286 lots

LOT 1

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

"La Tour de l'Ile"

Water-colour, signed at the bottom-left: "J.-C. Seilert", circa 1870. Dim. 17,8 x 12,6 cm.

CHF 2,500 - 3000

Sold: CHF 3,220

LOT 2

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron Chossat & Cie. à Genève, No. 6143, completed in 1812. Fine 18 ct. gold hunting cased, quarter repeating watch.

C. Four body, Empire, engine-turned with reeded band. Hinged gilt brass cuvette. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 21"', gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel endpiece. Repeating on gong by depressing the pendant. Signed on the dial, cuvette and back plate. In very good condition. Diam. 56 mm.

CHF 3,500 - 4000

Sold: CHF 5,290

LOT 3

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

A. Vacheron Girod à Genève, No. 30123, circa 1830. Fine small 18 ct. gold slim watch.

C. Four body, "forme quatre baguettes" with reeded band, the bezels, pendant and bow chased with floral decoration, the back engraved with a romantic scene in a landscape, a church on the back-ground and rocaille decoration on the border. Gold cuvette engraved with technical details. D. Silver with Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds, the centre decorated with an engine-turned castle. Blued steel Breguet bands. M. 15"', gilt brass with going barrel, four jewels, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. Signed on the cuvette and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 38 mm.

CHF 800 - 1000

Sold: CHF 1,725

LOT 4

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 20750, completed in 1825. Fine and rare 18 ct. gold, digital jumping hour watch.

C. Three body, "forme quatre baguettes", engine-turned. Hinged gilt brass cuvette. D. Silver engine-turned with jumping hour aperture, eccentric minute ring and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 22"', gilt brass, bar calibre with going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. Signed on the cuvette. In very good condition. Diam. 54 mm.

CHF 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 7,130

LOT 5

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 23148, completed in 1826. Fine and rare 18 ct. gold, digital jumping hour watch.

C. Three body, "forme quatre baguettes", engine-turned. Hinged gilt brass cuvette engraved with technical details. D. Silver engine-turned with jumping hour aperture, eccentric minute ring and subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 18-, gilt brass, bar calibre with going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. Signed on the cuvette. In good condition. Diam. 47 mm.

CHF 6,000 - 8000

Sold: CHF 6,900

LOT 6

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin à Genève, No. 36438, completed in 1835, sold to Mr. John Magnin. Fine 18 ct. gold watch.

C. Three body, "forme quatre baguettes", with reeded band and engine-turned back, the bezels pendant and bow chased with a floral decoration. Hinged gilt brass cuvette. D. Gold engineturned with raised Roman numerals and outer multicoloured gold cast floral decoration. Blued steel "fleurs de lys" hands. M. Full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring and gilt brass continental cock pierced and engraved with the letters of the signature: "V.A.C.H.E.R.O.N. & C.". signed on the cuvette, cock and back plate. In good condition. Diam. 46 mm.

CHF 3,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 3,910

LOT 7

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin à Genève, No. 39335, completed in 1838. Fine 18 ct. gold watch.

C. Three body, "forme quatre baguettes", with reeded band and engine-turned back, the bezels pendant and bow chased with a floral decoration. D. White enamel with Roman numerals. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. Full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring and gilt brass continental cock pierced and engraved with the letters of the signature: "V.A.C.H.E.R.O.N. & C.". signed on the dial, cock and back plate. In good condition. Diam. 42 mm.

CHF 3,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 2,760

LOT 8

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 24252, completed in 1825. Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel gem-set bangle with inset watch.

C. Articulated gem-set gold filigree elements with gem-set black enamelled panels with champleve flowers quivers and lyres, the rectangular cover with scalloped edges, decorated "en suite" with flowers, trophies and cornucopias, centred with a fine rectangular painted representation of " Psyché and Cupid" D. Gold engine-turned with Roman mimerais on a polished chapter. Gold "spade" bands. M. 13"' Hinged gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental cock with polished steel endpiece. Signed on the back plate. In good condition. Diam. of the dial: 29 mm., greatest width of the bracelet: 58 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 29,900

LOT 9

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 52162, completed in 1847. Fine 18 ct. gold, small quarter repeating watch.

C. Four body, "forme quatre baguettes", engine turned with reeded band, the back engraved with an escutcheon. Gold cuvette engraved with technical details. D. White enamel with Roman numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 17"', gilt brass with going barren, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. Repeating on gongs with slide in the band. Signed on the cuvette. In very good condition. Diam. 43 mm.

CHF 3,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 3,680

LOT 10

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin in Geneva, No. 77326, completed in 1855, sold on 31 May 1855 in New York. Fine and unusual 18 ct. gold hunting cased watch.

C. Four body, "forme quatre baguettes", with reeded band, engine-turned in a "vermicelli" pattern the back centred with an engraved vine leaf. Gold cuvette engine-turned on the border and engraved with technical details. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and sunk subsidiary. Blued steel "spade" hands. M. 17"', gilt brass, bar calibre, 13 jewels, Swiss lateral lever escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. Signed on the cuvette and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 43 mm.

CHF 2,000 - 2500

Sold: CHF 2,300

LOT 11

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin in Geneva, No. 78450, completed in 1855, sold on 1855 in New York. Fine 18 ct. gold hunting cased watch.

C. Four body, "forme quatre baguettes", with reeded band, engine-turned "à grains d'orge". Gold cuvette engine-turned on the border and engraved with technical details. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Gold "Breguet hands. M. 16"', gilt brass, bar calibre, 13 jewels, Swiss lateral lever escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with bimetallic compensation curb on the index. Signed on the dial, cuvette and movement. In good condition. Diam. 42 mm.

