615 lots

LOT 81

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

Not signed, Japanese, mid XIXth century. Fine striking travelling clock on a shitan wood base, with original key.

C. GiIt brass, posted frame with turned pillars. D. Revolving gilt brass with sliding silver plates for the unequal Japanese hours, the half hours made of Shakudo. Blued steel pierced fixed pointer. GiIt brass dial plate engraved with flowers and foliage. M. Gilt brass rectangular with turned pillars, the back plate engraved with flowers and foliage, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass twoarm balance covered by the bell with timing weights on the arms, flat balance spring. The striking train with going barrel and count wheel on the back plate. Striking on a bell. In good condition, glazed wooden outer case lacking. Dim. 14 x 11 x 6,5 cm.

CHF 3,500 - 4000

Sold: CHF 6,670

LOT 82

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

Johann Schmidtbaur, Bamberg Fecit, circa 1740. Extremely fine and rare silver and silvered brass, hours and quarters striking and repeating travelling clock with alarm, in original leather fitted travelling box with gilt decoration.

C. Two body rectangular with cut-out corcars, glazed side panels with gilt borders, four acanthus feet and folding handle at the top, entirely engraved with foliage and formai decoration, the back door with inset bell. The face repousse with scrolls, acanthus leaves and caryatids, a laurelled portrait below the dial, small champleve fast/slow regulator at the top. D. Silver champleve with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring and inner revolving alarm setting disc. GiIt brass Louis XV hands. M. Shaped full plate with turned pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain steel three-arm balance, flat balance spring and gilt brass cock pierced and engraved with scrolled foliage. Striking train with fusee and chain, repeating the quarters before the houres and and striking hours and quarter on the bell. Alarm train with fixed barrel, striking on the same bell. The back plate border engraved with water leaves decoration. Signed on the back plate. In very good condition. Dim. 17 x 12 x 6 cm.

CHF 65,000 - 70000

Sold: CHF 108,000

LOT 83

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

Derabours à Paris, circa 1760. Very fine and rare small early, ormolu centre seconds, hour and half hour striking travelling clock, specially designed to be secured on the wall of a ship cabin.

C. Shaped, chased with foliage and rocaille decoration, a folding handle at the top and another beneath. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring. GiIt brass Louis XV hands. M. Circular gilt brass full plate with turned pillars, fusee with chain, cylinder escapement with plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass cock with large garnet end-stone. Striking on a bell, the striking train with fixed barrel and locking plate. Signed on the dial. In very good condition. Dim. 28 x 18 x 10 cm.

CHF 30,000 - 35000

Sold: CHF 48,300

LOT 84

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

Lepaute à Paris, circa 1770. Rare and very important, mahogany 15 day going, Iongcase regulator with centreseconds and the equation of time with calendar, invented circa 1760 and described in the addendum of the second edition of his Traité d'Horlogerie, Paris 1767, and in Description de plusieurs ouvrages d'Horlogerie, par Lepaute Horloger du Roi, published in 1766

C. With six glazed panels with inlaid brass bordersl. D. White enamel by Dubuisson, with Roman numerals, inner Arabic minute ring and revolving solar time chapter, apertures above "VI" for the annual calendar. Chased gilt brass hands and counterpoised blued-steel centre-seconds hand. M. Endless rope weight driven train with Lepaute pin wheel escapement, seconds beating grid-iron pendulum. Spring blade suspension. Equation cam and annual calendar ring visible below the dial. Signed on the dial. In very good condition. Dim. 195 x 48 x 22 cm.

CHF 90,000 - 120000

Sold: CHF 91,500

LOT 85

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

Bouchet, Horloger du Roy, Paris, circa 1780. Fine and very rare hour and quarter striking, moon phase astronomical, dead centre seconds skeleton clock with equation of time, full calendar, sun-rise and sun-set, special escapement with remontoire.

C. GiIt bronze frame secured on a grey marbIe base set on four gilt brass turned feet. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer minute ring (slightly restored), subsidiary enamel dial for the years, the date, the signs of the Zodiac, the days of the week, apertures for the phase of the moon and sunrise/sun-set, revolving gilt brass chapter ring for the annual calendar. GiIt brass Louis XV hands. M. Large going barrel with 15 seconds remontoire, unusual pin-wheel single-beat escapement, grid-iron half second beating pendulum with spring suspension. Independent trains for hours and quarters with going barrels and locking plates. Equation of time with kidney cam mounted on the annual calendar arbor. Signed on the sun-rise/sunset dia-Iplate. In good condition. Dim. 40 x 23 x 15 cm.

CHF 100,000 - 120000

Sold: CHF 113,500

LOT 86

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

Not signed, attributed to Gabriel Courieult's widow, circa 1788. Rare and magnificent, Sevres "beau bleu" porcelain lyre hour and hait hour striking clock with enamel painted dial by Coteau.

