614 lots

LOT 581

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

A. ACHARD & CO. SKELETON POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTERREPEATER AND THREE STRIKING JACKS ON THREE GONGS; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND MULTICOLOURED GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with one horological complication: - Quarter-repeater on three steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant) The chiselled varicoloured gold scene shows two Jacquemarts (Jacks), Caesar & Cleopatra, striking the elapsed time (Cleopatra strikes the hours and the first shot of the quarters while Caesar strikes the second shot of the quarters, and, below, a cherub strikes a third shot at every quarter; all animated by the repeating mechanism.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 55,000 - 70000

CHF 6,800 - 9000

USD 6,850 - 9150

Brand Antoine Achard & Co

Year circa 1800-1810

Movement No. 7 747 / 1 941

Calibre  21''' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock

Case No. 1 941 / 7 740

Material 18K yellow gold and multicoloured gold

Caliber 21''' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, vergeescapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass)and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engravedgilded continental cock

Dimensions Ø 57 mm.

An extremely rare model of pocket watch with three Jacks striking on three gongs.

LOT 582

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEATER AND CONCEALED AUTOMATON EROTIC SCENE; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with one horological complication and concealed automaton erotic scene: - Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant) Hinged gilded cuvette with spring-loaded small central cover revealing a hussar taking in a very cavalier way a beautiful damsel with voluptuous breast and thighs, animated by the repeating mechanism.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 54,000 - 70000

CHF 6,950 - 8900

USD 7,000 - 9000

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1810-1820

Calibre  21''' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock

Case No. 12 455 / 3 067

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 21''' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, vergeescapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass)and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engravedgilded continental cock

Dimensions Ø 53 mm.

LOT 583

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEATER AND EROTIC SCENE; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with one horological complication: - Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant) Case-back with painted on enamel on gold, by an unidentified workshop, showing a delicate young girl holding two kittens in her dress, which naively raising her nightie reveals her intimate parts that a nasty cat – probably the ancestor of the Angry Cat – eyeing the corner of the eye.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 44,000 - 62000

CHF 5,650 - 7900

USD 5,750 - 8000

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1810-1820

Calibre  21''' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock

Case No. 1 202 / 7 045

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel

Caliber 21''' gilded brass, with fusee and chain, vergeescapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass)and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engravedgilded continental cock

Dimensions Ø 54 mm.

A similar watch with a silver case (signed Breguet, No. 19 354; apocryphal signature), was auctioned by Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, March 31 ?? April 1st, 2001, The Sandberg Watch Collection, lot 134, sold for the amount of CHF 11 500.-; then, Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, March 27, 2011, lot 180, sold for the amount of CHF 12 500.-

LOT 584

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH CONCEALED EROTIC SCENE; 18K YELLOW GOLD PLATED

18K yellow gold plated, hunting-case, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and an erotic scene painted on enamel on copper, concealed in a secret compartment of the case-back, showing a naked couple “making the beast with two backs” … as Shakespeare said! Cover and case-back guilloché engine-turned.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 26,000 - 44000

CHF 3,400 - 5600

USD 3,450 - 5750

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1860

Calibre  19''', gilded brass, with going barrel, straightline equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Material 18K yellow gold plated (probably on silver)

Caliber 19''', gilded brass, with going barrel, straightlineequilibrated lever escapement, compensatedbalance and blued steel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 53.5 mm.

LOT 585

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3800/103 18K YELLOW GOLD WITH DIAMOND AND RUBY AUTOMATIC

18K yellow gold automatic center seconds wristwatch set with 40 diamonds on the bezel and pavé diamond dial set with 22 rubies, with date.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 300,000 - 450000

CHF 38,000 - 56250

USD 38,500 - 57700

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Nautilus

Reference Ref. 3800/103

Year sold on 20th Aug , 1988

Movement No. 1425118

Calibre  335 SC

Bracelet Patek Philippe integrated Nautilus bracelet with 18K white gold deployant clasp,approximately 180mm

Caliber 335 SC

Dimensions Ø 35 mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original certificate

LOT 586

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3800, NAUTILUS, 18K YELLOW GOLD

La Chaux-de-Fonds, 18K yellow gold, self-winding, cushion-shaped, water-resistant gentleman's wristwatch, centre-seconds, blue dial with horizontal stripes and one horological complication: Date of the month (aperture at 3 o'clock)

