418 lots

LOT 400

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

ROLEX REF. 6263 , OYSTER COSMOGRAPH, DAYTONA, SO-CALLED "RED FLOATING", STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, subsidiary seconds at 9 and three horological complications: 1/5 second chronograph with round screwed push-pieces and tachometric scale graduated on the "Expoxy" bezel to 200 units per hour, Half-instantaneous 30-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 3 o'clock), 60-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock)

Grading System: AAA

HKD 310,000 - 471000

CHF 39,200 - 58900

USD 40,200 - 60400

Brand ROLEX

Model Oyster Cosmograph, Daytona

Reference Ref. 6263

Year circa 1980

Case No. 6 393 352

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp (Reference 78 350)

Caliber 727, adjusted to 3 positions

Dimensions Ø 37 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box and outer box, booklets; Rolex (Japan) overhauled invoices dated December 6, 1994, and December 4, 1998

Sold: HKD 700,000

LOT 401

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

UNSIGNED WATCH WITH WANDERING AUTOMATA, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with wandering automata (aperture at 12 o'clock) On the dial, the scene painted on enamel on copper shows, on the right, a dromedary sitting.

Grading System: AA

HKD 80,000 - 96000

CHF 10,000 - 12000

USD 10,300 - 12300

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1800

Case No. 1 317

Caliber Stamped "L V", 22'' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 57 mm.

Prestige hallmarks British hallmarks were sometimes faked or imitated, especially in the 18th and early 19th centuries when English watchmaking enjoyed a reputation as the finest there was. Marks looking like British hallmarks were out into watchcases to lead people to think that a watch was of English make. Sometimes pseudo ''hallmarks'', marks that were meant to look somewhat like hallmarks without trying to be out-and-out fake hallmarks, were stamped in order to make a case look more impressive.

LOT 402

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

ATTRIBUTABLE TO FRÈRES ESQUIVILLON & DESCHOUDENS WATCH WITH ONE HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATION, TWO STRIKING JACQUEMARTS (JACKS) AND A FOUR AUTOMATA SCENE; "LE RÉMOULEUR" OR "THE KNIFE GRINDER"

18K pink gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with one horological complication and automaton scene: Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant), leading the two striking Jacquemarts (jacks) and also an animated scene with four functions The chiselled scene depicting: on the left, a knife-grinder at work, his grinder-wheel turning, sharpening a knife; at the end of the striking, he gets up and observes the quality of his work; on the right, an apprentice pulls the grinder-wheel by the force of his arms;, thanks to a big pulley-wheel, that drives the grinder-wheel Cuvette (dome) decorated with a scene in vari-colour gold representing a young woman playing the lyre; this cuvette (dome) is engraved with an apocryphal signature "Jaquet Droz".

Grading System:

HKD 160,000 - 192000

CHF 20,000 - 24000

USD 20,500 - 24000

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1810-1815

Case No. 7 026

Caliber 21'' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 57 mm.

Frères Esquivillon & Dechoudens Master watchmakers actives in the last quarter of the 18th century and in the early 19th century. In 1774, Gédéon-François Esquivillon became associated with his brother, Joseph Esquivillon, and Jaques Dechoudens. They are known to have signed sometimes A"Es. et Dech.". By the fact of few of them are signed, we can attribute to their Workshop a series of watches with quarter-repeater and six functions, including two striking Jacquemarts jacks and a four automata scene; watches so-called "Le Rémouleur" or "The Knife Grinder". Similar watches (with six functions, including two striking Jacquemarts jacks and a four automata scene) - Signed by Frères Esquivillon & Dechoudens, Geneva (unreferenced case number; formerly in the F. Conty Collection, Geneva) Chapuis, Alfred, and Gélis, Edouard, Le Monde des Automates, vol. 2, p. 35, ill. 297. - Signed by Frères Esquivillon & Dechoudens, Geneva (case No. 5 065) Antiquorum, Geneva, November 13, 2011, lot 196, for the amount of CHF 37 500. - Signed by Frères Esquivillon & Dechoudens, Geneva (case No. 5 292) Antiquorum, Geneva, March 27, 2011, lot 434, for the amount of CHF 104 500. - Signed by Frères Esquivillon & Dechoudens, Geneva (unreferenced case number; the ring enamel dial replace by a ring silver dial) Antiquorum, New York, May 26, 2004, lot 222, for the amount of USD 8 625. - Unsigned (case No 1 312) Antiquorum, Hong Kong, June 6, 2004, lot 342, for the amount of HKD 126 500. - Unsigned (case No. 2 366) Antiquorum, Geneva, November 13, 2011, lot 197, for the amount of CHF 45 000. - Unsigned (case No. 4 913; ring enamel dial restored) Antiquorum, Geneva, May 10, 2015, lot 260, unsold (Estimate: CHF 20 000.- / 30 000. - Unsigned (case No. 5 353) Antiquorum, Geneva, May 10, 2009, lot 119, for the amount of CHF 39 600. - Unsigned (No. 425; case No. 8 512; the ring enamel dial in poor condition) Antiquorum, Geneva, November 16, 2012, lot 308, for the amount of CHF 13 800. - Unsigned (case by Pierre-Benjamin Tavernier, Paris) Antiquorum, Geneva, November 10, 2013, lot 312, for the amount of CHF 27 500. - Unsigned (unreferenced case number; formerly in the Ruschitti Collection) Antiquorum, Geneva, October 13, 2001, lot 595, unsold (Estimate: CHF 18 000.- / 20 000. - Unsigned (case No. 7 026) The present lot.

