244 lots

LOT 128

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Le Coeur d?Amour? Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, No. 16219. Made for Sackermann Hessenberg & Co., Francfort s/m, circa 1854. Very fine and rare, 18K gold, red tourmaline and pearl-set heart shaped pendant watch with a heavy frosted gold necklace.

C. Three-body, heart-shaped, the bezels, band, stem and bow set with half-pearls, the front and back covers set with carved heart-shaped domed red tourmalines. Hinged gold cuvette. Necklace with finely chased foliate terminals and clasp. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute indexes, Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 20 x 18 mm., heartshaped, frosted gilt, bar calibre, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm flat-rim balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. Cuvette signed. Dim. 27 x 25 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 12,000 - 14000

EUR 8,000 - 9000

USD 10,000 - 12000

Sold: CHF 26,450

LOT 129

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Le Prince de Galles? Swiss, probably Geneva. Made circa 1800, the brooch made circa 1870. Fine, 18K gold, enamel and pearl set pendant watch with a gold, enamel and rose diamond set brooch fitting in the form of ?The Prince of Wales Feathers?.

C. Two-body, ?Empire?, reeded band, the front and back covers overlaid with dark green guilloche enamel with half-pearl set borders. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals and outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 30 mm., frosted gilt full plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance, pierced and chased continental type balance cock, silvered regulation disc. Diam. 36 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,500 - 3500

EUR 1,600 - 2300

USD 2,000 - 3000

Sold: CHF 3,220

LOT 130

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Paillon Rosette? Ilbery, London, No. 7002. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1830. Very fine gold, enamel and half-pearl set pocket watch with center seconds and duplex escapement.

C. Three-body, half-pearl set bezel, pendant and bow, hinged and sprung back cover set with a panel of royal blue guilloche enamel with multicoloured gold paillon geometric decoration of roses and foliage, half-pearl set borders. Gilt metal cuvette. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals and outer minutes / seconds track, Arabic quarter hour numerals. ?Ovoid? hands. M. 49 mm. (22???), engraved gilt, Chinese caliber, standing barrel, duplex escapement, polished steel five-arm flat-rim balance, blued steel flat balance spring, diamond endstone, index regulator. Movement signed. Cuvette with faux English hallmarks. Diam. 59 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 11,000 - 13000

EUR 7,000 - 8500

USD 9,000 - 11000

Sold: CHF 12,650

LOT 131

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Ultra-Slim - 2 mm? Swiss, probably Geneva, No. 1251. Made circa 1840. Very fine, extra slim 18K gold and painted on enamel pocket watch with Bagnolet calibre.

C. Three-body, ?bassine pincée?, profusely chased and engraved with foliage and geometric patterns, decorated with painted on enamel roses, tulips and other flowers within white, dark blue and red enamel decorated borders, stem and bow decorated to match. D. Eccentric, white enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 17???, gilt brass, foliate engraved, Bagnolet calibre, 8 jewels, standing barrel, the wheel train sunk into the single plate, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator, female winding hole. Diam. 46 mm. Thickness 3.5 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 8,000 - 10000

EUR 5,000 - 6500

USD 6,500 - 8000

Sold: CHF 11,730

LOT 132

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Bouquet of Flowers? Swiss, probably Geneva, No. 4963. Made circa 1835. Fine, slim, 18K gold jump hour pocket watch with ramolayé and painted on enamel decoration.

C. Four-body, the front cover with gold foliate ramolayé decoration against a black enamel ground, pendant and bow decorated with blue, white and black enamel, hinged and sprung back cover with a polychrome painted on enamel spray of flowers against a black ground and gold foliate border painted to resemble ramolayé. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Silver, eccentric, engine turned and foliate engraved, outer minute indexes and Arabic five minute numerals, subsidiary seconds, jump-hour aperture above. Gold minute hand with crescent tail. M. 35 mm. (15,5???), Lépine calibre, frosted gilt, 4 jewels, cylinder escapement, three-arm flat-rim gilt balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. Diam. 41 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 3000

EUR 1,300 - 2000

USD 1,600 - 2400

Sold: CHF 2,300

LOT 133

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Calm Harbour? Probably Geneva. Made for the Spanish market, circa 1840. Fine 18K gold and painted on enamel slim pocket watch.