Grading System: AAA

HKD 160,000 - 200000

CHF 20,000 - 25000

USD 20,550 - 25650

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Nautilus

Reference Ref. 3800 / 1

Year Circa 1992

Movement No. 1 429 682

Calibre  335 SC

Case No. 2 893 484

Bracelet Integrated 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe Nautilus bracelet with deployant clasp

Caliber 335 SC

Dimensions Ø 35 mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box and outer box, Extract from theArchives, additional dial

Sold: HKD 200,000

LOT 587

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE FOR CARTIER REFERENCE 736 / 2, DRESS-WATCH WITH PAINTING ON ENAMEL BY J. PELLARIN-LEROY; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

18K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, keyless-winding, roundshaped dress-watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6. Case-back polychrome enamelled with the equestrian portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki (1742-1821), after a painting (1781) of Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), by J. Pellarin-Leroy, Geneva.

Grading System:

HKD 1,000,000 - 2000000

CHF 125,000 - 150000

USD 128,000 - 154000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model retailed by Cartier, No. 18 558

Reference Ref. 736 / 2

Year Circa 1968

Movement No. 893 282

Calibre  17-140, 17''', rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, Glucydur screwbalance and self-compensating flat hairspring, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No. 2 633 979

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel

Caliber 17-140, 17''', rhodium-plated, with going barrel,straight-line lever escapement, Glucydur screwbalanceand self-compensating flat hairspring,adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions,Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Dimensions Ø 47 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

Sold: HKD 1,660,000

The Extract from the Archives, dated March 12, 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold on June 18, 1969; in fact, delivered to Cartier who will punch on the case his inventory number. Since 1968, Patek Philippe collaborated with Geneva’s master enamellers to create pocket watches ornamented with painting on enamel on gold, which copying the old master paintings; these unique piece all very sought after by the collectors. According to the research, the present pocket watch is possibility the FIRST SERIES PIECE UNIQUE made by Patek Philippe and retailed to Cartier (June 18, 1969). The Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva, kept in this collection only one watch made the same year by F. Pellarin-Leroy (“Master Charles William Lambton” after Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830); Inv. P-131). The enamel miniature by J. Pellarin-Leroy is extremely well executed in beautiful pastel shades. Along with Marthe Bischoff (1900-1991), Hélène-May Mercier (1910-1996), Nelly Richard (1910-1998) and Suzanne Rohr (born in 1939), Pellarin-Leroy was one of the finest enamellists working for Patek Philippe since the late 1960’s. It was also one of the artists that were entrusted to make the enamel panels for the solar dome clocks. It is interesting that the case backs of the unique enamel watches by Patek Philippe are of very heavy- gauge gold. This is to provide a very solid base for the enamel during the several firings required at very high temperatures, the thickness of the gold reduced the incidences of damage occurring during firing as the gold was less likely to warp than gold of thinner gauge. The thicker gold back also eliminates the need for counter-enamel on the interior. The Pellarin-Leroy’s works for Patek Philippe • No. 893 232, case No. 429 755, Ref. 715 / 1, the Three Musicians, after a painting attributed to the Master of the Female half-lengths (Flanders, 16th c.). Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 12, 2017, lot 463, for the amount of CHF 185 000.- • Unrecorded numbers, Près de Rome (Near Rome). Christie’s, Hong Kong, auction, November 26, 2014, lot 2 646, sold for the amount of HK$ 2 320 00.- • No. 892 657, case No. 432 821, Ref. 715 / 5, portrait of General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) in 1792, after a painting (1834) of Joseph-Désiré Court (1797-1865). Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, May, 13, 2012, lot 463, for the amount of CHF 134 500.- The Portrait of Count Stanislas Potocki It’s a 1781 equestrian portrait of the Polish patron, politician, writer and Prime Minister of Poland Stanis?aw Kostka Potocki (1742-1821), by the French painter Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825). It was painted in Rome when the artist and subject met during David’s stay at the Villa Medici after winning the first prize for painting in the Prix de Rome. Its equestrian format is owed to influences from Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Potocki, the subject of the painting, displayed it at Wilanów Palace (pa?ac w Wilanowie), his residence near Warsaw. Ownership passed to the Branicki family in 1892. During the World War II it was looted by the German forces, then passed into Soviet Russian hands after the war, before being repatried to Poland in 1956. It is now on show in the Museum of King John III’s Palace at Wilanów (Muzeum Pa?acu Króla Jana III w Wilanowie). Stanislas Count Potocki (1742-1821) Stanis?aw Kostka, Count Potocki, was born in 1742 in Lubin and died in 1821 in Wilanów. He married Alexandra, Princess Lubomirski. Count Potocki held the knighthood of the White Eagle and Saint Stanislas Merits and was Great Master of the Polish Freemasons, he was also Nuncio of the Diet in 1776, 1786 and 1788. He left Poland after its dismemberment in 1793, was arrested in Carlsbad at the uprising of Kosciuszko, lived in captivity for eight months in Josephstadt and when the Great Duchy of Warsaw was created, he became the Senator Palatine, Head of the Council of State and of the Council of Ministers. Napoleon nominated him Minister of Culture and Education. Potocki kept these portfolios even after the Polish Kingdom had been annexed by Russia in 1815. He founded the University of Warsaw in 1816 and was elected President of the Senate in 1818. He sacrificed his entire fortune to promote literature, sciences and arts, and personally built up a beautiful collection of paintings, Etruscan vases and engravings in his Wilanów castle, near Warsaw. He was the author of many works, such as “Of Eloquence and Style” in 4 volumes, published in Warsaw, 1815; “Journey to Ciemnogrod”, a satirical novel in 4 volumes and a Polish translation of the great works of Winckelman on Antique Arts. Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) painted this equestrian portrait of him which is considered as one of the masterpieces by the artist.