LOT 403

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

ROLEX REF. 6265, OYSTER, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, COSMOGRAPH, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, subsidiary seconds at 9 and three horological complications: 1/5 second chronograph with round screwed push-pieces and tachometric scale graduated on the 18K yellow gold bezel to 200 units per hour, Half-instantaneous 30-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 3 o'clock), 60-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock)

Grading System: AAA

HKD 550,000 - 650000

CHF 68,800 - 81000

USD 70,000 - 83000

Brand ROLEX

Model Oyster, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, Cosmograph

Reference Ref. 6265 / 6239

Year circa 1972

Case No. 3 310 915

Bracelet leather strap, with gold plated buckle

Caliber 727, adjusted to 3 positions

Dimensions Ø 36 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Rolex yellow gold bracelet (Reference 7 205 A) and Rolex box

Sold: HKD 750,000

LOT 404

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

PROBABLY SÉNÉ & DÉTALLA; THE ENAMEL SCENE ATTRIBUTABLE TO JEAN-FRANÇOIS SOIRON OR JEAN-ABRAHAM LISSIGNOL BONBONNIERE

18K yellow old and enamel, round-shaped bonbonniere, two-piece; case-back and band with translucent imperial blue enamel ground over sunburst guilloché engine-turned. The lid painted on enamel on gold showing "La Paix qui ramène l'Abondance" (Peace bringing back Abundance) after a painting (H. 103 cm./ L. 133 cm) of Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) from 1780 (piece of reception of the artist at the French Royal Academy of Arts; Paris, Le Louvre Museum, Inv. 3 052), and an engraving of Pierre Viel (1755-1810) from 1787.

Grading System:

HKD 93,000 - 140000

CHF 12,000 - 17000

USD 12,000 - 18000

Brand Sene & Detalla

Model the enamel scene attributable to Jean-François Soiron or Jean-Abraham Lissignol

Year circa 1800-1805

Case No. Unnumbered

Dimensions 21 mm./ Ø 68 mm.

Sold: HKD 150,000

"La Paix qui ramène l'Abondance" (Peace bringing back Abundance) Wishing to gain admission to the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture in 1783 as a history painter, Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (1755-1842) presented this allegory as her reception piece. At the time, historical, mythological, religious, and allegorical subjects were considered superior to all others (portraiture, genre, landscape, and still life). With the American Revolution just ended, the artist's choice was timely. The future is symbolised by Peace, on the right, who is ushering in Abundance with her cornucopia of fruit. Soiron, Jean-François (1756-1812) A miniaturist and painter on enamel who specialised in portraits and landscapes, and who often decorated watch cases. Soiron was born in Geneva, on August 18, 1756, and was apprenticed to Jacques Teulon in Geneva from 1768 to 1773. He entered into partnership with David Frainet and Etienne Frégent and later, from 1788 to 1794, became a partner of Jean-Alexandre Grand. Soiron taught several apprentices, among them: François Gerbel, in 1775; Groud, in 1778; J.-L. Fournier, in 1779; P.-A. Marguerot and Antoine Gillet, in 1783; Jean-Louis Henry, in 1784; François Chappuis, in 1792, and finally L. A. Fabre, with whom he became associated in 1796. That association was to last only a year. In 1799, he is known to have been a member of the Genevan Société des Arts. He emigrated shortly afterward to Paris, where he established his own business in 1800. At the Paris Salon of 1800, he exhibited three portraits and a vase of flowers; he also exhibited in 1801. In 1804, several portraits by Soiron were exhibited in the same Salon, and in 1806 he presented a fine portrait of Napoleon on horseback and one of Vivant Denon. In 1808, Soiron exhibited portraits of Napoleon and Josephine as well as several enamel paintings and, for the last time in 1810, portraits and enamel scenes. In 1802, Soiron also worked for the Sèvres porcelain factory. During the last two years of his life, Soiron was short of money and in ill-health. He died in Paris in 1812. Lissignol, Jean-Abraham (1749-1819) Born in Geneva on May 1749; died in Plainpalais on June 28, 1819. He is one of the best enamel painters of the later part of the 18th century, he was the pupil of Jean-Marc Roux and later became his partner. He specialised in decorating enamelled snuffboxes and watch-cases, working for Jaquet-Droz, Leschot, the Rochat brothers, and John Rich. Séné & Détalla The partnership of the Genevan goldsmiths Philippe Séné and Détalla must have existed before 1795 and was most likely dissolved in 1805. In 1798, Séné had formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Henry Neisser, who had moved from Hanau to Geneva in 1783 and the company was renamed to Sené & Neisser in October 1805. Philippe Sené died in November 1807 and in 1808 Neisser registered his own master's mark.

LOT 405

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

PIAGET ''SLAVE'' COLLECTION, LAPIS LAZULI DIAL BANGLE LADIES WATCH

18K yellow gold manual winding bangle ladies watch with lapis lazuli dial

Grading System: AAA

HKD 68,000 - 120000

CHF 8,300 - 14650

USD 8,500 - 15000

Brand Piaget

Model ''Slave" Collection

Reference Ref. 9850 D38

Year 1970s

Movement No. 716 023

Case No. 201 754

Bracelet 18K yellow gold bangle

Caliber 9P

Dimensions 41 x 28mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Sold: HKD 90,000

LOT 406

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 4196 / 1, "JOAILLERIE", 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, lady's jewellery wristwatch, snap-on case-back; oval-shaped bezel set with diamonds, outer oval-shaped bezel set with emeralds

Grading System: AAA

HKD 120,000 - 160000

CHF 15,000 - 20000

USD 15,400 - 20500

Brand Patek Philippe

Model "Joaillerie"

Reference Ref. 4196 / 1

Year circa 1970

Movement No. 1 244 957

Case No. 2 679 868

Bracelet integrated 18K yellow gold, diamond-set, emerald-set and sapphire-set, Patek Philippe bracelet, with clasp, Approx. overall length 155mm.