C. Four-body, cast and chased with shells, flowers and scrolls, the back cover with a finely painted on enamel scene of a mountainous harbour-side view with a ship in full sail visible through a ruined arch in the foreground. Hinged foliate engraved cuvette with enamelled technical details. D. Silver, engine-turned, painted radial Roman numerals and outer minute indexes. Gold moon hands. M. 35 mm. (15,5???), frosted gilt, Lépine calibre, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. Diam. 41 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,500 - 1800

EUR 1,000 - 1200

USD 1,200 - 1500

Sold: CHF 2,185

LOT 134

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Lake Geneva? Sirven a Geneve, No. 1585. Made circa 1840. 18K gold and enamel lady?s pendant watch with matching gold cased key.

C. Four-body, chased and engraved, shaped bezel, cast pendant and bow, the back cover decorated with a lakeside view, enamelled scroll and flower border, shaped edge. D. Silver with radial Roman numerals, outer minute indexes, floral engraved centre. Blued steel pierced hands. M. 28 mm.(12 1/2???), frosted gilt, bar caliber, cylinder escapement, gilt brass, flat-rim three-arm balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. Cuvette signed. Diam. 38 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 1,000 - 1500

EUR 600 - 1000

USD 800 - 1200

Sold: CHF 1,035

LOT 135

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

Swiss, probably Geneva. Made circa 1830. Small, thin, 18K gold and painted on enamel lady?s pendant watch with off-center dial.

C. Four-body, the bezel, pendant and bow decorated with black, white and blue enamel and gold leaves, the back cover enamelled with a painted on enamel double coat of arms flanked by two lions rampant and surmounted by a crown. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Silver, eccentric, engine-turned, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 26 mm. (11 1/2???), frosted gilt, Lépine calibre, cylinder escapement, three-arm flatrim brass balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. Diam. 31 mm.

Grading System: B

CHF 1,000 - 1500

EUR 600 - 1000

USD 800 - 1200

LOT 136

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Pearl Rosette? Swiss, probably Geneva. No. 5155. Made for the Chinese market circa 1820. Very fine, 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set pocket watch with centre seconds.

C. Three-body, the bezel with dark blue enamel and half-pearl decoration, pendant and bow decorated to match, hinged and sprung back cover decorated with a swirling pattern of half-pearls and red and blue enamel. Hinged gold cuvette with dark blue geometric guilloche enamel decoration (chipped). D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minutes / seconds track. Gold ?snake? hands. M. 41 mm. (18 1/4???), frosted gilt, Lépine caliber, standing barrel, cylinder escapement, three-arm gold balance, flat blued steel balance spring, index regulator. Diam. 48 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 18,000 - 25000

EUR 12,000 - 16000

USD 15,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 25,300

LOT 137

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Pearls & Rubies? Bautte & Moynier à Genève, No. 32954. Made circa 1830 for the English market. Very fine, 18K gold, pearl and ruby set pocket watch with clip attachment and key decorated en suite.

C. Two-body, sprung and hinged bezel set with 30 rubies, each surrounded by a border of seed pearls, the back with border to match the bezel, the centre set entirely with pearls and set with seven rubies, pendant and bow decorated to match. D. Gold with applied polished radial Roman numerals, multicoloured foliate gold border and centre. Gold hands. M. 30 mm. (13 1/2???), gilt brass full-plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance, flat balance spring, pierced and chased continental type balance cock, silvered regulation dial. Case and movement signed. Diam. 43 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 16,000 - 22000

EUR 10,000 - 14000

USD 13,000 - 18000

Sold: CHF 29,900

LOT 138

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?The Dutch Kitchen? Attributed to Pierre Simon Gounouilhou, No. 28095, Geneva. Made circa 1815. Very fine and very rare, 18K gold and enamel watch with an automaton scene with six actions.

C. Double-body, "Directoire", polished with glazed back. D. White enamel with Arabic numerals, outer minute track and Arabic quarterhour numerals. Blued steel "ogival" hands. Magnificent varicolored gold automaton scene applied over a finely painted ground depicting a kitchen: a lady at the spinning-wheel sitting by a fire over which two chickens are being roasted, a small child opposite her, above, a dog running in a rotating cage turns the spit, at the right water runs from a fountain, below a dog plays with a cat by a basket of vegetables. M. 50 mm. (22 1/4???), gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance with flat balance spring, regulation lever in the dial plate. Automaton driven by an independent movement with going barrel and five-wheel train, eccentrically mounted and adjustable pinion as the governor, driving the automata by means of cams and levers. Numbered on the pendant. Diam. 58 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

EUR 13,000 - 20000

USD 16,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 65,550

LOT 139

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?The Musicians? Henry Capt à Genève, No. 771. Made circa 1815. Very fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel pocket watch with independent music and automata.