LOT 588

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5522 PILOT WATCH IN STEEL, NEW YORK 2017 LIMITED EDITION OF 600 PIECES

Stainless steel automatic pilot wristwatch, black varnished dial with large applied gold luminous Arabic numerals, two luminous hands. The sapphire crystal caseback is engraved "PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017". The watch is limited to 600 pieces worldwide.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 320,000 - 460000

CHF 39,500 - 59250

USD 40,000 - 60000

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. 5522 A-001

Year Circa 2017

Calibre  324 S C,

Bracelet Brown leather strap, with stainless Patek Philippe buckle

Caliber 324 S C,

Dimensions Ø 42 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate and instruction booklets

LOT 589

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5230 18K WHITE GOLD WORLD TIME NEW YORK 2017 LIMITED EDITION OF 300 PIECES (FACTORY SINGLE SEALED)

18K white gold automatic world time wristwatch feature of blue Manhattan skyline that adorns the center of the dial. The crystal case back is engraved "PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017". The watch is limited to 300 pieces worldwide.

Grading System:

HKD 380,000 - 540000

CHF 47,400 - 69200

USD 48,000 - 70000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model World Time, New York 2017 Special Edition

Reference Ref. 5230G - 010

Year Made in 2017

Calibre  240 HU

Bracelet Leather strap with 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp

Caliber 240 HU

Dimensions Ø 38.5 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate and instruction booklets

Sold: HKD 562,500

LOT 590

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LE ROY POCKET WATCH WITH TACTILE FEATURE; 20K YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND-SET AND PEARL-SET

20 yellow gold, enamel, diamond-set and pearl-set, hunting-case, key-winding, round-shaped, “forme collier” small pocket watch. Grey flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) with sunburst effect (eccentric ellipse pattern) revolving case-back, with arrow “à tact” hand set with rose-cut diamonds (total weight approximately 0.13 carats); cover decorated en suite with central sunburst effect; both with finely reeded rims; band set with 24 touch pieces (including the pendant), 12 pearls for the hours and 12 seed pearls for the half-hours; detachable polished cuvette with apertures for winding, setting, regulating and the dial.

Grading System:

HKD 310,000 - 390000

CHF 39,500 - 49500

USD 40,000 - 50000

Brand Charles Le Roy

Model Montre médaillon à tact

Year circa 1810

Movement No. 3 247 / 9 379

Calibre  14 ½ ''' (ebauche No. 854), gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement (steel wheel), monometallic balance (probably in gold) and blued steel flat hairspring

Case No. 3 283

Material 20K yellow gold, enamel, diamond-set and pearl-set

Caliber 14 ½ ''' (ebauche No. 854), gilded brass, withgoing barrel, cylinder escapement (steel wheel),monometallic balance (probably in gold) and bluedsteel flat hairspring

Dimensions Ø 37.5 mm. (without pearls) // Ø 42.8 mm. (with pearls)

