375 lots

LOT 361

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

LOUIS VUITTON "MONTRE LOUIS VUITTONII" DESIGNED BY GAE AULENTI

Ceramic (zirconium oxide) and gilded metal, quartz, round-shaped, lady's wristwatch, case-back screwed by four screws, with date of the month (central hand) and alarm (central hand)

Grading System: AA

HKD 11,000 - 15000

USD 1,500 - 1900

EUR 1,300 - 1800

Brand Louis Vuitton

Model "Montre Louis Vuitton II" designed by Gae Aulenti

Year circa 1989

Case No. 2 415 395

Bracelet black crocodile Louis Vuitton leather strap, with Louis Vuitton gold plated buckle

Caliber quartz standardization (by IWC, Schaffhausen)

Dimensions Ø 37 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Louis Vuitton later leather pouch, service paper (invoiced June 2012)

Bibliography Freedman, Jack, "Traveling Time Instruments from Louis Vuitton", in www.timezone.com. http://www.timezone.com/2002/10/07/traveling-time-instruments-from-louis-vuitton/

LOT 362

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

VULCAIN, SKELETON CRICKET, NEW OLD STOCK, STEEL

A fine, manual-winding, stainless steel skeletonised wristwatch with alarm

Grading System: AA

HKD 14,000 - 22000

USD 1,800 - 2800

EUR 1,600 - 2600

Brand Vulcain

Model Skeleton Cricket

Reference Ref. 180128.258

Year circa 2010

Case No. 73

Bracelet leather with stainless steel Vulcain double deployant buckle

Caliber V 18

Dimensions Ø 42 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 363

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

VULCAIN, CRICKET X-TREME, NEW OLD STOCK, STEEL

A fine, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with alarm and quick-set button operated date

Grading System: AA

HKD 14,000 - 22000

USD 1,800 - 2800

EUR 1,600 - 2600

Brand Vulcain

Model Cricket X-Treme

Reference Ref. 211931.201

Year circa 2010

Case No. 73

Bracelet rubber strap with stainless steel Vulcain double deployant buckle

Caliber V 21

Dimensions Ø 45 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 364

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

VULCAIN, CRICKET GMT PILOT, NEW OLD STOCK, STEEL

A fine, manual-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with alarm and revolving bezel

Grading System: AA

HKD 9,000 - 14000

USD 1,200 - 3200

EUR 1,000 - 1500

Brand Vulcain

Model Cricket GMT Pilot

Reference Ref. 100108.335

Year circa 2010

Case No. 005

Bracelet leather strap with stainless steel Vulcain buckle

Caliber V 10

Dimensions Ø 42 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 365

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

WALTHAM, POCKET WATCH, MADE FOR US ARMY

Fine, nickel, manual-winding, military pocket watch, with black dial, assigned to the soldier No. 28 215

Grading System: AA

HKD 1,960 - 7800

USD 250 - 1000

EUR 220 - 880

Brand Waltham

Year 1940

Case No. 992 207

Caliber 18'''¾

Dimensions Ø 52 mm.

Signature dial case and movement

LOT 366

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

WENHAM, POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER REPEATER, YELLOW GOLD

Fine and rare 18K gold manual-winding pocket watch with quarter repeater and parachute system

Grading System: AA

HKD 55,000 - 70000

USD 7,000 - 9000

EUR 6,500 - 8000

Brand Wenham

Model Quarter-repeater

Year circa 1820

Dimensions Ø 43 mm.

Signature case

LOT 367

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

CÉSAR RACINE FOR ZENITH CARILLON-WATCH WITH THREE HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS

14K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, hinged case-back, subsidiary seconds at 6 and three horological complications: - Quarter-repeater with carillon on three steel gongs (activated by the rectangular push-piece at 12 o'clock) - Grande Sonnerie (position lever of "Silence" and "Sonnerie" at 1:30) - Twin-barrel differential-winding Movement based on the Swiss invention patents: - No. 6 835, delivered on June 29, 1893, to César Racine, for a "Système de répétition à minutes et à quarts grande sonnerie". - No. 16 112, delivered on February 8, 1898, to César Racine, for a "Mécanisme de déclenchement automatique de la fusée dans les montres à grande sonnerie". - No. 18 543, delivered on February, 1899, to César Racine, for a "Perfectionnement au mécanisme des pièces d'horlogerie à grande sonnerie". Movement also based on the Swiss invention patent: - No 15 833, delivered on January 7, 1898, to Ditisheim & Cie de La Chaux-de-Fonds, for a "Frein-régulateur pour mécanismes d'horlogerie".