Caliber 16-250, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva seal

Dimensions Ø 33 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Sold: HKD 137,500

LOT 407

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

HENRY CAPT WATCH WITH REPEATER AND MUSIC, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch with one horological complication and music: Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant), Musical train with a melody on a pinned drum witHEIGHT blued steel tuned blades mounted in two stacks of four set between the plates

Grading System: AAA

HKD 40,000 - 56000

CHF 5,100 - 7000

USD 5,130 - 7200

Brand Henry Capt

Model retailed by Frères Bordier, Geneva, No. 66 118

Year circa 1811-1815

Case No. 359

Caliber 21''' gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 57 mm.

Signature casing-ring; cuvette signed by the retailer

Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) & Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) Piguet & Capt (active between 1802 and 1811) Specialised in the production of complicated watches, musical and/or automaton scenes incorporated into watches, snuff-boxes or objects. Among the first in Geneva to use the musical mechanism with pinned cylinder and tuned teeth comb. From Ventôse 16, An X (March 7, 1802), to 1811, Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) formed a partnership with Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841), who was from the same village - Le Chenit - as he in the Vallée de Joux. Their signature was Piguet & Capt. In 1811, when Piguet broke off to join Philippe-Samuel Meylan (1772-1845) in a new partnership, Henry-Daniel Capt continued to work on his own. Following this separation, Capt restarts a numbering of his movements in the 300.In 1830, he went into partnership with Aubert and Son, Place Bel-Air. Their signature was Aubert & Capt. They were among the first Genevan makers to produce watches with chronograph. In 1844, the workshop was at 108, rue Neuve in Geneva. It was then managed by Capt's son, Henry Capt Jr. After a short time, it moved to 85, rue de la Fusterie, and, in 1851, to 177, rue du Rhône. In 1880, the firm was bought by Gallopin and its name became H. Capt Horloger, Maison Gallopin Successeurs, a trademark registered on November 1, 1880, under the No. 44. This signature was only used for watches retailed in their own store, the watches supplied to other retailers being merely signed Henry Capt. Henry-Daniel Capt, along with Isaac-Daniel Piguet and Philippe-Samuel Meylan, was the foremost maker of small musical automata in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Most of his work is not signed, although he sometimes scratched his name on his movements.

LOT 408

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

UNSIGNED, ATTRIBUTABLE TO PIGUET & MEYLAN WATCH WITH REPEATER AND MUSIC PLAYING ON THE HOUR OR AT WILL, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, gold guilloché engine-turned dial, with one horological complication and music: Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant), "sur plateau" musical movement, with 26 blued steel tuned vibrating blades acting on both sides of the pinned disc (No. 128) (music / silence lever at the edge of the cuvette beneath the case-back)

Grading System: AAA

HKD 40,000 - 56000

CHF 5,000 - 7000

USD 5,100 - 7200

Brand Unsigned

Model retailed by Lépine, Paris, No. 7 133

Year circa 1815

Movement No. 857

Case No. 857

Caliber 22''' gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 57.5 mm.

Signature casing-ring; cuvette signed by the retailer

Sold: HKD 56,250

Piguet & Meylan (active between 1811 and 1828) Both originally from the village of Le Chenit in the Vallée de Joux, Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) and Philippe-Samuel Meylan (1772-1845) came to Geneva as young men, and formed a partnership, which lasted from 1811 to 1828. The company specialised in elaborate and beautifully decorated musical watches, including skeleton and automaton watches, and mechanical animals. The firm was established rue Jean Jacques Rousseau 45 in Geneva. After their association came to an end, both Piguet and Meylan continued for some time to work with their sons. Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) Born in 1775 in Le Chenit in the Vallée de Joux. Isaac-Daniel Piguet was the son of Pierre-Moïse Piguet and Elisabeth Nicole. He married Jeanne-Françoise Capt around 1795, and around 1800 settled in Geneva with his family. Isaac-Daniel Piguet went into business with Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841), his brother-in-law, on February 10, 1802. The association between Piguet & Meylan came to an end in 1828. Piguet and his son David-Auguste Piguet established a new company, Piguet Père & Fils, located rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau 69. Isaac-Daniel Piguet died in Geneva, on January 20, 1841, at the age of 66. Philippe-Samuel Meylan (1772-1845) Born on February 15, 1772, in Bas-du-Chenit in the Vallée de Joux. At 20 years of age, Philippe-Samuel Meylan came to Geneva where he was a master worker for the Godemar brothers. He met another watchmaker from his native region, Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841), and they entered into partnership, founding the Piguet & Meylan firm, which was to last from 1811 to 1828. It specialized in minute cadratures, musical watches, skeleton and automaton watches. Meylan is also credited with the invention of the Bagnolet calibre. After Piguet & Meylan was dissolved, he continued to work with his sons François and Auguste. Philippe-Samuel Meylan died in Geneva in 1845.