Signature dial, case and movement

Le Roy, Charles (1765-1839), Paris Basile-Charles Le Roy (1765-1839) is the founder of the Le Roy company in 1785 in Paris (13-15 Galerie Montpensier, Palais-Royal). He was appointed circa 1806 ‘‘Horloger de S. A. I. & R. Madame, Mère de l’Empereur et Roi’’ (Clockmaker of His Imperial and Royal Highness Madame, Mother of the Emperor and King), Lætitia Bonaparte (1750-1836), mother of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of the French (1804-1814 and 1815). He became circa 1810 “Horloger de S. M. le Roi de Westphalie” (Clockmaker of His Majesty the King of Westphalia), Jérôme Bonaparte (1784-1860), King of Westphalia (1807-1813), youngest brother of Napoléon I. “Montre médaillon à tact” ?? Pocket watch with tactile feature This watch demonstrates the strong influence of Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) on one of the best Parisian makers of his time, Bazile-Charles Le Roy (1765-1839), although he was not his pupil. This watch can be compared with the best quality of those produced by the eminent maker ?? the father of modern watchmaking. In fact, only few “Montres médaillon à tact” were produced by other makers during Breguet’s life and even after his death. Most of the rare examples which were not made by one of his pupils, Charles Oudin (1768-1840) in Paris, carry the signatures of Le Roy and Lépine in Paris (house founded by Jean-Antoine Lépine (1720-1814), at this time led by Claude-Pierre Raguet-Lépine (1753-1810), his son-in-law). Apart from the highly decorative watches, made by Breguet for the Islamic Market on the advice of his friend, Esseid Ali Effendi (or Morali Seyyed Ali Effendi; c.1750-1809), first Ottoman ambassador in Paris (1797-1802), he also produced gold and enamel, pearl or diamond-set “montres à tac”, namely for those clients of his who were fond of highly decorative watches enhanced with enamel and precious stones. Such watches, less austere in appearance than Breguet’s usual production, although the decorative elements remained largely functional, enjoyed a certain success despite their high price. Virtually every member of the Bonaparte family owned at least one example. Unlike Breguet’s “Montres médaillon à tact” which are built on the basis of the “souscription” calibre (with central barrel), the watches made by Le Roy are built with a Lépine-type calibre. Breguet classified his “souscription” watches as “petite”, “moyenne” and “grande”. Of about 915 “souscription”-type watches that Breguet made, only about 35 “petites” are known to exist, most of these are “Montres médaillon à tact”; this proves the rarity of this kind of pieces. It appears that it was Breguet who first made them, in the spring of 1799, the first one being sold to Madame de Bétancourt, the wife of Breguet’s most trusted friend, Augustin de Bétencourt y Molina (1758-1824), hydraulic engineer. When looking through Breguet records one notes that these enamelled, diamond-set “Montres médaillon à tact” are among his most expensive watches (without horological complication), between 1 500 and 1 700 francs! Very few watches of this kind were also made by Charles-Bazile Le Roy under his own type (nine are known today, see list below). The “à tact” feature was often used when the owner wanted to discreetly check the time. Later, in the mid-19th century, Genevan watchmakers built other types of “montres à tact”, so-called “montres d’aveugles” (watches for blind people). Some examples are known made by Bautte (house founded by Jean-François Bautte (1772-1837) in 1791), Patek Philippe (house founded in 1839) and Ekegrèn (house founded by Henri-Robert Ekegrèn (1823-1896) in 1857).

LOT 591

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 7130 PINK GOLD WORLD TIME AUTOMATIC NEW YORK 2017 LIMITED EDITION OF 75 PIECES (FACTORY SINGLE SEALED)

18K pink gold automatic world time wristwatch with diamond-set bezel (62 flawless white Top Wesselton diamonds around 0.82 ct) and feature of blue Manhattan skyline that adorns the center of the dial. The crystal case back is engraved "PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017". The watch is limited to 75 pieces worldwide.

Grading System:

HKD 380,000 - 540000

CHF 47,400 - 69200

USD 48,000 - 70000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model World Time, New York 2017 Special Edition

Reference Ref 7130R - 012

Year Circa 2017

Calibre  240 HU

Bracelet Leather strap with 18K pink gold and diamonds set Patek Philippe buckle

Caliber 240 HU

Dimensions Ø 36mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate and instruction booklets

LOT 592

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 7130 18K WHITE GOLD WORLD TIME AUTOMATIC NEW YORK 2017 LIMITED EDITION OF 75 PIECES

18K white gold automatic world time wristwatch feature of blue Manhattan skyline that adorns the center of the dial. The crystal case back is engraved "PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017". The watch is limited to 300 pieces worldwide.