C. Made of soft paste porcelain, designed as a lyre, with ormolu mounts, a figure of Apollo on the top, swags of flowers hanging down; laurel leaves running around the edge of the lyre and further swags of flowers on the base. The tiered porcelain base has four bands of engine-turned ormolu mounted around it. The mock fixed vine rod gridiron is seen between the upper part of the lyre. D. Enamel chapter ring by Coteau with dates and months, outer superb painted miniatures representing the zodiac signs with delicate and intricate jewelled designs between them. Inner silver engine-turned dial with Roman numerals and outer minute ring. GiIt brass fleurs de lys hands. M. Circular gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, going barrel for both the going and the striking trains, pin-wheel escapement, plain balance with knife edge suspension. Striking on a bell with count wheel on the back plate. In very good condition. Dim. 58 x 26 x 14 cm.

CHF 0 - 0

Sold: CHF 201,500

LOT 87

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

Bourdier à Paris, circa 1820. Escapement by Ls. Tavernier, Invenit 1819. Unusual and extremely rare ormolu and blue Turquin, hour and half hour striking " portique" eight day going mantie clock with double calendar and experimental escapement.

C. Set on four gilt bronze paws, the rectangular marbIe base with a gilt bronze drawer on the face applied with a frieze of foliage and a location for the key on the top, with a gilt bronze cover decorated with leaves and entrelacs. The movement is supported by two candlestick marbIe columns, a fir cone at the top. D. GiIt brass engine-turned with Roman numerals, outer minute ring and inner date and day rings. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Brass circular full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, platform escapement with very unusual frictionnai rest escapement of Debaufre type with twin escape wheel and single jewelled pallet on the balance staff, plain steel three-arm balance, with flat balance spring and diamond end-stone. Striking on a bell, the striking train with going barrel and count wheel on the back plate. Signed on the dial and on the platform escapement. In good condition. Dim. 38 x 28 x 13 cm.

CHF 12,000 - 15000

LOT 88

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

Ignacio Rocafort, Barcelona, French, circa 1820. Rare and very fine, double face oscillating month going regulator with dead centre seconds.

C. Designed as a grid-iron pendulum, the movement inset within the bronze bob with gilt bronze bezels engine-turned and chased with foliage decoration. D. White enamel on the front face with Breguet numeral and outer minute and seconds ring. White enamel on the rear face with Breguet numerals and outer minute ring. Blued steel Breguet hands with skeletonised tips. M. Brass circular full plate with conical pillars, going barrel, the pin-wheel escapement set on the back plate. vine rod gridiron with knife edge suspension. Signed both on the front and back dials. In very good condition. Dim. 135 x 36 cm.

CHF 20,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 46,000

LOT 89

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

Not signed, French, circa 1800. Fine and rare eight day going skeleton clock with dead centre seconds and special escapement.

C. Brass frame, secured on a rectangular white marbIe base set on four gilt brass engineturn bun feet. D. White chapter ring with Roman numerals (hair lines). Blued steel " scoties" hands. M. Fully skeletonised with going barrel, unusual form of pin-wheel spring detent escapement with half second beating plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring and polished steel end-piece. In very good condition. Dim. 35 x 21 x 10 cm.

CHF 22,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 34,500

LOT 90

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

Lepaute à Paris, circa 1775. Very rare and small, hour and half hour striking, eight day going early "pendule d' officier", in original fitted leather travelling box.

C. GiIt bronze with applied cast foliage decoration, folding handle at the top, the bezel with floral chased decoration. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and outer Arabic minute ring. GiIt bras chased and pierced Louis XV hands. M. GiIt brass circular full plate with going barrels both for the going and the striking trains, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass pierced and engraved continental cock with polished steel end-piece. Striking on a bell with count wheel on the back plate. Signed on the dial. In very good condition. Dim. 18 x 9 x 6 cm. including the handle.

CHF 24,000 - 26000

Sold: CHF 41,400

LOT 91

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

Not signed, French, circa 1850. Rare and unusual gilt bronze mystery night clock after Robert-Houdin, with special escapement.

C. GiIt bronze, cubical, with cast foliage decoration, the glass dial on the top with a candlestick behind. D. Circular glass with Roman numerals and gilt brass bezel. Single gilt brass arrow hand. M. Brass, circular eight day going with going barrel, platform escapement with frictional rest escapement of Debaufre type, as improved by Paul Garnier for carriage clocks, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. In good condition. DIm. 35 x 11,5 x 10, 5 cm.

CHF 10,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 19,550

LOT 92

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

Not signed, French, circa 1810. Very fine, gilt and black lacquered bronze hour and half hour striking, "pendule au nègre", after a washed design, preserved in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.