LOT 409

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3587/2, "BETA 21", WITH "SWISS CHEESE" BRACELET, 18K WHITE GOLD

18K white gold, electronic, cushion-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, water-resistant, with screwed case-back, centre-seconds and one horological complication: Instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 3 o'clock)

Grading System: AAA

HKD 160,000 - 200200

CHF 20,000 - 25000

USD 21,000 - 26000

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. 3587 / 2

Year circa 1977

Case No. 2 699 724

Bracelet integrated 18K white gold Patek Philippe textured and pierced mesh strap, so-called "Swiss Cheese"

Caliber CEH Beta 21

Dimensions 42 x 43 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Sold: HKD 200,000

Patek Philippe, Beta 21, References 3587 / 1, 3587 / 2, 3597 / 2, 3603 The reference 3587, launched in 1970, represents one of the milestones of Patek's history with the integration of the calibre CEH Beta 21 movement, housed in a massive oversize case. This model of electronic watch is declined in several references allowing today connoisseurs to collect a dozen different pieces: Reference 3587 / 1, With cushion-shaped; integrated "woven" bracelet. Reference 3587 / 2, With cushion-shaped; integrated textured and pierced mesh bracelet, so-called "Swiss Cheese" Usually characterised by its integrated bracelet, rare variations of the Beta 21 have "T-bar" lugs with leather strap: Reference 3597 / 2, With cushion-shaped; without integrated bracelet. Reference 3603, With vertical-rectangular-"cambré"-shaped; without integrated bracelet; with date at 6 o'clock. These watches can be fitted with silver, gold or blue dials. These watches can be fitted with silver, gold or blue dials. In 1962, the CHE - Centre Electronique Horloger (Electronic Watch Centre) - was founded by a group of 21 Swiss watchmakers, including Audemars Piguet, Omega, Patek Philippe, Piaget and Rolex, to develop an electronic movement for wristwatches. The result was the calibre Beta 21 (29 x 24.3 mm.), fitted with a quartz oscillator (8 192 Hz. reduced to 256 Hz. by the frequency reducer), 13 jewel and turning fork escapement (8 000 Hz. quartz module first seen as a prototype in 1967). In 1968, a consortium of Swiss watch manufacturers was created to mass-produce the Beta 21, in a truly collaborative effort. The CEH designed the module and produced the integrated circuit. Ebauches SA (now ETA) manufactured the mechanical parts of the movement as well as the quartz oscillator, and, Omega produced the micro-motor driving the hands. The calibre was ready for production in 1969 and was presented at the Basel Fair in 1970.

LOT 410

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

UNSIGNED, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY CAPT OR PIGUET & CAPT PENDANT FORM-WATCH WITH VISIBLE BALANCE

18K yellow gold, enamel and diamond-set, open-face, key-winding, escutcheon-shaped, pendant form-watch with visible diamond-set balance

Grading System:

HKD 420,000 - 630000

CHF 52,500 - 78800

USD 54,000 - 81000

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1800-1810

Caliber egg-shaped (22 x 14 mm.), gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions 39.5 mm.

Accessories original fitted box; gold winding-key

Genevan pendant form-watches with visible balance Genevan pendant form watches with visible balance, dating from the early 19th century, are extremely rare. They can be attributed to watchmakers such as Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) and Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) - associated between 1802 and 1811 - specialised in the manufacture of this type of luxury goods, sometimes fitted with automata and / or music mechanisms, in the form of pendants or rings, regardless of their watches and their snuffboxes. The rare examples referenced are enriched with half-pearls, while the model presented here is set with rose-cut diamonds which show only very rare inclusions. The Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva, kept in its collections few objects of this type, including one signed by Piguet & Capt (Inv. S-99). - Piguet & Capt, Geneva Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva (Inv. S-99). - Unsigned (31 x 23 mm.; with date) Antiquorum, Geneva, April 18, 1998, lot 63, sold for the amount of CHF 48 300. Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva (Inv. S-373). - Unsigned (50 x 33 mm) Antiquorum, Geneva, October 31, 1998, lot 370, sold for the amount of CHF 29 900. Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva (Inv. S-389). Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) & Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) Piguet & Capt (active between 1802 and 1811) Specialised in the production of complicated watches, musical and/or automaton scenes incorporated into watches, snuff-boxes or objects. Among the first in Geneva to use the musical mechanism with pinned cylinder and tuned teeth comb. From Ventôse 16, An X (March 7, 1802), to 1811, Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) formed a partnership with Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841), who was from the same village - Le Chenit - as he in the Vallée de Joux. Their signature was Piguet & Capt. In 1811, when Piguet broke off to join Philippe-Samuel Meylan (1772-1845) in a new partnership, Henry-Daniel Capt continued to work on his own. Following this separation, Capt restarts a numbering of his movements in the 300. In 1830, he went into partnership with Aubert and Son, Place Bel-Air. Their signature was Aubert & Capt. They were among the first Genevan makers to produce watches with chronograph. In 1844, the workshop was at 108, rue Neuve in Geneva. It was then managed by Capt's son, Henry Capt Jr. After a short time, it moved to 85, rue de la Fusterie, and, in 1851, to 177, rue du Rhône. In 1880, the firm was bought by Gallopin and its name became H. Capt Horloger, Maison Gallopin Successeurs, a trademark registered on November 1, 1880, under the No. 44. This signature was only used for watches retailed in their own store, the watches supplied to other retailers being merely signed Henry Capt. Henry-Daniel Capt, along with Isaac-Daniel Piguet and Philippe-Samuel Meylan, was the foremost maker of small musical automata in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Most of his work is not signed, although he sometimes scratched his name on his movements.

LOT 411

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

UNSIGNED, ATTRIBUTED TO HENRY CAPT OR PIGUET & CAPT "THE FORGE OF LOVE" - WATCH WITH AUTOMATON SCENE AND MUSIC

18K yellow gold, enamel pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch with automata and music: Animated scene triggered upon request (activated by the button at 5 o'clock), with four functions, Musical train with a melody on a pinned drum with seven polished steel vibrating blades mounted in one stacks on the main-plate The scene depicting two cherubs busily working in a forge; one is forging weapons for Venus while another sharps the arrows. Royal blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) case-back.