Grading System:

HKD 410,000 - 580000

CHF 51,350 - 74100

USD 52,000 - 75000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model World Time, New York 2017 Special Edition

Reference Ref 7130G - 015

Year Circa 2017

Calibre  240 HU

Bracelet leather strap with 18K white gold and diamonds set Patek Philippe buckle

Caliber 240 HU

Dimensions Ø 36mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate and instruction booklets

LOT 593

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

JOSEPH NORRIS; THE ENAMEL BY JEAN-PIERRE HUAUD "BASSINE"-SHAPED SINGLE-HAND POCKET WATCH WITH EARLY HAIRSPRING; 21K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

21K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, “Bassine”- shaped, pocket watch. Polychrome dial with Roman numerals and, in the centre, a scene showing Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt, the Moon and nature, who after going down to earth, looks at Acteon, a sleeping young hunter, kisses her and falls in love with him (after Ovid’s Metamorphoses), unless it is the story of Diana and Endymion the shepherd; single diamond-set silver hand. Case-back painted on enamel on gold showing a young woman who makes drink a young warrior, using an ewer, so that he can refresh himself, … unless it is wine in order to inebriate him, signed “Huaud / le puis né / fecit”, by Jean-Pierre Huaud (1655-1723), Geneva. Inside the case-back, a scene that can be inspired by an engraving of Gabriel Perelle (1603-1677).

Grading System:

HKD 235,000 - 400000

CHF 30,000 - 50000

USD 30,500 - 50500

Brand Joseph Norris

Model the enamel by Jean-Pierre Huaud, le puisné, Geneva

Year circa 1685

Calibre  14''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain, verge escapement, monometallic balance (steel) and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock

Material 21K yellow gold and enamel

Caliber 14''', full plate, gilded brass, with fusee and chain,verge escapement, monometallic balance (steel)and blued steel flat hairspring, pierced and engravedgilded continental cock

Dimensions Ø 39.5 mm

Signature case and movement

Sold: HKD 312,500

This is one of the earliest watch cases painted by Jean-Pierre Huaud and one of few surviving works in such exceptional condition. If the movement is signed in Amsterdam, it’s clear it was made in Geneva. There are several indications of this: first, the extreme sophistication of the movement, for which Genevan watchmakers were famous; secondly, the movement features elements common to other Genevan watches, very unusual pillars and a typical manner of finishing the wheels and the fusee, as well as the characteristic shape of the cock. It was a common practice at the time for watchmakers to order complete watches from the Genevan masters and to be signed by the one who was going to market them. Norris, Joseph (1649-1727) Joseph (or Josephus) Norris was born in 1649 in Abington, England. He is apprenticed to his older brother, Edward Norris then, towards 1668, leaves for Amsterdam with Ahasuerus Fromanteel (1607-1693). He becomes the best English watchmaker in Holland. He returned in 1692 in his hometown where he died in 1727. He was part of the Anabaptist “sect” and was a member of Lothbury’s watchmaking group in London, which appears to have been anti-royalist. Norris became known for producing a miniature movement of only 13.7 mm. (private collection), proving that he could be counted amongst a very small number of watchmakers (including Johann Ulrich Schmidt of Augsburg) whose mechanical miniaturization skills were unequalled at the time. The Huaud (or Huaut) The best known and most prolific family of enamel painters of their day. They descended from a family of goldsmiths in Châtellerault, France. The father, Pierre (I) Huaud (1612-1680), was a protestant who emigrated to Geneva, where he became a “habitant” in 1630. He finished his apprenticeship as a goldsmith with Laurent Légaré in 1634, and soon after became Master goldsmith. In 1661, he served an apprenticeship in enamel painting with Jean André (1646-1717). Three of his eleven children became enamel painters as well. Pierre (II) Huaud (1647-c.1698) was apprenticed to his father. In 1685-1686 he went to Berlin to work in the service of the Brandenburg Elector. After a brief stay there, he returned to Geneva in 1686. Pierre (II) went back to Germany at the end of 1689, and in 1691 he was named painter-miniaturist to Frederick I of Prussia (1657-1713), who was (as Frederick III) Elector of Brandenburg (1688-1713) and first King of Prussia (1701-1713) and from 1707 prince of the Principality of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). Jean-Pierre Huaud (1655-1723) and his brother Ami Huaud (1657-1724) became partners from 1682 to 1688. As was their older brother, they were also appointed painters to the Court of the Brandenburg Elector in 1686, and went to Berlin where they lived and worked until 1700, at which point they returned to Geneva. Although much of their work was done in partnership, they also often worked alone. Their work was sought after by watchmakers from all over Europe. Some examples of watches signed by the Huauds are kept today in the Patek Philippe Museum and the Musée de l’horlogerie et de l’émaillerie in Geneva and other museum around the world, as the Musée international de l’horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Louvre in Paris, the British Museum in London, etc. Watches signed by (or formerly attributed to) the Huauds are now highly sought after by collectors, see: - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, May 13, 2007, lot 595, sold for the amount of CHF 169 750.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 12, 2006, lot 46, sold for the amount of CHF 56 640.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, April 12, 2003, lot 492, sold for the amount of CHF 57 500.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, April 13, 2002, lot 598, sold for the amount of CHF 223 500.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, March 31, 2001, lot 08, sold for the amount of CHF 57 500.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 13, 1999, lot 05, sold for the amount of CHF 113 500.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 13, 1999, lot 07, sold for the amount of CHF 82 700.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, April 18, 1998, lot 195, sold for the amount of CHF 91 500.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, October 12, 1996, lot 640, sold for the amount of CHF 86 000.- - Antiquorum, Hong Kong, auction, June 17, 1994, lot 324, sold for the amount of HK$ 638 250.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 14, 1993, lot 30, sold for the amount of CHF 160 250.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 14, 1993, lot 31, sold for the amount of CHF 259 250.- - Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, November 17, 1992, lot 459, sold for the amount of CHF 204 250.-

