554 lots

LOT 81

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

BREGUET SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH POCKET WATCH Breguet, movement no. 1546498. Made circa 1950. Fine and rare, large, keyless, chromed, split-seconds chronograph watch.

Four-body, chromed, polished, outer case with number 2420, inged steel cuvette. White with painted black Arabic numerals, 1/10th of a second track and inner Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for seocnds and 30-minute counter. Blued steel hand, red split-seconds hand. Cal. 1130, gilt brass, straight-line lever escapement, fast-beating monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 3,750

Dial signed, movement numbered. DIAM. 65 mm.THICKNESS 25 mm.

LOT 82

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

LONGINES, VERY LARGE CENTER SECONDS STEEL POCKET WATCH Longines, movement No. 7418779, case No. 23672. Made for the Belgian agent Bessire in 1948. Fine and rare, stainless steel, antimagnetic keyless pocket watch with chronograph and central progressive 60-minute register. Accompanied by the original fitted box and a Longines extract from the archives.

Four-body, bassine, polished. Hinged nickel cuvette. Silver, black Arabic painted numerals, outermost second divisions with Arabic five-second numerals. Blued steel hands. Cal. 37.9, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 19 jewels, straight-line lever escapement with gold pallet fork, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 79 mm. THICKNESS 19 mm.

LOT 83

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

EXCELSIOR PARK, INKING CHRONOGRAPH Excelsior Park, Swiss. Made circa 1923. Very fine and extremely rare stainless steel, keyless inking chronograph regulator style dial, with its original fitted box with original ink bottle and electric start/stop mechanism.

Cylindrical, buttons in the band to open the bezel, mark the ink and start and stop. White enamel with Arabic numerals and subsidiary 60-minute registers. Blued steel arrow inking hand. 20"', frosted and gilt quarter plate, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring. Chronograph button on the winding crown and inking push-pieces in the band.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,000 - 7000

Signed on the dial, case and movement. DIAM. 102 mm.

LOT 84

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ULYSSE NARDIN YELLOW GOLD CHRONOMETER, ENAMEL DIAL POCKET WATCH Ulysse Nardin, Locle, Suisse, retailed by Turler, Chronometer, No. 19605, case No. 333084. Made in the 1930s. Very fine, thin, keyless, 18K yellow gold, Chronometer pocket watch. Accompanied by the original fitted box

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, bassine, solid, polished, caseback with initial. Enamel with Roman numerals, outer minute track, sunk guilloche subsidiary seconds dial. Steel luminous skeleton hands. Cal. 16 1/2''', rhodium-plated, cotes de geneve, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with timing screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan neck micrometer regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 1,875

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 50 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 85

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ULYSSE NARDIN, ENAMEL DIAL, SILVER Ulysse Nardin, Locle, No. 715204, case No. 659042. Made circa 1939. Fine, keyless, silver pocket watch. Accompanied by a fitted box

Three-body, solid, polished, "bassine". White enamel with radial arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel skeleton hands. Frosted, 18 jewels, gold screwed chatons, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with terminal curve, micrometric swan neck regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 800 - 1400

HKD 6,400 - 11200

USD 800 - 1400

Dial, case and movement signed DIAM. 52 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm.

LOT 86

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

A LANGE & SÖHNE POCKET WATCH PINK GOLD HUNTER Deutsche Uhrenfabrikation, A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/ Sa, No. 29208 Made circa 1880. Very fine, hunting cased, keyless, 18K pink gold pocket watch with Lange Guillaume-type balance. Accompanied by an A. Lange & Söhne fitted box, a long 18K rose gold finelink chain,spare crystal, mainspring, 2 services papers from 1898 and 1906 and the original certificate.

Four-body, bassine, polished, Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with bold dauphine numerals, outer minute track with red Arabic five-minute numerals, subsidiary seconds dial. Gold Louis XV hands 44 mm. Glashütte 3/4-plate, frosted gilt, 16 jewels, straight-line Glashütte lever escapement, gold pallet fork and escape wheel, Lange Guillaume-type balance with gold timing screws, blued steel Breguet balance-spring, the terminal stud adjustable by a screw, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 4,250

Dial, case and movement signed. Case,dial and movement signed. DIAM. 53 mm.

LOT 87

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

LONGINES MINUTE-REPEATER Longines Minute-Repeater Longines, Swiss, case No. 2962739. Sold in 1920. Fine and large, minute-repeating, 18K gold, hunting-cased, keyless pocket watch. Accompanied by its original box

Four-body, "bassine", polished. Hinged gold cuvette engraved with medals won at different Exhibitions. White enamel, Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel "spade" hands. 45 mm.frosted gilt, 29 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide in the band, silent centrifugal governor.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 4,000 - 6000

HKD 32,000 - 48000

USD 4,000 - 6000

Sold: CHF 9,375

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 55 mm.

LOT 88

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

SAVOYE FRERES, CARILLON MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH, FIRST CLASS Savoye Freres & Cie, retailed by Charpentier, No. 292121. Very fine and extremely rare, keyless pocket chronometer, 18k yellow gold pocket watch with chronograph and carillon minute repeater. Made circa 1907. Accompanied by a fitted box and the Bulletin de premiere Classe de l'Observatoire National de Besancon, in 1908.

