296 lots

LOT 81

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

LOT 82

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

"MUSIQUE D'AMOUR" QUARTER REPEATING MUSICAL WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC AUTOMATON GOLD Swiss, probably Genève, case No. 1312. Made circa 1810. Fine and rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel, two-train, quarter-repeating musical watch with concealed erotic automaton scene, playing at will.

Three-body, "Empire", polished with reeded band. WATCH Gold, radial Roman numerals and engraved foliate decoration between, outer minute divisions two winding apertures, the center engraved with a scene of a riverside town and bridge with a steam train travelling across and a paddle steamer on the river. Blued steel hands. AUTOMATON Varicolored gold and finely painted on enamel with an automaton scene of a gentleman with a lady on a daybed in a sumptuous interior enjoying the pleasures of the flesh, activated via a cam when the music plays. Gilt brass double train movement with cylindrical pillars, going barrel and cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, flat balance spring, polished steel end- piece, repeating on gongs activated by depressing the pendant, regulator arm protruding from under the cuvette with engraved scale at the edge. Sur-plateau musical train with pin-disc and individual blued steel blades. Case and punch-numbered 1312.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 160,000 - 250000

USD 20,000 - 32000

CHF 18,000 - 28000

Sold: HKD 187,500

LOT 83

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

HOPE BROTHERS CO. GRANDE SONNERIE CLOCK WATCH WITH TRIP MINUTE REPEATER FOR THE CHINESE MARKET YELLOW GOLD Hope Brothers, No. 2408. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1890. Fine and very rare, two-train, Grande Sonnerie striking and trip minute-repeating with three hammers on three gongs, 18K yellow gold, hunting cased, keyless pocket watch.

Four body, "bassine", engine-turned with polished borders. Hinged gold cuvette. White enamel, with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Gold spade hands. 19''', frosted gilt, double train with differential winding, 30 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, striking the hours and quarters on three gongs with three stacked hammers, Silence/ Chim selection lever on the bezel border, repeating activated by a push piece in the band.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 48,000 - 64000

USD 6,100 - 8200

CHF 6,200 - 8300

Sold: HKD 325,000

LOT 84

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

BOVET FLEURIER BOUQUET YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL Bovet, Fleurier, No. 5325. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1870. Fine and rare, yellow gold and painted on enamel center-seconds pocket watch with mirror-polished movement and Jacot duplex escapement.

Two-body, the bezels, pendant and bow decorated with turquoise, red, blue and green champlevé enamel and gold flowers and leaves, the back panel painted with a fine composition of flowers on a turquoise ground. Hinged gold-rimmed glazed cuvette. White enamel with radial narrow Roman numerals, outer minutes/seconds divisions, Arabic quarter hour numerals. Blued steel spade hands. Mirror-polished "Chinese" caliber with mirror polished wheel train and bridges, standing barrel, jeweled to the center, Jacot duplex escapement, three-arm bimetallic compensation balance with wedge shaped brass weights, flat balance spring, blue steel index regulator. Movement signed.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 260,000 - 440000

USD 34,000 - 57000

CHF 30,000 - 50000

Sold: HKD 650,000

LOT 85

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

J. ULLMAN & CO. CHINESE MARKET CARILLON GRANDE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATING HUNTING CASE YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL J. Ullmann & Co., Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, locations in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tientsin, No. 2100. Made circa 1900. Fine, 14K yellow gold, pearl-set and enamel, keyless hunting cased trip minuterepeating pocket watch.

Six-body, polished, front cover painted on enamel with a portrait of a lady, red translucent enamel background, back with a one goat and two woman, band decorated with red enamel inlay, the front and rear bezels set with pearls, hinged gold cuvette with engravings. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track with 5-minute Arabic markers, subsidiary seconds dial. Gold fancy hands. 20"`, matte gilt, double train with differential winding, 28 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring with overcoil, index regulator, striking the quarters on three gongs with three hammers, centrifugal governor between the dial and dial plate, Silence/Chime selection lever on the bezel border, repeating activated by a trip push- piece in the band.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 160,000 - 240000

USD 20,000 - 30000

CHF 21,000 - 31000

Sold: HKD 475,000

LOT 86

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL GRANDE & PETITE SONNERIE CARRIAGE CLOCK BRASS AND ENAMEL French, No. 30266. Made circa 1900. Fine, large, gilt brass and champlevé enamel, Grand and Petite Sonnerie striking carriage clock with alarm.