C. Three-body, ?Empire?, stepped bezel, reeded band, polished back with stepped border. D. Gold, eccentric, with black Arabic numerals with outer dot minute markers, engine turned center. Finely painted on enamel scene of a classical garden applied with multicoloured gold seated figures of two musicians, one playing the harp, the other playing the guitar. M. 48 mm. (21 1/2???), gilt brass, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance, flat blued steel balance spring, index regulator. Pinned cylinder musical movement with 10 steel comb teeth and connected to the automata, activated at will by pressing a button in the band. Scratch-signed on the dust ring around the movement. Diam. 57 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

EUR 13,000 - 20000

USD 16,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 48,300

LOT 140

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?The Sea-Saw? Swiss, No. 32. Made in Geneva, circa 1815. Very fine and extremely rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel, musical pocket watch with automata and concealed erotic automata.

C. Three-body, ?Empire?, polished concave bezel, reeded band, the back cover engraved and enamelled with a scene of a sailor and a lady leaving a house, a ship on the sea behind. Beneath the back cover a later painted on enamel erotic scene of a couple in an interior, a carriage visible through the window behind. D. Gold, eccentric with polished Arabic numerals on a matted ground, outer dot minute markers, engine-turned centre. Blued steel gold-tipped ?spade? hands. Finely painted on enamel scene of an Arcadian landscape, mounted with multicoloured gold automaton figures of Cupid and a lyre player on a sea-saw formed from Cupid?s bow, another Cupid strikes a pair of kettle drums below whilst a dog dances to the tune. M. 23 mm., gilt brass full-plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, cylinder escapement, pierced and chased foliate continental type balance cock, silvered regulation dial. Pinned barrel musical movement driving the automata by a series of levers and cams, activated at will by a lever in the band. Punch numbered on the front-plate. Diam. 58 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 40,000 - 50000

EUR 25,000 - 32000

USD 32,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 55,200

LOT 141

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Golden Clouds? Melly Frères & Ruegger, Geneva. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1800. Very fine and rare, oval, gold, enamel and pearl set pendant watch with calendar. Accompanied by the original leather covered fitted case.

C. Two-body, oval, stepped bezel, extended flat band decorated on both sides with filigree clouds and split pearls within a translucent blue enamel border decorated with multicoloured gold paillons. D. White enamel, oval, with Arabic chapter ring and outer minute track, Arabic quarter hour numerals, calendar dial above and regulation sector below. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 34 x 19 mm., gilt fullplate, fixed spring barrel, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance, blued steel flat balance spring. Movement signed. Dim. 53 x 38 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 4,000 - 6000

EUR 2,600 - 4000

USD 3,200 - 5000

Sold: CHF 7,475

LOT 142

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Royal Blue? Jaquet Droz, London. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1785. Very fine and extremely rare, gold, enamel and pearl-set pocket watch with centre seconds.

C. Three-body, sprung and hinged bezel set with half-pearls, extended flat band pierced with red and blue enamel oval panels with gold paillons, half-pearl border, the reverse decorated to match, the back with a panel of dark blue guilloché enamel with foliate gold paillon border, half-pearl surround and outer border. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minutes / seconds, Arabic quarter hour numerals. Pierced gold ?Jaquet Droz? hands. M. 42 mm., gilt, full plate, foliate chased and engraved backplate furniture, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, cylinder escapement, three-arm brass balance, pierced and chased single footed cock flush with the backplate, diamond endstone, silvered regulation dial, gilt brass dust ring. Signed on the gold dust ring. Diam. 64 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 20,000 - 30000

EUR 13,000 - 20000

USD 16,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 32,200

LOT 143

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Souscription? Breguet, No. 2738. Sold to Leriche on November 8, 1815, for 845 Francs. Fine, 18K gold Montre de Souscription, pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement.

C. Three-body, ?Empire?, with glazed back. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals and outer five-minute track with 2 1/2 minute divisions, signed on the reverse ?Borel, 250?, secret signature below 12. Blued-steel Breguet hand. M. 57 mm (25???), frosted gilt, souscription calibre, central barrel wound from the front or back, overhanging Breguet ruby cylinder escapement, threearm brass balance, the top pivot with pare-chute, blued steel flat balance spring, temperature compensation curb fitted to the index regulator. Dial and movement signed and numbered. Diam. 60 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 8,000 - 12000

EUR 5,000 - 8000

USD 6,500 - 10000

Sold: CHF 9,430

LOT 144

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Monsieur Dragly? Breguet, No. 1865, case No. 2696, Répétition de Première Classe, sold to Monsieur Moreau for Monsieur Dragly on June 12th, 1809, for 2400 Francs. Very fine, 18K gold dumb quarter-repeating pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement. Accompanied by a 1991 Breguet Certificate.

