615 lots

LOT 61

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Breguet «Armée de l'Air», Type 20 5101/54, Ref. 7517, 1950's. Fine stainless steel military wristwatch with «retour en vol» round button chronograph and register.

C. polished, screwed back, waterproof, reeded revolving bezel, ball-shaped winding-crown. D. black with painted radiumed Arabic numerals + auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials. «Skeleton» radiumed hands. M. 14"' rhodiumed, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial and case signed. In very good condition. Diam. 38 mm.

CHF 4,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 6,325

LOT 62

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Leroy, Paris, No. 350, sold to Mr. Abbé Desgodins in 1874. Fine small 40 hour going deck chronometer with power reserve indication.

C. Three body mahogany deck-watch type box. Brass bowl with screwed bezel. D. Frosted and silvered with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down scale. GiIt brass "spade" hands. M. Brass full plate, spotted finished with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, 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 blued steel helical balance spring with terminal curves, diamond end-stone. Signed on the dial. In very good condition. Dial diam. 62 mm.

CHF 5,000 - 7000

Sold: CHF 5,750

LOT 63

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie, Paris, No. 1101, sold to Mr. Armstrong (Grèce) on 20 November 1909. Fine small 36 hour going deck chronometer with power reserve indication.

C. Three body mahogany deck-watch type box. Brass bowl with screwed bezel. D. Frosted and silvered with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down scale. GiIt brass "spade" hands. M. Frosted and gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, the barrel passing through the back plate, and secured by a bridge, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, Guillaume integral compensation balance, free sprung blued steel helical balance spring with terminal curves, diamond end-stone. Signed on the dial and back plate. In very good condition. Dial diam. 70 mm.

CHF 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 6,325

LOT 64

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie, Paris, No. 1576, sold to the French Navy following the timing contest organised from June to October 1936. Fine mahogany 49 hour going marine chronometer with power reserve indication.

C.Three body mahogany box with external brass handles, glazed upper section with hinged lid. Brass circular gimbal and bowl. D. Silvered with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down sector. GiIt brass "spade" hands. M. Brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain and maintaining power, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, Guillaume integral compensation balance, free sprung blued steel helical balance spring with terminal curves, diamond end-stone. Signed on the dial and back plate. In very good condition. Dial diam. 95 mm.

CHF 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 6,325

LOT 65

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie., Paris, No. 1943, ATO Patent, sold to the French Navy in 1961. Fine mahogany Chronostat III.

C. Double body mahogany, rectangular with glazed lid. D. Silvered with Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds.Blued steel "dauphines" hands. M. Transistor controlled electrically impulse, chronometer pattern Guillaume balance, free sprung blued steel helical balance spring. Signed on the dial and the movement. In very good condition. Dim. 17 x 13 x 9 cm.

CHF 3,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 2,875

LOT 66

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie., Paris, No. 1852, Brillé Patent, sold in 1959 for 1500 Francs, to the Service Hydrographique de la Marine, with original rating book, attesting it was delivered to the submarine L'Espadon on the 19 April 1963. It was subsequently transfered and used on the submarine Arethuse from the 7 April 1977. Fine Base de temps electromagnetique type "Chronostat II".

C. Square glazed amagnetic painted metal case. M. Transistor controlled electrically impulse, chronometer pattern Guillaume balance, free sprung blued steel helical balance spring. Signed on the movement. In very good condition. Dim. 70 x 67 x 40 Mm.

CHF 800 - 1200

Sold: CHF 633

LOT 67

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie., Horlogers de la Marine, 7, Bd. de la Madeleine, Paris, No. 18365, circa 1900. Fine gilt bronze, eight-day going, quarter - repeating "petite sonnerie" carriage clock with alarm, in original travelling fitted box.

C. GiIt brass, "humpbacked", moulded. D. Silvered engine-turned with Arabic numerals. Blued-steel "Breguet" hands. M. Brass, rectangular with going barrels both on the going and the striking train, platform escapement with lateral lever escapement, bimetallic balance, blued-steel flat balance spring. Alarm train with small alarm setting dial on the back plate. Striking, repeating and alarm on gongs with button on the top and petite sonnerie/silent optional lever in the base. Signed on the dial and movement. In very good condition. Dim. 16 x 12 x 8 cm. excluding the handle.

CHF 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 9,775

LOT 68

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie., Horlogers de la Marine, 7, Bd. de la Madeleine, Paris, No. 22576, circa 1900. Fine gilt bronze, eight-day going, quarter - repeating "petite sonnerie" carriage clock.