Four body, massive, polished, hinged gold cuvette, outside cover with applied monogram. White enamel with arabic numerals, outer minutes ring and sunk subsidiary seconds, subsidiary dial for 30-minute counter. Pink gold "spade" hands. Gilt brass, 20 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted by Jaccard, blued-steel balance spring with terminal curve.

Grading System:

CHF 15,000 - 25000

HKD 120,000 - 200000

USD 15,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 21,250

Signed on the case and movement. DIAM. 56.5 mm. THICKNESS 19 mm.

LOT 89

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

OMEGA, CHRONOMETRE, THE VERY BEST Omega, "Chronomètre", No. 5983774, case No. 6490404, Ref. OV 241 JV. Sold on July 30, 1925. Very fine, rare and important, hunting-cased, 18K yellow gold keyless pocket chronometer, one of a series of 300 pieces made circa 1925. Accompanied by the Omega extract from the archives

Four-body, "bassine", hinged gold cuvette engraved "Chronomètre Omega". Two-tone champagne and silver with arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, painted Omega name and sign in black and the words "Chronomètre" in red at 12 o'clock. Cal. 43.15 S Very Best, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 23 jewels, most in screwed gold chatons, safety pinion, bimetallic cut compensation balance, adjusted to 6 positions and temperatures, blued steel Breguet balance spring, eccentric cam micrometer regulator, gold wheel train.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 5,000 - 8000

HKD 40,000 - 64000

USD 5,000 - 8000

Dial, case and movement signed.. DIAM. 52 mm. The present watch cost 1,085 Swiss francs in 1929. By way of comparison, that same year Tiffany & Co. sold a Patek Philippe minute-repeating perpetual calendar pocket watch with moon phases, split-second chronograph and 30-minute counter for 2,835 Swiss francs, and a standard 18K gold hunting-cased pocket watch with 20''' movement could be bought for 385 Swiss francs. The fact that this watch cost nearly 40% as much as a highly complicated Patek Philippe and over four times as much as that company's standard production is due to the cost of manufacturing such a high-precision movement. Precision movements are made to much smaller mechanical tolerances than standard watch movements and often take as long to manufacture and regulate as complicated movements. Precision watches were also prized possessions and were often reserved for the manufacturer's best clients. Cal. 43.15 S Very Best The "Very Best" grade replaced the "DDR" as Omega's highest quality Chronometer movement in July 1922. This caliber was made in 600 examples, 300 Lépine and 300 Savonnette. The term "Very Best" was trademarked by Omega for dials, cases, and movements, in 1904.

LOT 90

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

PATEK PHILIPPE POCKET WATCH, ENAMEL DIAL YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 194959, case No. 290399. Made circa 1920. Fine, large, hunting-cased, keyless, 18K yellow gold dress watch

Four-body, "bassine", solid, polished, hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with painted large Breguet numerals, outer minute track, sunk subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel "spade" hands. Cal. 18```, frosted gilt, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement "à moustache", cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance- spring.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,500 - 3500

HKD 20,000 - 28000

USD 2,500 - 3500

Sold: CHF 4,375

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 50 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm.

LOT 91

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN CHRONOMETRE ROYAL YELLOW GOLD Vacheron & constantin chronometre royal yellow gold vacheron & constantin, genève, "chronomètre royal", no. 342412, case no. 208912. made circa 1900. Very fine and rare, keyless, 18K yellow gold pocket lever chronometer.

Four-body, bassine, polished, engine-turned case back. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel with bold radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Yellow gold spade hands. 17```, frosted gilt, 18 jewels, wolf`s tooth winding, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 4,000

Dial, case, cuvette and movement signed. DIAM. 57 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm.

LOT 92

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

POCKET WATCH ENAMEL AND YELLOW GOLD Pocket watch enamel and yellow gold movement number 8073, Made circa 1800. Very fine, 18K yellow gold and enamel pocket watch.

Two-body, "Directoire," hinged, the back with a finely painted on enamel scene depicting a lady in a wheat field. Off-white enamel with radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track, outermost Arabic 5-minute markers. Blue steel Breguet hands. Gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental clock, polished steel end-piece Movement signed.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 4000

HKD 16,000 - 32000

USD 2,000 - 4000

Sold: CHF 2,750

DIAM. 45 mm.

LOT 93

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

CHEVALIER ,HORLOGER DU ROI,GOLD & CABOCHON GARNET WATCH & CHATELAINE Chevalier ,horloger du roi,gold & cabochon garnet watch & chatelaine swiss, no. 4550. made circa 1790. Fine and rare, 18K gold, garnet set keyless lady's pendant watch with gold and diamonds detachable chatelaine en suite.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Two-body, "Louis XVI", by "PDM", back with oval medallion painted on enamel with Cupids, courting doves, border with paste-set applied multi-colored enamel decoration forming a foliate swag, enamel decoration bezel. Châtelaine: heavy gold chatelaine set with a matching large oval garnet cabochon. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute dot divisions with five-minute Arabic numerals, winding aperture at 1. Gold diamonds set hands. 28 mm. hinged, frosted gilt full-plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement, brass balance with flat balance spring, continental cock with polished steel endplate, silver regulation disc.