C. Four-body, ?Empire?, by Tavernier, polished bezel, reeded band, engine turned back. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Gold, engine turned with polished chapter ring, radial Roman numerals, outer dot minute markers, eccentric subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 49 mm (22??)., frosted gilt, standing barrel, 13 jewels, Breguet overhanging ruby cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm flat rim balance, top pivot with pare-chute, flat blued steel balance spring, bimetallic compensation curb on the index regulator, repeating the hours and quarters with a massive polished steel hammer activated by a pulland- twist action plunger in the pendant. Dial and cuvette signed, case with Tavernier?s Mastermark, movement numbered. Diam. 56 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 18,000 - 23000

EUR 12,000 - 15000

USD 15,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 39,100

LOT 145

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Le Prince de Wurtemberg? Breguet, No.355, case No. 318/355. Sold to a Spanish gentleman for Monsieur Gibernac, on 28 Fructidor an 6, (September 16, 1799), for 960 Francs, bought back and then sold to the Prince de Wurtemberg par Guthaës, on November 21, 1842, for 1600 Francs. Very fine and rare, Montre de Moyenne Grandeur, 18K gold quarter repeating hunting-cased pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement. Accompanied by a 1987 Breguet certificate.

C. Four body, ?forme quatre baguettes?, Mastermark LS, engine turned. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Frosted silver with radial Roman numerals and outer dot minute indexes. Gold Breguet hands. M. 42 mm. (18 1/2???), frosted gilt, standing barrel, ruby cylinder escapement, three-arm gold balance, blued steel flat balance spring, pare-chute suspension, temperature compensation curb, index regulator, repeating with two hammers on two gongs activated by a pull-and-twist piston in the band. Dial and movement signed. Diam. 48 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 9,000 - 11000

EUR 6,000 - 7000

USD 7,500 - 9000

Sold: CHF 28,750

LOT 146

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

?Monsieur Bastreche? Breguet, No. 608. Sold to Monsieur Bastreche, Germinal an 8 (21 March 1800 - 19 April 1801) for 3000 Francs. Very fine and rare 18K rose gold, enamel and diamond-set médaillon montre à tact. Accompanied by a 1953 Breguet certificate and later fitted box and key.

C. Three-body 'forme collier' the front cover with translucent dark blue enamel over sunburst effect engine-turning (eccentric ellipse pattern). Revolving back cover with arrow tact hand set with rose-cut diamonds and with finely reeded edge. The reeded band set with 11 rose diamond touch pieces, the diamond-set pendant with loose bow forming the 12th. Gold cuvette engraved Breguet N. 608, with apertures for the dial and the winding holes. D. Small eccentric silvered with Arabic numerals and outer minute track, mounted on the barrel bridge. Blued-steel Breguet hands, one missing. M. 34 mm (15???), fire-gilded ?souscription? caliber with center barrel wound only from the front, five-wheel, 45-hour going train controlled by ruby cylinder escapement with brass three-arm balance with flat blued-steel balance spring, index regulator. Cuvette and movement signed. Diam. 42 mm. 38.5 mm. without diamonds.

Grading System:

CHF 25,000 - 30000

EUR 16,000 - 20000

USD 20,000 - 24000

Sold: CHF 42,550

LOT 147

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P... Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 16, 2005

Breguet, No. 600. Made in Switzerland during the French Revolutionary period, circa 1795. Fine and extremely rare, quarter repeating, 18K gold pedometer-type self-winding pocket watch with virgule escapement.

C. Four-body, ?Directoire?, polished, stepped bezel and border. Gold-rimmed glazed cuvette. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Gilt brass, 3/4 plate, going barrel wound by an crescent-shaped gold weight with limiting device to prevent winding when fully wound, virgule escapement, threearm gold balance, flat blued steel balance spring, index regulator, repeating with two hammers on two square-section gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Dial and movement signed ?Breguet?, case with maker?s mark JAB, numbered on the pendant. Diam. 55 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 18,000 - 23000

EUR 12,000 - 15000

USD 15,000 - 20000

Sold: CHF 24,150