Multi-piece, "anglaise riche", gilt-brass inlaid with predominently blue multicolored champlevé enamel, floral, birds and dragon motif, the sides and top glazed, hinged handle. Porcelain with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, Porcelain alarm setting dial with radial Arabic numerals, champleve enamel. Blued steel spade hands. Rectangular brass plates, going barrels for the going and striking trains, barrel for the alarm train, english lateral lever escapement on a large matte gilt platform, cut bimetallic balance with temperature adjustment screws, flat balance spring, index regulator, striking and repeating on two gongs with two hammers, strike selection lever in the base.

Grading System: AA

HKD 32,000 - 48000

USD 4,100 - 6100

CHF 4,200 - 6200

Sold: HKD 175,000

LOT 87

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

COLSTON CHINESE MARKET STRIKING CLOCK WATCH GILT Colston, London. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1760. Very fine and rare, two-train, gilt-metal, hard stone and paste-set striking clockwatch.

Two-body, bassine, hinged, the bezel set with faceted red pastes, bands with foliate pierced and engraved sound frets, the back set with a domed polished agate panel within a faceted red paste border. Fixed gilt cuvette with sound holes and apertures for winding. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer dot minute divisions and Arabic five-minute numerals. Gilt poire hands. Hinged gilt full plate, baluster pillars, fusee and chain for the going train, verge escapement, flat balance spring, foliate pierced and engraved cLock, silver regulation dial, striking train with going barrel, countwheel and bell in the fixed cuvette. Movement signed.

Grading System: AA

HKD 24,000 - 40000

USD 3,000 - 5100

CHF 3,100 - 5200

Sold: HKD 52,500

LOT 88

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

JOHN MOTTRAM MUSICAL TABLE CLOCK FOR THE CHINESE MARKET ORMOLU John Mottram, London. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1790. Very fine and extremely rare, George III, small, ormolu and paste-set, center-seconds, quarterstriking and musical table clock. Accompanied by a key.

Stepped square platform raised on four splayed feet, each side of the plinth applied with foliate scroll and flowerhead mounts flanking flowerhead bosses, all main panels engraved, the sides centred by silk-backed openwork foliate cast sound frets, each corner angle with a projecting scroll mount, the rear door pierced with an oval lattice-work sound fret, the arch- top surmounted by a double loop and vase finial and foliate mounts, the bezel set with alternating red and blue pastes, a spandrel in each corner further set with red, green, blue and white paste stones. White enamel, convex, radial Roman numerals, outer minute track and Arabic five-minute numerals. Brass heart hands, blued steel seconds hand adjusted by a knob beneath the dial. Rectangular plates with engraved border, chain and fusee for both trains, anchor escapement, brass bob pendulum, quarter-striking with two hammers on two of a nest of eight bells, the music playing via pinned barrel on the same eight bells with fourteen hammers, playing a tune selected by a square on the back plate, holdfast for the brass-rod pendulum. Movement signed.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 300,000 - 500000

USD 38,000 - 64000

CHF 39,000 - 65000

Sold: HKD 362,500

Sold: HKD 15,000

Sold: HKD 25,000

Sold: HKD 27,500

Sold: HKD 25,000

Sold: HKD 47,500

LOT 95

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

BLANCPAIN CHRONOGRAPHE CALENDRIER PERPETUEL STEEL Blancpain, "Chronograph Perpetual Calendar", case No. 12, Ref. 5585. Sold on June 24th, 1996. Fine and rare, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, perpetual calendar, leap year indication, age and phases of the moon and stainless steel Blancpain buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box, guarantee(now void), instruction booklet and setting pin.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, snap-on case back, sapphire crystal. Two-tone silver with applied steel radial Roman numerals, auxiliary dials for the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, the days of the month, of the week, the months and the leap year, sector for the age of the moon, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the moon phases. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 5585, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 35 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.

Grading System: AA

HKD 35,000 - 50000

USD 4,500 - 6400

CHF 4,600 - 6500

Sold: HKD 57,500

LOT 96

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

BLANCPAIN TOURBILLON POWER RESERVE DATE PLATINUM Blancpain, "JB 1735 - Tourbillon", No. 82, Ref. 0023. Made in the 1990's. Very fine and rare, platinum wristwatch with 8-day power reserve, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator with off-centred balance, date and a platinum Blancpain buckle. Accompanied by a wooden fitted box and instruction booklet.

Three-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel, undercut curved band, the back with aperture for the visible tourbillon cage. White painted with applied steel radial Roman numerals, subsidiary dials with painted Arabic numerals for the power- reserve indication and the date, aperture for the visible tourbillon cage with in-line escapement. Steel feuille hands. Cal. 9''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 19 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, 5 adjustments, shock-absorber, self compensating flat balance spring.