Grading System: A

CHF 4,000 - 6000

HKD 32,000 - 48000

USD 4,000 - 6000

Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 42 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 94

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,000 - 2000

DIAM. 27 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 95

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

PAUL DITISHEIM, MINATURE VICTORIA COIN WATCH Paul Ditisheim, Swiss, case no. 915/2362, made circa 1910. Fine, small and very rare 18K yellow gold pocket watch within an English Victoria coin.

Four-body, solid, reeded band and bow, hinged cuvette, within Victoria coin dated 1900. Champagne with black painted Arabic numerals. Blued steel breguet hands. Gilt, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, index regulator, shock- protection. Case numbered.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,500 - 4500

HKD 20,000 - 36000

USD 2,500 - 4500

Sold: CHF 3,500

DIAM. 22 mm. THICKNESS 6 mm.

LOT 96

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

MINERVA, MASONIC PENDANT WATCH, SILVER Minerva, Swiss. Made in a limited edition of 500 pieces, circa 1989. Fine and unusual silver keyless Massonic pendant watch.

Two piece, massive, designed as a Masonic apron, polished and satine, the bezel engraved with the Union Chain, the pendant with Masonic symbols, the back with a representation of the Quadrature of the circle, with the letter "G" for Gnose and Geometry. Blue and white enamel, with gilt Masonic symbols in place of numerals, white triangular centre with further symbols. Gilt sword hands. 10,5''', rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, mono-metallic balance, self compensating flat balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 1,000 - 2000

HKD 8,000 - 16000

USD 1,000 - 2000

Sold: CHF 1,750

Case and movement signed. DIM. 66.5 x 45 mm.

LOT 97

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ANONYMOUS, SILVER AND DIAMOND PENDANT WATCH Anonymous, Swiss. Made circa 1900. Very fine, silver gilt and guilloche enamel keyless lady's pendant watch.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Three-body, demi-bassine, diamond-set bezel and case back decorated with a Spanish count crown. Blue guilloche with painted arabic numerals. Gilt spade hands. Gilt, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, plain three arm balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: A

CHF 800 - 1400

HKD 6,400 - 11200

USD 800 - 1400

Sold: CHF 531

DIAM. 26 mm. THICKNESS 8 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 98

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

A) "THE FOUNTAIN OF LOVE" Matthey et Compagnie.Gold and enamel "The Fountain of Love," number 805. Made circa 1790. Very fine, 18K yellow gold and enamel pocket watch. B) SWISS, GILT BRASS POCKET WATCH SWISS, GILT BRASS POCKET WATCH Swiss. circa 1860.Gilt brass and painted on enamel and diamonds pocket watch. C) ALLIEZ ET BERGUER, GENEVE. Alliez et Berguer, Geneve. Made circa 1810. Fine, gilt-metal, painted on enamel pocket watch.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A) Two-body, "Directoire," hinged, the back with a finely painted on enamel scene depicting a couple by a fountain set with rose-cut diamonds, royal blue translucent enamel background over engine-turning, bezel decorated with white and blue enamel triangles and paillons. White enamel with painted Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, aperture for the winding at 2. Gold pierced hands Gilt brass full plate with cylindrical pillars, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring, gilt brass continental clock, polished steel end-piece. C) Two-body, empire, the back with a painted on enamel decorated scene of a young shepherd shepherdess in a landscape four sheeps. White enamel with Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Blued steel Breguet hands. 35 mm., matte gilt, full plate, cylindrical pillars, fusee and chain, verge escapement with micrometric potence adjustment, three-arm brass balance, fl at balance spring, pierced and engraved continental cock with polished steel endplate, silver regulation dial. Movement signed.

Grading System: A) AA B) A C) B

CHF 7,000 - 9000

HKD 56,000 - 72000

USD 7,000 - 9000

Sold: CHF 5,250

A) Dial and movement signed. DIAM. 49 mm. The present lot was previously sold by Neumarkt on September 20, 1968 B) DIAM. 53 mm. C) Movement signed. DIAM. 48 mm. To be sold without reserve

LOT 100

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

H. KREITZ A SAINT PETERSBOURG. LORGNETTE WITH CONCEALED WATCH YELLOW GOLD & ENAMEL SWISS.. H. KREITZ a Saint Petersbourg. LORGNETTE WITH CONCEALED WATCH YELLOW GOLD & ENAMEL Swiss. Made circa 1850. Fine and unusual 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set folding lorgnette with a concealed watch. Accompanied by the original fitted box and winding key.

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Spring-loaded front cover decorated with a green enamel panel with diamonds set. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, set in a polished gold plate. Blued steel hands. 10 1/2```, gilt brass bar caliber, 8 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain gilt brass three-arm balance, blued-steel flat balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

CHF 6,000 - 10000

HKD 48,000 - 80000

USD 6,000 - 10000

Sold: CHF 8,750

DIAM. 84X23 mm. The present lot was previously sold by Neumarkt on June 1, 1971. To be sold without reserve