Grading System:

HKD 455,000 - 568000

CHF 56,900 - 71000

USD 58,300 - 72900

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1800-1805

Movement No. Unnumbered

Caliber 15'' gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 41.5 mm.

Signature unsigned

Sold: HKD 550,000

At the time, this kind of Genevan watch was often designed for export markets and mainly sold in China from Western trading posts (hongs): the Thirteen Factories (also known as the Canton Factories), a neighbourhood along the Pearl River in southwestern Canton (Guangzhou), province of Guangdong. An exactly similar watch is today kept in Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva (Inv. S-433). It is not impossible that these two watches were then marketed together! Contrary to the watches decorated with painted enamel scenes and intended for the Chinese market, the scenes of the automaton watches are never performed with a mirror effect; they are always made in the same direction. This is probably due to technical and financial reasons (cost of production, efficiency). The only known exception is a pair of object-watches in the shape of a perfume bottle (height: 20 cm.), signed by John Rich (born circa 1756, active in London and Geneva in the late-18th and early-19th century), also kept in Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva (Inv. S-144 a+b). For more information on watches made for the Chinese market, please refer to the following books: - Chapuis, Alfred (with coll. of Loup, Gustave), La montre chinoise. Relations de l'Horlogerie suisse avec la Chine, Neuchâtel, Editions Attinger Frères, 1919. - Tellier, Arnaud, & Didier, Mélanie, Le Miroir de la séduction, Prestigieuses paires de montres A"chinoises A" - The Mirror of Seduction, Prestigious pairs of "Chinese" Watches, Geneva, Patek Philippe Museum Editions, 2010. - Friess, Peter, Patek Philippe Museum, The Emergence of the Portable Watch, Geneva, Patek Philippe Museum Editions, 2015, vol. IV, p. 26. Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) & Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) Piguet & Capt (active between 1802 and 1811) Specialised in the production of complicated watches, musical and/or automaton scenes incorporated into watches, snuff-boxes or objects. Among the first in Geneva to use the musical mechanism with pinned cylinder and tuned teeth comb. From Ventôse 16, An X (March 7, 1802), to 1811, Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) formed a partnership with Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841), who was from the same village - Le Chenit - as he in the Vallée de Joux. Their signature was Piguet & Capt. In 1811, when Piguet broke off to join Philippe-Samuel Meylan (1772-1845) in a new partnership, Henry-Daniel Capt continued to work on his own. Following this separation, Capt restarts a numbering of his movements in the 300. In 1830, he went into partnership with Aubert and Son, Place Bel-Air. Their signature was Aubert & Capt. They were among the first Genevan makers to produce watches with chronograph. In 1844, the workshop was at 108, rue Neuve in Geneva. It was then managed by Capt's son, Henry Capt Jr. After a short time, it moved to 85, rue de la Fusterie, and, in 1851, to 177, rue du Rhône. In 1880, the firm was bought by Gallopin and its name became H. Capt Horloger, Maison Gallopin Successeurs, a trademark registered on November 1, 1880, under the No. 44. This signature was only used for watches retailed in their own store, the watches supplied to other retailers being merely signed Henry Capt. Henry-Daniel Capt, along with Isaac-Daniel Piguet and Philippe-Samuel Meylan, was the foremost maker of small musical automata in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Most of his work is not signed, although he sometimes scratched his name on his movements.

LOT 412

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3700 / 001, NAUTILUS, "JUMBO", STAINLESS STEEL

instruction booklet Stainless steel, self-winding, cushion-shaped, water-resistant gentleman's wristwatch, with screwed case-back, centre-seconds, blue dial with horizontal stripes and one horological complication: Date of the month (aperture at 3 o'clock)

Grading System: AAA

HKD 470,000 - 700000

CHF 58,880 - 87500

USD 60,390 - 88750

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Nautilus, "Jumbo"

Reference Ref. 3700 / 001

Year 1977

Movement No. 1 301 022

Bracelet Integrated stainless steel Nautilus bracelet with deployant clasp

Caliber 28 255 SC

Dimensions 42 x 44 mm. approx. overall length 175 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Certificate of identity and guarantee of origin,

Sold: HKD 650,000

Patek Philippe, Reference 3700, Nautilus Launched in 1976, the "Nautilus", named after Captain Nemo's submarine (created by Jules Verne in his "Vingt mille lieues sous les mers"), was an immense breakthrough from Patek Philippe's conservative designs and proof that haute horlogerie and audacity can go hand in hand to create an icon that is still relevant 40 years later. Legend has it that the idea of creating a watch in the shape of a porthole found on transatlantic liners came to designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011), a Genevan designer jeweller, whilst dining at a restaurant during the Basel fair and looking at the Patek Philippe team dining on a table opposite his. The whole design having taken no more than 5 minutes! Patek Philippe produced two versions of the Nautilus Ref. 3700 in steel: 3700 / 1, from 1976 to about 1981, that featured a straight bracelet and reference; 3700 / 11, which was in production from 1981 to 1990 has a tapered steel bracelet. Beating within is the Cal. 28-255 (based on the legendary Jaeger-LeCoultre JLC 920 self-winding movement; which was never used by Jaeger-LeCoultre!) and heavily modified by Patek Philippe, it was at the time the world's thinnest self-winding movement with date (3.05 mm. thick) and found in two other models representing haute horlogerie groovy chic: Audemars Piguet's "Royal Oak" and Vacheron Constantin's "222"; the first, also design by Genta; the second, designed by Jorg Hysek, a young German designer (born in 1953). Originally, the Ref. 3700 / 1 A comes with a coveted cork presentation box. Owing to a thinner calibre, the 3700 / 1 A retains a slimmer profile than its 21st century descendent, the 5711 / 1 A, introduced on the 40th anniversary of the 3700 in 2006. The "Jumbo" moniker refers to the 42 mm. case, with wide flat bezel, integrated steel link bracelet, and self-winding movement, possessing a rather masculine aesthetic compared to the smaller dressy gold mechanical watches of the time. While it was initially not well received, its popularity quickly grew, and has been a mainstay of Patek Philippe's collection until the present day.