Grading System: AA

HKD 150,000 - 230000

USD 19,000 - 29000

CHF 20,000 - 30000

Sold: HKD 200,000

LOT 97

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

SET OF 3 BLANCPAIN 2100 STEEL BLANCPAIN. Originally sold as a set of 4 pieces with limited edition of 8 set in late 1990. This lot is missing 1 piece. A: "Fly-Back Chronograph", No. 6/8. Very fine and rare, self-winding, waterresistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button flyback chronograph, registers and date, with stainless steel Blancpain bracelet with concealed deployant clasp.

Three-body, polished, stepped bezel, transparent case back, screwed-down case back, crown and buttons, signature on the band, sapphire crystals. Three-body, polished, stepped bezel, transparent case back, screwed-down case back and crown, signature on the band, sapphire crystals. Three-body, polished, stepped bezel, transparent case back, screwed-down case back, crown and buttons, signature on the band, sapphire crystals. Black with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minute track with Arabic five minutes and 1/5 seconds divisions, subsidiary dials for the seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers, aperture for the date at 6. Luminous steel "epée" hands. Black with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minute track with Arabic five minutes, up-down sector at 6, date dial at 9, aperture to view the tourbillon at 12. Luminous steel "epée" hands. Blue with painted luminous Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, the days of the month, of the week, the months and the leap year, sector for the age of the moon, aperture for the moon phases. Luminous steel "epée" hands. Cal. F185, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 37 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, self-compensating flat balance spring. Cal. 25, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 29 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, flying tourbillon regulator with polished steel arms, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring. Cal. F585, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 35 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.

Grading System: AA

HKD 140,000 - 180000

USD 18,000 - 23000

CHF 19,000 - 24000

Sold: HKD 262,500

LOT 98

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

ULYSSE NARDIN REF. 329-60 PERPETUAL CALENDAR GMT PLATINUM Ulysse Nardin, "Perpetual Calendar-GMT Chronometer", No. 006/500, Ref. 329-60. Made in a limited edition of 500 pieces in 2000. Very fine, self-winding, water-resistant, two time zone, platinum Chronometer wristwatch with perpetual calendar, 24-hour day and night indication and 18K white gold Ulysse Nardin double deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box and warranty card (no stamp and signature) and instruction booklet.

Three-body, solid, polished, transparent case back with 8 screws, fluted curved lugs, olive-shaped push buttons at 4 and 8 to independently adjust the hour hand forwards or backwards for different time zones. Two-tone, satiné silver and white with applied white gold large Arabic quarter-hour numerals, baton indexes and luminous dots, apertures for the date, the days of the week, the months and leap year, sunk guilloche subsidiary seconds dial at 9, outermost 24-hour graduation for the second time zone and day and night indication. Luminous blued steel skeleton lozenge hands, arrow hand for the 24 hours. Cal. UN 32, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 34 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 160,000 - 220000

USD 20,000 - 28000

CHF 18,000 - 25000

Sold: HKD 187,500

LOT 99

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

ULYSSE NARDIN GMT BIG DATE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM Ulysse Nardin, Le Locle, Suisse, "GMT Big Date", No. 15/100, Ref. 229-80. Made in a limited edition of 100 pieces. Very fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, two time zone, platinum wristwatch with large date and a platinum Ulysse Nardin buckle. Accompanied by a certificate(blank), certificate of limitededition and booklet.

Three-body, polished, fluted lugs, protected screwed-down blue enamel capped crown, transparent case back with 6 screws, rectangular push buttons, at 10 to adjust the hour hand forward, at 8 to adjust it backward. Guilloché two tone silver with applied painted brass indexes and Roman numerals, double aperture for the date at 2 and at 9 for the jumping main time zone in 24 hours. Luminous blued steel lozenge hands. Cal. UN 22, based ETA 2892-2, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 29 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, hack mechanism.

Grading System: AA

HKD 50,000 - 80000

USD 6,400 - 10000

CHF 5,600 - 9000

LOT 100

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Feb 07, 2015

IWC REF. 3233 INGENIEUR PLATINUM International Watch Co., Schaffhausen, "Ingenieur Automatic" No. 080/500, Ref. 3233. Made in a limited series of 500 pieces circa 2008. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, platinum wristwatch with date and a platinum IWC buckle Accompanied by the original fitted box, blank warranty card and booklets.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, stepped bezel, sapphire crystals. White with applied white gold baton indexes, outer minute/ seconds track, aperture for the date. Luminous white gold dauphine hands. M.Cal. 80111, rhodium-plated, 28 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, hack mechanism.

Grading System: AA

HKD 80,000 - 90000

USD 9,800 - 11600

CHF 10,000 - 12000