C.GiIt brass, "Gorge", glazed on five sides. D. White enamel with Roman numerals. Bluedsteel "spade" hands. Mat gilt brass dial-plate. M. Brass, rectangular with going barrels both on the going and the striking train, platform escapement with lateral lever escapement, bimetallic balance, blued-steel flat balance spring. Striking and repeating on gongs with button on the top and petite sonnerie/silent optional lever in the base. Signed on the dial and movement. In very good condition. Dim. 12,5 x 8 x 7 cm. excluding the handle.

CHF 4,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 4,830

LOT 69

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie., Horlogers de la Marine, 7, Bd. de la Madeleine, Paris, No. 59562, circa 1900. Fine 18 ct. pink gold, keyless minute repeating watch.

C. Three body, massive, "bassine et filets, carrure plate", polished, the back engraved with the monogram "A.M.", the inside with a dedication dated 1900. Gold cuvette. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Gold "spade " hands. M.18"', gilt brass, 29 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Repeating on gongs with slide in the band. Signed on the dial, cuvette and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 52 mm.

CHF 4,500 - 5500

Sold: CHF 5,175

LOT 70

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie., Horlogers de la Marine, 7, Bd. de la Madeleine, Paris, No. 68990, circa 1900. Fine 18 ct. gold, keyless minute repeating watch with split seconds chronograph and instantaneous 30 minute recorder.

C. Three body, massive, "bassine", polished, the back engraved with the monogram "A. A.O.". Gold cuvette. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute and chronograph ring, sunk subsidiary seconds and minute register. Gold "spade" hands. M. 18"', gilt brass, 29 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Repeating on gongs with slide in the band. Split seconds chronograph with visible work, button on the winding crown and push piece in the band. Signed on the dial and cuvette. In very good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 8,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 10,350

LOT 71

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

L. Leroy & Cie. No. 6 and 16047/210642 made in 1925 for M. le Comte Humbert de Liedekerke-Beaufort. One of a series of seven watches made by Mr. Léon Leroy in Paris, to satisfy the requirements of seven clients, all connoisseurs of fine watchcraft. Extremely fine and elegant 18 ct. gold self-winding watch with triple digital calendar, in original fitted box, with the original certificate and key.

C. Three piece, massive, "Empire", polished, the back with a black champleve crowned crest of the Liedekerke-Beaufort family. D. Silver engine-turned with eccentric Arabic chapter ring and apertures for month, date and day. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 18-, frosted and gilt, bar calibre, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. The large gold winding weight, engraved: Série unique de 7 montres, fabriquées par L. Leroy & Cie.-1925, No. 6-Exécuté pour M. le Comte Humbert de Liedekerke-Beaufort, is pivoted on the border of the movement. Thirty minutes walk daily suffice to wind the movement and to provide a 30 hour going reserve. It can also be wound by a key. Both winding and hand-setting functions are operated through small squares in the band of the case, disclosed by revolving the bezel. Signed on the dial and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 51 mm. This unique series of 7 watches is described by A. Chapuis and E. Gelis in The History of the Self-Winding Watch 1770-1931, Neuchâtel, Editions du Griffon, pp. 220-223. The

CHF 50,000 - 60000

Sold: CHF 87,100

LOT 72

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Not signed, Swiss, circa 1900. Rare and unusual, giit brass, eight day going, hour striking and repeating "mignonette" carriage clock.

C. GiIt brass, "corniche"type, glazed with five glazed panels, the bevelled base with an engraved cross. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals and outer red Arabic minute ring. Blued steel " spade" hands. M. Brass, rectangular with going barrels both for the going and the striking train, platform escapement with lateral lever escapement, bimetallic balance, blued-steel flat balance spring. Striking and repeating on gongs with button on the top. In very good condition. Dim. 6,8 x 4,4 x 3,9 cm.

CHF 0 - 0

Sold: CHF 5,750

LOT 73

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

J. W. Benson, French, made for the English market, circa 1890. Fine and rare giit brass, "grande and petite sonnerie", quarter repeating, eight day going giant carriage clock with porcelain panels.

C. GiIt bronze, "gorge", entirely engraved with a floral and palmet decoration. Side porcelain panels painted with young loving couples within blue and gilt frames. D. Porcelain panel, a sitting maiden in a landscape, painted at the base, the chapter ring with Roman numerals. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. Eight day going double train movement with going barrels. Large engine-turned silvered platform escapement, lateral lever escapement, uncut bimetallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring. Striking and repeating a gong with button at the top, " grande/petite sonnerie", strike/silent optional lever in the base. In very good condition. Dim. 22 x 13,5 x 10 cm.

CHF 10,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 29,900

LOT 74

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Anonymous, French, circa 1890. Very fine and rare oval gilt bronze "grande and petite sonnerie", quarter-repeating carriage clock with alarm and dual calendar, in original fitted travelling box.