LOT 413

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

HENRY CAPT WATCH WITH AUTOMATON SCENE; "THE FRISKY CUPID", 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

18K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch with one horological complication, automata and music: Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant), Animated scene triggered upon request (activated by the button at 5 o'clock), with two functions, Musical train with pinned-barrel and eight blued steel tuned blades mounted in two stacks of four set between the plates The scene depicting a young man standing against a tree, playing his lyre, for a sitting maiden, playing with a frisky Cupid jumping on her foot.

Grading System:

HKD 280,000 - 400000

CHF 35,000 - 50000

USD 35,900 - 51300

Brand Henry Capt

Reference Ref. 96

Year circa 1810

Case No. 821

Caliber 21'' gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 58.5 mm.

Signature casing-ring

Sold: HKD 337,500

Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) & Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841) Piguet & Capt (active between 1802 and 1811) Specialised in the production of complicated watches, musical and/or automaton scenes incorporated into watches, snuff-boxes or objects. Among the first in Geneva to use the musical mechanism with pinned cylinder and tuned teeth comb. From Ventôse 16, An X (March 7, 1802), to 1811, Henry-Daniel Capt (1773-1841) formed a partnership with Isaac-Daniel Piguet (1775-1841), who was from the same village - Le Chenit - as he in the Vallée de Joux. Their signature was Piguet & Capt. In 1811, when Piguet broke off to join Philippe-Samuel Meylan (1772-1845) in a new partnership, Henry-Daniel Capt continued to work on his own. Following this separation, Capt restarts a numbering of his movements in the 300. In 1830, he went into partnership with Aubert and Son, Place Bel-Air. Their signature was Aubert & Capt. They were among the first Genevan makers to produce watches with chronograph. In 1844, the workshop was at 108, rue Neuve in Geneva. It was then managed by Capt's son, Henry Capt Jr. After a short time, it moved to 85, rue de la Fusterie, and, in 1851, to 177, rue du Rhône. In 1880, the firm was bought by Gallopin and its name became H. Capt Horloger, Maison Gallopin Successeurs, a trademark registered on November 1, 1880, under the No. 44. This signature was only used for watches retailed in their own store, the watches supplied to other retailers being merely signed Henry Capt. Henry-Daniel Capt, along with Isaac-Daniel Piguet and Philippe-Samuel Meylan, was the foremost maker of small musical automata in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Most of his work is not signed, although he sometimes scratched his name on his movements. World Time by Louis Cottier The World Time system was invented circa 1935 by Louis Cottier (1894-1966), famous independent watchmaker in Geneva. This World Time system was used by Patek Philippe and also by other major names in the Swiss watch industry, such as Agassiz, Rolex and Vacheron Constantin. He worked on his invention for several years and finally filed a patent for it. - Movement, case and dial based on the Swiss invention patent No. 270 085, delivered on February 4, 1948, to Louis Cottier, Carouge-Geneva, for a “Montre universelle”. Over time, he developed this invention to make a clock with Universal Time, that remained in the prototype state because no model seems to have been put into production. - Movement for a clock based on the Swiss invention patent No. 273 141, delivered on July 7, 1948, to Louis Cottier, Carouge-Geneva, for a “Pièce d’horlogerie universelle”. - Movement for a clock based on the Swiss invention patent No. 285 376, delivered on June 28, 1949, to Louis Cottier, Carouge-Geneva, for a “Pièce d’horlogerie universelle” (additional patent to the previous). Patek Philippe “World Timers” Patek Philippe created various series of “World Timers” and the earliest known is a probably unique rectangular “galbé” pink gold model, Ref. 515, made in 1937: - Antiquorum, Geneva, April 10, 1994, lot 502, for the amount of CHF 550 000.- (US$ 388 560.-). From 1937 until about 1940, Patek Philippe used the “World Time” movement in various types of cases. Ref. 542 (Ø 28 mm.), of which only 4 examples are known to-date: - Antiquorum, Geneva, October 17, 1993, lot 431, for the amount of CHF 121 000.- (US$ 81 700.-). - Antiquorum, Geneva, October 15-16, 1994, lot 608, for the amount of CHF 110 000.- (US$ 87 300.-). - Antiquorum, Geneva, April 10, 1994, lot 500, for the amount of CHF 231 000.- (US$ 164 200.-), with unusual bezel and hands. Ref. 96 Calatrava, which appears to be a unique example, made in 1939. Around 1939-1940 began the production of the series Ref. 1415 (drop-shaped lugs), together with three examples of the Ref. 1416 (straight “claw” lugs), both references with a diameter of 31 mm. and on the revolving bezel the names of 30 cities of the world. In 1940, Patek Philippe created, especially for Dr. P. Schmidt, a unique “World Time” chronograph (Ref. 1415-1) wristwatch, in yellow gold, with square push-buttons and the names of 33 cities of the world: - Antiquorum, Geneva, October 15-16, 1994, lot 516, for the amount of CHF 990 000.- (US$ 785 714.-), setting at the time a World Record. Bibliographie Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, p. 270 and front cover.