Grading System: AAA

HKD 96,000 - 180000

USD 12,000 - 22000

EUR 10,000 - 20000

Brand Cesar Racine

Model made for Zenith

Year circa 1900

Movement No. 2 487

Case No. 2 487

Caliber 20''' gilded brass, with two going barrels, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance with gold and platinum poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve

Dimensions Ø 54 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories copies of the invention patents

César Racine The house César Racine at LeLocle (Neuchâtel Mountains) is created in the 1880's by César Racine (1851-1931); it is located at 2, avenue du Nouveau Collège. This house is famous for its simplified Grande Sonnerie watches that it produces with minute-repeater on two or three gongs, then called Carillon or chimes. These watches can automatically strike every fifteen minutes, the hours and quarters elapsed (position "Sonnerie" or "Chime" / "Silence"), and strikes on request, hours, quarters and minutes elapsed. The watches are made according to the Swiss invention patent No. 6835, for a "Système de répétition à minutes et à quarts grande sonnerie" (minute-repeater and quarter-repeater with Grande Sonnerie system), dated June 29, 1893. Over the years, César Racine improve his invention and is the holder of several new patents: - No. 16112, for a "Mécanisme de déclenchement automatique de la fusée dans les montres à grande sonnerie", dated February 8, 1898. - No. 18543, for a "Perfectionnement au mécanisme des pièces d'horlogerie à grande sonnerie", dated February 6, 1899. - No. 41031, for a "Mécanisme de transmission et de déclenchement pour pièces d'horlogerie à grande sonnerie", dated July 24, 1907. He then becomes interested in other parts of watchmaking and obtains the following patents: - No. 46868, for a "Mécanisme de compteur pour chronographes", dated May 5, 1909. - No. 66903, for a "Pièce d'horlogerie avec mécanisme de remontage à bascule et barillet moteur unique actionnant deux rouages", dated August 22, 1913. - No. 77131, for a "Mouvement de montre-réveil", dated September 29, 1917. In addition to its simplified Grande Sonnerie - built between 16''' and 20''' -, the company also produces watches with horological complications, ranging from 12''' to 20''', which can be fitted with various mechanisms: chronograph, minute recorder, split-seconds, simple or perpetual calendar and automata. Since 1898, the house built its repeater-watches with the "Frein-régulateur pour mécanismes d'horlogerie" (drag-regulator for horological mechanisms) of Ditisheim & Cie of LaChaux-de-Fonds (Swiss invention patent No. 15833, dated January 7, 1898) César Racine is rewarded for his inventions and know-how with a Gold medal at the Swiss National Exhibition of Geneva in 1896 and a Grand Prix (Gold medal) at the World Exhibition of Paris in 1900. From a commercial point of view, it seems that the house César Racine has produced a lot of simplified Grande Sonnerie watches for the Fabrique Zénith of the Billodes in LeLocle, founded by Georges Favre-Jacot (1843-1917), which only marketed them on various markets, but also sells its watches to other retailers as evidenced by an anecdote reported by Alfred Chapuis (1880-1958), historian of the Neuchâtel horology: "En 1902, la maison Vrard à Tientsin désirant faire un cadeau à l'un de ses meilleurs clients chinois de cette ville, avait commandé spécialement une montre savonnette à grande sonnerie chez M. César Racine, au Locle, et avait fait peindre par l'intermédiaire de MM. Tardy et fils le portrait du chinois d'un côté, et de l'autre son monogramme émaillé également (ce travail fut exécuté par John Graff)." In 1902, the Vrard house in Tientsin, wishing to give a present to one of its best Chinese clients in this city, had especially ordered a gold hunting-case clock-watch to Mr. César Racine, with the portrait of the Chinese painted on enamel, on one side, and, on the other, his enamelled monogram; this work was executed by John Graff, through M. Tardy & Fils, from Geneva. (Chapuis, 1919, p. 187, note 1). We know this kind of piece also sold in China by Hope Brothers & Co. of Shanghai; but also, in Switzerland, by Henri Blanc in Geneva, and in Italy, by Haussmann & Co. in Rome. H. W. Bernstein & Co. of Bombay, India, sells several simplified Grande Sonnerie, in sumptuous enamel and gemstone cases, probably the work of J. Ferrero, from LeLocle, or Tardy & Fils, from Geneva. For this same Indian market, the César Racine house also created around 1900 - 1920, watches in which are accumulated numerous horological complications in addition to the simplified Grande Sonnerie, in more or less richly decorated cases. At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, various LeLocle watchmakers specialised in the production of Grande Complication for this market (Henri Grandjean & Cie, Edouard JeanRichard, Gideon & Cie, etc.), for retailers like P Orr & Sons in Madras, C. Marcks & Co. Ltd. in Bombay and Poona, etc. In 1895, Albert Theile (1855-1925), architect of LaChaux-de-Fonds, built for César Racine a superb villa in LeLocle with watchmaking workshops, at 8, rue du Collège. In 1908, César Racine is a member of the Committee, which pays homage to Jules Grossmann (1829-1907), the late Director of the School of Horology of LeLocle. His son, César (II) Racine (born in 1889) registered the mark "César Racine" in the Neuchâtel Register of Commerce, on February 4, 1913. The house also owns the brand "Radixa", under which it sells simple watches, much cheaper. In the 1920's, César Racine began producing movements for wristwatches. The house is still mentioned in 1929 but does not seem to recover from the Great Depression (1929) and goes bankrupt on January 24, 1931.