C. GiIt bronze, "oval", glazed on five faces. D. White enamel with Roman numerals, subsidiary dials for alarm setting, days of the week and date. Blued-steel Breguet hands. M. Brass, eight-day with going barrels both on the going and the striking trains, platform escapement with straight )ine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, blued-steel Breguet balance spring. Striking repeating and alarm on gongs with button on the top, grande and petite sonnerie/silent, optional lever in the base. In very good condition. Dim. 14 x 12 x 10 cm., excluding the handle.

CHF 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 6,900

LOT 75

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Not signed, Saint Nicolas d'Aliermont, circa 1900. Fine glazed gilt brass, eight day going "petite sonnerie", quarter repeating carriage clock.

C. GiIt brass, "Anglaise", glazed on five faces, with chased decoration. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and subsidiary alarm setting dial. Blued steel "romanes simples" hands. M. Brass, rectangular with going barrels both on the going and the striking train, platform escapement with straight )ine lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, bluedsteel flat balance spring. Striking, repeating and alarm on gongs with button on the top. In very good condition. Dim. 15 x 9,5 x 8,5 cm. excluding the handle.

CHF 4,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 3,910

LOT 76

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Not signed, French, made for the Chinese market, circa 1840. Fine giit brass and enamel, hour and half hour striking, eight day going carriage clock with centre seconds.

C. GiIt brass, "one-piece-case" with five glazed panels, entirely engraved with champleve blue, green, white and red translucent enamelled decoration. D. White enamel with Roman numerals. Blued steel "treffle" hands. GiIt brass dial plate engraved with flowers and with champleve blue, green, white and red translucent enamelled decoration. M. Brass, rectangular with going barrels both on the going and the striking train, engraved platform escapement with lateral lever escapement, bimetallic balance, bluedsteel flat balance spring. Striking on a bell. In very good condition. Dim. 14 x 10 x 8,6 cm.

CHF 5,500 - 6500

Sold: CHF 7,475

LOT 77

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Unsigned, made by Paul Garnier, No. 1691, circa 1850. Fine gilt bronze, eight-day going, hour and half hour striking and repeating carriage clock with alarm and special escapement.

C. GiIt bronze, "later type multi-piece" entirely engraved with scrolls. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and subsidiary alarm setting dial. Blued-steel "trefle" hands. M. Brass, rectangular with going barrels both on the going and the striking trains, Paul Garnier frictionnai rest escapement with double escape wheel and single pallet on the balance staff, plain three-arm brass balance, flat balance spring. Striking on a bell. In very good condition. Dim. 13 x 9 x 7,5 cm. excluding the handle.

CHF 4,500 - 5500

Sold: CHF 5,865

LOT 78

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Anonymous, French, Patent S.G.D.G. circa 1890. Fine and rare gilt brass hour and half hour striking "mignonette" carriage clock with unusual striking work.

C. Gilt brass "gorge" type, glazed on five sides. D. White enamel with Roman numerals. Blued-steel "spade" hands. M. Brass eight-day going with single double ended going barrel for both the going and the striking train, platform escapement with lateral lever escapement, bimetallic balance, blued-steel flat balance spring. Striking on a bell set in the base, the striking work visible on the back plate. In very good condition. Dim. 7 x 5 x 4,5 cm., excluding the handle.

CHF 5,500 - 6500

LOT 79

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

Not signed, "Le Guet", made by Valmé, Les Ponts de Martel, for the English market, circa 1908. Fine silver eight day going, minute repeating, miniature carriage clock.

C. Plain silver, the folding handle on the top, initiais engraved below the dial aperture, the back door engraved: "25 December 1908". D. White enamel with Roman numerals. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. Rectangular, gilt brass with going barrel, 13 jewels, platform straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Repeating on gongs with button on the top. In very good condition. Dim. 6 x 4 x 3 cm.

CHF 2,800 - 3200

Sold: CHF 3,450

LOT 80

Important Watches, Wristwatches and C... Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 1994

"J*D", No. 851, circa 1890. Fine and rare "mignonette" eight day going carriage clock with "pietra-dura" panels.

C. GiIt brass, "gorge" glazed on three faces, the side panels of "pietra-dura" marquettery over a black ground, lily of the valley with a butterfly on the right, forget-me-not and a butterfly on the left. D. Mat gilt brass with Roman numerals. Blued steel "spade" hands. Mat gilt brass dial-plate. M. Brass, rectangular with going barrel, platform escapement with lateral lever escapement, bimetallic balance, blued-steel flat balance spring. Trade mark punched on the back plate. In very good condition. Dim. 7,7 x 5,4 x 4,8 cm.

CHF 3,500 - 4000