LOT 414

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 1415 HU (HEURE UNIVERSELLE), 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, World Time gentleman's wristwatch, with snap-on case-back; bezel engraved with 41 world cities

Grading System:

HKD 470,000 - 702000

CHF 58,500 - 87750

USD 60,000 - 90000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Retailed by Le Palais Royal, Havana (Cuba)

Reference Ref. 1415 HU

Year Circa 1945

Movement No. 927 xxx

Case No. 644 xxx

Bracelet Contemporary 18K yellow gold, bracelet à mailles (13 rows)

Caliber 12-120

Dimensions Ø 31 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

World Time by Louis Cottier The World Time system was invented circa 1935 by Louis Cottier (1894-1966), famous independent watchmaker in Geneva. This World Time system was used by Patek Philippe and also by other major names in the Swiss watch industry, such as Agassiz, Rolex and Vacheron Constantin. He worked on his invention for several years and finally filed a patent for it. - Movement, case and dial based on the Swiss invention patent No. 270 085, delivered on February 4, 1948, to Louis Cottier, Carouge-Geneva, for a “Montre universelle”. Over time, he developed this invention to make a clock with Universal Time, that remained in the prototype state because no model seems to have been put into production. - Movement for a clock based on the Swiss invention patent No. 273 141, delivered on July 7, 1948, to Louis Cottier, Carouge-Geneva, for a “Pièce d’horlogerie universelle”. - Movement for a clock based on the Swiss invention patent No. 285 376, delivered on June 28, 1949, to Louis Cottier, Carouge-Geneva, for a “Pièce d’horlogerie universelle” (additional patent to the previous). Patek Philippe “World Timers” Patek Philippe created various series of “World Timers” and the earliest known is a probably unique rectangular “galbé” pink gold model, Ref. 515, made in 1937: - Antiquorum, Geneva, April 10, 1994, lot 502, for the amount of CHF 550 000.- (US$ 388 560.-). From 1937 until about 1940, Patek Philippe used the “World Time” movement in various types of cases. Ref. 542 (Ø 28 mm.), of which only 4 examples are known to-date: - Antiquorum, Geneva, October 17, 1993, lot 431, for the amount of CHF 121 000.- (US$ 81 700.-). - Antiquorum, Geneva, October 15-16, 1994, lot 608, for the amount of CHF 110 000.- (US$ 87 300.-). - Antiquorum, Geneva, April 10, 1994, lot 500, for the amount of CHF 231 000.- (US$ 164 200.-), with unusual bezel and hands. Ref. 96 Calatrava, which appears to be a unique example, made in 1939. Around 1939-1940 began the production of the series Ref. 1415 (drop-shaped lugs), together with three examples of the Ref. 1416 (straight “claw” lugs), both references with a diameter of 31 mm. and on the revolving bezel the names of 30 cities of the world. In 1940, Patek Philippe created, especially for Dr. P. Schmidt, a unique “World Time” chronograph (Ref. 1415-1) wristwatch, in yellow gold, with square push-buttons and the names of 33 cities of the world: - Antiquorum, Geneva, October 15-16, 1994, lot 516, for the amount of CHF 990 000.- (US$ 785 714.-), setting at the time a World Record. Bibliographie Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, p. 270 and front cover. Patek Philippe "World Timers" From 1940 onwards, Patek Philippe produced "World Timers" in three main series which include dress-watches (Ref. 605, circa 1940-1960's), some with a matt silvered dial or black dial and others with a cloisonné enamel dial; and, wristwatches, with one crown (Ref. 1415, circa 1939-1950's), and two crowns (Ref. 2523 and Ref. 2523-1, circa 1953-1965), some with a matt silvered or gilt dial, some with a guilloché (or engine-turned) dial, some with an enamel dial and some with a cloisonné enamel dial. On the revolving bezel of the Ref. 1415; the name of 41 cities of the world. On the revolving ring dial of the Ref. 2523; the name of 40 cities of the world. Patek Philippe, Reference 1415 This reference is launched in 1941 and remained in production until circa 1952-1954. Only around 110 examples were produced. The watch is fitted with the Cal. 12-120. Bibliography Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, p. 243, ill. 376 a-b, p. 245, ill. 381 and drawing by David Penney. Le Palais Royal, Havana (Cuba) Havana's grand architecture and influx of international visitors in the early 20th century earned the city the nickname "the Paris of the Caribbean". Such was its cultural importance that great international intellects of the time chose to call the city home, most notably Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961). In this period of prosperity, Le Palais Royal catered to the well-heeled elite of the city and became a major retailer for Patek Philippe. Just ten years following the sale of this highly important Patek Philippe watch, Cuban society would undergo radical transformation in its Revolution. It can well be theorised that the present lot was one of the last complicated Patek Philippe watches to be sold in Cuba, and perhaps one of the most important pieces to bear this retailer's name.

LOT 415

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

ROBERT & COURVOISIER WATCH WITH AUTOMATON SCENE; "THE KITCHEN"

18K yellow gold and enamel, double open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch with animated scene triggered upon request (activated by depressing the pendant), with five functions. The scene depicting: At the top, on the right, the wheel of a spit is in motion; Inside this one, a small mammal hops and trains it; In the centre, a chicken, on its spit, turns and grills in front of a fire; Behind, at the bottom of the chimney, the flames crackle; On the left, sitting on a chair, a woman grinds with her right arm a mixture in a pestle, placed on her thighs, which she holds with her left arm.