LOT 368

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

WM E LUROH ZENITH, POCKET WATCH WITH CHRONOGRAPH

Fine, silver, manual-winding, pocket watch with chronograph and white dial

Grading System: AA

HKD 1,960 - 7800

USD 250 - 1000

EUR 220 - 880

Brand Zenith

Case No. 3 169 114

Caliber 18'''¼

Dimensions Ø 52 mm.

Signature dial case and movement

LOT 369

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

ZENITH, POCKET WATCH, MADE FOR THE BRITISH ARMY

Fine, manual-winding, military pocket watch, with white dial, assigned to the British soldier No. 0552 / 521-0243

Grading System: AA

HKD 1,960 - 3900

USD 250 - 500

EUR 220 - 440

Brand Zenith

Case No. 8 286 610

Caliber 17'''¾

Dimensions Ø 51 mm.

Signature dial case and movement

LOT 370

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

ZENITH, CENTRE-SECONDS, AUTOMATIC, STEEL

A fine, self-winding, centre-seconds, stainless steel waterproof wristwatch

Grading System: AA

HKD 1,200 - 2800

USD 150 - 350

EUR 120 - 320

Brand Zenith

Year circa 1956

Movement No. 4 625 282

Case No. 9 273 832

Caliber 133.8

Dimensions Ø 36 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Property of a Swiss family

LOT 371

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

ZENITH, REF. A783, EL PRIMERO, STEEL

A fine, stainless steel, self-winding, chronograph wristwatch with date

Grading System: AA

HKD 30,000 - 50000

USD 4,000 - 6000

EUR 3,500 - 5500

Brand Zenith

Model El Primero

Reference Ref. A783

Year 1971

Case No. 020 E189

Caliber 3019 PHC

Dimensions Ø 38 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 372

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

ZENITH, SURF, GOLD PLATED

A fine, manual-winding, gold plated and steel wristwatch

Grading System: AA

HKD 1,500 - 3000

USD 200 - 400

EUR 170 - 360

Brand Zenith

Model Surf

Reference Ref. 20 1620 360 365

Year circa 1978

Bracelet leather strap with gold plated Zenith buckle

Caliber 2572

Dimensions Ø 35 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box

Property of the original Swiss owner

LOT 373

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

ZENITH EL PRIMERO

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, gentleman's wristwatch with screwed case-back, subsidiary seconds at 9 and four horological complications: - 1/10 second chronograph (tachometer graduation on the dial to 1,000 units per hour) - 30-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 3 o'clock) - 12-hour recorder (subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock) - Date of the month (aperture between 4 and 5 o'clock)

Grading System: A

HKD 27,000 - 35000

USD 3,500 - 4500

EUR 3,100 - 4000

Brand Zenith

Model El Primero

Reference Ref. NA 50.038.3

Year circa 1975

Case No. 020 E 093

Bracelet stainless steel Zenith link bracelet with Zenith deployant clasp

Caliber 3019 PHC (Movado), with 50-hour power reserve (36,000 vibrations per hour)

Dimensions 45 x 38 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box

LOT 374

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

ZENITH EL PRIMERO, RAINBOW

18K yellow gold and diamonds, self-winding, round-shaped, water-resistant, gentleman's wristwatch with snap-on case-back, subsidiary seconds at 9 and four horological complications: - 1/10 second chronograph (tachometer graduation on the dial to 400 units per hour) - 30-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 3 o'clock) - 12-hour recorder (subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock) - Date of the month (aperture between 4 and 5 o'clock)

Grading System: A

HKD 26,000 - 35000

USD 3,400 - 4500

EUR 3,000 - 4000

Brand Zenith

Model El Primero, Rainbow

Year circa 1990-1995

Case No. 70-0360-400

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Zenith bracelet with Zenith deployant clasp

Caliber Z 400, with 50-hour power reserve (36,000 vibrations per hour)

Dimensions Ø 42 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box and outer box, international guarantee, instruction booklet, world service booklet and extra links

Zenith, El Primero The El Primero self-winding chronograph was launched in 1969. It was the world's first and the only one in its category to measure short periods of time to one-tenth of a second. The lever escapement movement beating 36,000 vibrations/hour (high mechanical frequency) and is fitted with a central rotor mounted on ball bearings. The coordination of chronographic functions is operated by column wheel.

LOT 375

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Hong Kong, Dec 12, 2018

ZODIAC, 20 ATM, DAY-DATE, STEEL

A fine, quartz, stainless steel divers wristwatch with day and date

Grading System: A

HKD 2,000 - 4000

USD 250 - 550

EUR 230 - 500

Brand Zodiac

Year circa 1985

Case No. 1 572 710

Bracelet unsigned stainless steel bracelet (approx. overall length 180 mm.)

Caliber 536 121

Dimensions Ø 37 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Property of the original Swiss owner