

Sold: CHF 3,250

To be sold without reserve

LOT 98

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 8952, YELLOW GOLD

A fine, manual wind, 18k yellow gold center-seconds wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 8952

Year 1955

Bracelet Gold plated Rolex buckle

Numbers Case N. 146437 (faint)

Caliber 9'''

Dimensions 35 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Half of Rolex warranty and COSC

Sold: CHF 2,750

LOT 99

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 4062, MONETTA CHRONOGRAPH, BIG EYES, PINK GOLD

A very fine and extremely rare, manual wind, 18k pink gold chronograph with coin-edge.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 18,000 - 28000

HKD 144,000 - 224000

USD 18,000 - 28000

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 4062

Year Circa 1946

Bracelet 18k pink gold Rolex buckle

Numbers Case N. 565687

Caliber 23

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 22,500

Ref. 4062 Produced in stainless steel, in stainless steel and gold and in 18K gold from 1942 to 1963. In the early 50s the lugs were larger, giving the watch a more robust appearance. This chronograph was met with great success and was produced for 21 years. This example has been kept in wonderful condition, with very clean and crisp numbers to the caseback. Prone to corrosion, dials on this reference are often redone or damaged but this beautiful and rare pink-coloured dial has been preserved in near perfect condition featuring larger counters unlike the examples that feature a tachometer scale. One of the best examples of reference 4062 in pink gold we have had the pleasure of offering.

LOT 100

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 6332, OYSTER PERPETUAL

A fine, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Brand Rolex

Model Oyster Perpetual

Reference Ref. 6635

Year 1954

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex expendable riveted bracelet Ref. 6635, dated 1968, approx. overall length 160 mm.

Numbers Case N. 980315

Caliber 645

Dimensions 34 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.