CHF 1,700 - 2000

LOT 12

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 118009, completed in July 1865, sold on 1865 in France. Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel fob watch.

C. Four body, bezels and band chased with a formal decoration, the back of blue enamel with a painted bunch of flowers, small roses on the border and outer chased decoration. Gold engineturned cuvette engraved with a narre and the dated: 1851-1875. D. White enamel with Roman numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 14"', gilt brass, bar calibre, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. Signed on the movement. In very good condition. Diam. 35 mm.

CHF 3,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 4,140

LOT 13

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

César Vacheron & Cie., Genève, Ancienne Maison Vacheron & Constantin, No. 122581, completed in April 1869, sold on 23 July 1869. Fine 18 ct. gold hunting cased keyless watch.

C. Four body, massive, "bassine et filets", engineturned with reeded band. Gold cuvette engraved with technical details. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "fleurs-de-lys" hands. M. 18"', gilt brass, 15 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 47 mm.

CHF 5,000 - 6000

Sold: CHF 5,635

LOT 14

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Geneva, Vve. C. Vacheron & Co. Successors, No. 135635, completed in January 1873, sold on 15 October 1973 to M. Drion. Fine 18 ct. gold hunting cased keyless watch.

C. Four body, massive, "bassine et filets", engineturned with reeded band. Gold cuvette with engine-turned border. D. White enamel with Roman numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "fleurs-de-lys" hands. M. 19"', nickel plated, 17 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 50 mm.

CHF 5,000 - 6000

Sold: CHF 5,060

LOT 15

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Geneva, No. 168216 completed in December 1888. Very fine 18 ct. gold, keyless minute repeating watch with split seconds chronograph.

C. Four body, massive, "bassine et filets", polished, the monogram: "S.S.J." engraved on the back. Gold cuvette engraved with the date: Nov. 14, 1894. D. White enamel with Roman numerals, outer red Arabic minute and chronograph rings and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "fleursde- lys" hands. M. Glazed 19"', nickel plated, 31 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, adjusted cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with special micrometric index patented on January 8, 1884. Repeating on gongs with slide in the band. Chronograph with visible work, the button on the winding crown, split seconds push piece in the band. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 15,000 - 18000

Sold: CHF 17,250

LOT 16

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 184811, completed in June 1889. Fine 18 ct. pink gold keyless watch with chronograph and 30 minute instantaneous recorder, in original mahogany fitted box.

C. Four body, massive, "demi-bassine et filets" the back applied with a gold monogram: "P.J.B.". Gold cuvette engraved with a dedication dated 1899. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, red outer Arabic minute and chronograph rings, sunk subsidiary seconds and minute register. Gold "spade" hands. M. 19"', gilt brass, 20 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with a swanneck micrometric index. Chronograph with visible work and push-piece on the winding crown. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 53 mm.

CHF 4,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 5,520

LOT 17

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, No. 170524, retailed by Gustave Sandoz, Palais Royal 147-148, Paris, made especially for the "Exposition Universelle de Paris" in 1889. Exceptionally rare and fine 18 ct. gold and diamonds lady's wristwatch with gold bangle decorated with two carved caryatids figuring the lugs.

C. massive, polished, engraved band, revolving engraved bezel for winding-up the watch, entirely set with diamonds. D. White enamel with painted blue and red Arabie numerals. "Moderne" gold hands. M. 9"', gilt brass, 15 jewels, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance, selfcompensating flat balance-spring. Vacheron & Constantin Punch mark on the front plate beneath the dial, numbered on the case and movement. Signed Gustave Sandoz on the back. In very good condition. Diam. 25 mm.

CHF 30,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 28,750

LOT 18

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 169023, made for F. & C. Fabre, Buenos-Aires, completed in April 1888, sold on 12 May 1888. Fine 18 ct. gold and enamel keyless fob-watch.

C. Three body, "grande gouge", the back of dark blue enamel overlaid with a gold pierced chased monogram and foliage decoration. Gold cuvette. D. Dark blue enamel overlaid with pierced and engraved gold radial Arabic numerals and foliage decoration. Blued steel hands. M. 10"', gilt brass, bar calibre with going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain brass threearm balance, flat balance spring. Signed on the cuvette. In very good condition. Diam. 28 mm.

CHF 2,500 - 3000

Sold: CHF 3,220

LOT 19

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 298928, case No. 179621, made for Einilio Gramaglia, Via Roma, Torino, in 1895. Fine 18 ct. gold diamond-set keyless fobwatch.

C. Three body, massive, "bassine", the back with bright cut stars inlaid with rose-diamonds. Gold cuvette. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer red Arabic ring for hours from 13 to 24, and sunk subsidiary seconds. Gold "Louis XV" hands. M. 11"', gilt brass, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 30 mm.

CHF 1,500 - 2000

Sold: CHF 2,185

LOT 20

The Art Of Vacheron Constantin Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 13, 1994

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No 312135, case No 188318, completed in February 1900, sold on 19 April 1900 in Italia. Fine 18ct. gold keyless fob-watch.

C. three body, massive, "bassine", dedicated in the back, gold cuvette. D. white enamel with Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds. Gold "Breguet" hands. M. 11" gilt brass, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring. Signed on the dial, case and movement. In very good condition. Diam. 30 mm.

CHF 1,200 - 1600

Sold: CHF 2,530