Grading System:

HKD 480,000 - 640000

CHF 60,000 - 80000

USD 61,000 - 82000

Brand Robert & Courvoisier

Model Circa 1810

Case No. 799 / 769

Caliber 22'' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 59 mm.

Signature Dial

The Kitchen This automaton watch model, dating from the very beginning of the 19th century, is home to one of the most pleasant scenes imagined at the time. It makes us discover the interior of a kitchen full of charming and funny details. These watches include, according to the models, an animated scene of five to seven automata on a background always painted differently. - At the top, on the right, the wheel of a spit is in motion; - Inside this one, a small mammal hops and trains it; - Below, on the right, the water of the fountain flows; - In the centre, a chicken, on its spit, turns and grills in front of a fire; - Behind, at the bottom of the chimney, the flames crackle; - On the left, sitting on a chair, a woman grinds with her right arm a mixture in a pestle, placed on her thighs, which she holds with her left arm; - His foot activates the spit. From a mechanical point of view, there are three kinds of achievements: Type 1. Movement built with fusee and chain and verge escapement The automata are activated upon request by an independent gear of train with going barrel (triggered by push-bolt on the side of the case). To operate the watch and the scene with automata, there are two barrels to wind (at 6 :30 and 11 o'clock or at 4 :45 and 7 :45). Case diameter: between 57 mm. and 60 mm. They are usually attributed to Pierre-Simon Gounouilhou (1779-1847), Geneva. Of the ten watches listed to date, some movemen.mbers are known: 6 108, 8 030, 8 095 and 8 248. Bibliographie Jaquet, Eugène, & Chapuis, Alfred (with the collaboration of Berner, G. Albert), Histoire et technique de la montre suisse de ses origines à nos jours, Basel and Olten, 1945, pl. 102 (according to the legend of the illustration, the dial of this watch is signed "Simon Gounouilhou / à Genève", hence the attribution of this production to this watchmaker). Chapuis, Alfred, & Gélis, Edouard, Le Monde des automates. Etude historique et technique, Paris et Neuchâtel, 1928, vol. II, ch. XVII "Montres et Tabatières", pp. 56-58, ill. 331. Type 2. Movement built with going barrel and cylinder escapement The automata are activated on request by the repetition mechanism; the trigger is therefore operated by pressing on the pendant. To operate the watch and the automaton scene, there is only one barrel to wind (at 2 :30). Fast / Slow sector at 6 o'clock. Case diameter: 61 mm. Only one watch is listed to date, it is signed by DuBois & Fils, Le Locle (association of watchmakers active in the late-18th century and early-19th century; house founded by Philippe DuBois (1738-1808). Type 3. Movement built with fusee and chain and cylinder escapement The automata are activated on request by the repetition mechanism; the trigger is therefore operated by pressing on the pendant. To operate the watch and the automaton scene, there is only one barrel to wind (at 5 :30). Fast / Slow sector at 12 o'clock. Case diameter: 59 mm. Only one watch is listed to date, it is signed by Robert & Courvoisier, La Chaux-de-Fonds (association of watchmakers active in the late-18th century and early-19th century; house founded by Josué Robert (1691-1771), "Horloger du Roy de Prusse et de la Cour". It's the present watch.

LOT 416

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE WATCH WITH SIX HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATION, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, dress-watch, snap-on case-back, subsidiary seconds at 6 and six horological complications: - Half-instantaneous perpetual calendar - Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 3 o'clock) - Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 9 o'clock; indications given in English) - Month of the year (subsidiary dial at 12 o'clock; indications given in English) - Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o'clock) - Four-year cycle of leap-years (subsidiary dial at 12 o'clock) Inside case-back engraved in taille-douce with the mention "V.C.K. to P.W.K. 12.25.47

Grading System: AAA

HKD 320,000 - 470000

CHF 39,000 - 58500

USD 40,000 - 60000

Brand Patek Philippe

Year circa 1946

Movement No. 930 537

Case No. 642 358

Caliber 17-170 rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and

Dimensions Ø 46 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 417

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 1526 - WRISTWATCH WITH FIVE HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, snap-on case-back, subsidiary seconds at 6 and five horological complications: - Half-instantaneous perpetual calendar à guichets (with apertures) - Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock) - Day of the week (aperture at 11 o'clock; indications given in French) - Month of the year (aperture at 1 o'clock; indications given in French) - Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o'clock)

Grading System:

HKD 700,000 - 1000000

CHF 89,000 - 125000

USD 91,000 - 130000

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. 1 526

Year circa 1944

Movement No. 925 283

Case No. 635 703

Bracelet brown leather strap, with 18K yellow gold buckle

Caliber 12-120 QP, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw

Dimensions Ø 34 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

Patek Philippe, Reference 1526 Produced in only 210 examples from 1941 to 1952, with the calibre 12-120 QP. The majority of examples were made in yellow gold, more rarely in pink gold, and only one example in stainless steel is known to-date.. First series With indirect centre-seconds, produced in a very few examples (one of these watches was sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, April 9, 1989, lot 203). Second series With concentric subsidiary dials for the seconds and the days of the month. The dials for the second series of this reference are known to-date with three different designs: - the seconds division scale on the outside of the subsidiary date dial, quite rare; - the complete seconds division on the inside of the subsidiary dial; - the seconds division only on the bottom portion of the subsidiary dial, below the moon phase aperture. The applied gold upright Arabic numbers are of two kinds: - the larger type, more common; - the smaller type, much rarer Bibliography Huber & Banbery, 1998, pp. 282-283.