C.Oval gilt bronze base on four bun feet with applied mounts designed as a monkey swinging between palm trees flanked by parrots feeding from pendant baskets and supporting a well modelled figure of a negro carrying a baie of cotton, a letter in his right hand and a cane in his left. D. White enamel with Roman numerals. GiIt brass arrow hands. M. Brass circular with going barrels for both the going and the striking train, anchor escapement, short pendulum with silk suspension. Striking on a bell with count wheel on the back plate. Signed on the dial. In good condition. Dim. 35 x 26 x 9 cm.

CHF 10,000 - 15000

Sold: CHF 27,600

LOT 93

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

Not signed, made by Palis, clockmaker in Bordeaux (France), made for the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1900. Unique and extraordinary large centre second skeleton clock, simulating the perpetual motion.

C. Supported by four brass columns on a rectangular moulded mahogany and cast iron base. D. Silver chapter ring with Roman numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Fully skeletonised brass full plate with turned pillars, going barrel, pin wheel escapement, half second beating pendulum with mercury compensation and spring suspension. A very large wheel with articulated hammers on the circumference, is apparently rotating by the different weights between the extended and the folded hammers whilst rewinding the the mainspring of the clock. In very good condition. Dim. 100 x 90 x 65 cm.

CHF 55,000 - 65000

LOT 94

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

Not signed, France, circa 1820. Extremely rare and unusual skeleton clock with centre seconds, simulating perpetual motion.

C. Secured on a rectangular alabaster base applied with a gilt bronze figure of Orpheus. D. White enamel chapter ring with Roman numerals. GiIt brass "Louis XV" hands. M. Concealed in the base, the going barrel drives a verge escapement controlled by a half second beating pendulum with silk suspension, the arbor of the escape wheel concealed within a fine polished steel turned column. A pinion carried on the extended arbor drives a large wheel set with bail cups on the rim and at the same time, an outer wheel set around the escape wheel, drives the Archimedes endless screw. This arrangement gives the illusion that the large ball-cup wheel is driven by the weight of the ivory balls and simultaneously activating the endless screw rising the balls back to the top. In good condition. Dim. 40 x 15 x 15 cm.

CHF 15,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 21,850

LOT 95

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

Rolex, circa 1910. Early, silver gentleman's wristwatch.

C. massive, polished, wire lugs, screwed monogrammed back. D. white enamel with painted Arabic numerals + auxiliary seconds dial. «Spade» blued steel hands. M. 11 "' «oeil-de-perdrix» decoration, 15 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In good condition. Diam. 30 mm.

CHF 1,400 - 1600

Sold: CHF 1,955

LOT 96

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

Rolex Oyster, Ref. 878, 1920's. Fine and rare cushion shaped, silver gentleman's wristwatch.

C. massive, polished, screwed back, waterproof, wire lugs. D. white enamel with painted Arabic numerals + auxiliary seconds dial. «Skeleton» blued steel hands. M. Prima, 11 1/4"' rhodiumed, 15 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to 6 positions and to all climates, flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In very good condition. Dim. 32 x 32 mm.

CHF 1,400 - 1600

Sold: CHF 1,955

LOT 97

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

Rolex Precision Lever, No. 243795-266606, made in the 1930's. Fine "Platinette", keyless watch.

C. Double body, "bassine et filets", polished. D. Three piece white enamel with "cubic" Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 15"', rhodium plated, spotted decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with micrometric index. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam.42 mm.

CHF 600 - 800

Sold: CHF 978

LOT 98

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

Rolex, circa 1915. Very fine early, silver gentleman's wristwatch.

C. massive, polished, hinged back, wire lugs. D. white enamel with painted Arabic numerals + auxiliary seconds dial. «Spade» blued steel hands. M. 12 1/2"' rhodiumed, "fausses côtes" decoration, 15 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Case and movement signed. In very good condition. Diam. 34 mm.

CHF 900 - 1200

Sold: CHF 1,495

LOT 99

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

Rolex, circa 1915. Early cushion shaped, silver gentleman's wristwatch.

C. massive, polished, silver dome, wire lugs. D. white enamel with radiumed Arabic numerals + auxiliary seconds dial. «Moderne» blued steel hands. M. 11 "' Extra Prima, rhodiumed, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In good condition. Dim. 32 x 32 mm.

CHF 2,000 - 2200

LOT 100

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

Rolex Prince «Brancard», Observatory, Ref. 971 U, 1930's. Very fine and rare rectangular curved, 9ct gold gentleman's wristwatch.

C. flared, massive, polished, stepped sides, dedicated back. D. black with painted Arabic numerals + auxiliary seconds dial. «Feuille» gold hands. M. 7 1/2"' rhodiumed, 18 jewels, lateral lever escapement, Superbalance balance adjusted to 6 positions, selfcompensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. In very good condition. Dim. 24 x 41 mm.

CHF 8,000 - 9000

Sold: CHF 11,500