LOT 594

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF 7200 18K WHITE GOLD NEW YORK 2017 LIMITED EDITION (75 PIECES)

18K ultra-thin automatic white-gold ladies wristwatch with Officer'sstyle case and mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers. The sapphire crystal caseback is engraved "PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017". The watch is limited to 75 pieces worldwide.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 190,000 - 290000

CHF 23,700 - 37550

USD 24,000 - 38000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Calatrava

Reference Ref 7200/50G-015

Year Circa 2017

Calibre  240 AIG.2

Bracelet Leather strap with 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle

Caliber 240 AIG.2

Dimensions Ø 35 mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate and instruction booklets

Sold: HKD 250,000

LOT 595

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF 7200 18K WHITE GOLD NEW YORK 2017 LIMITED EDITION (75 PIECES)

18K ultra-thin automatic white-gold ladies wristwatch with Officer'sstyle case and mother-of-pearl dial with diamond hour markers. .The sapphire crystal caseback is engraved "PATEK PHILIPPE NEW YORK 2017". The watch is limited to 75 pieces worldwide.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 190,000 - 290000

CHF 23,700 - 37550

USD 24,000 - 38000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Calatrava

Reference Ref 7200/50G-010

Year Circa 2017

Calibre  240 AIG.2

Bracelet Leather strap with 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle

Caliber 240 AIG.2

Dimensions Ø 35 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box, certificate and instruction booklets

LOT 596

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

BREGUET PROBABLY BY DECOMBAZ “SOUSCRIPTION” POCKET WATCH WITH MICROMOSAIC DECORATION; SILVER, PINK GOLD AND MICROMOSAIC

The "Ponte Mammolo" Silver, pink gold and micromosaic, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, "Souscription"-type "Empire" pocket watch; fluted caseband, hinged case-back and bezel. "Souscription"-type white enamel dial with secrete signature ("Breguet / No 2804) and unique blued steel Breguet hand (counter-enamel inscribed "683" and "5"). Case-back with polychrome micromosaic showing an ancient fortified bridge with a tower and other structure over a river, the "Ponte Mammolo" (Mammolo Bridge) on the Aniene River, a tributary of the Tiber, after an engraving of Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782) published in 1754.

Grading System:

HKD 140,000 - 195000

CHF 17,800 - 24700

USD 18,000 - 25000

Brand Breguet

Year circa 1810-1820

Movement No. 2 804

Calibre  25''', gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement (brass wheel), monometallic balance (probably in gold) and blued steel flat hairspring (engraved with an etching needle "683" and "5")

Material silver, pink gold and micromosaic

Caliber 25''', gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinderescapement (brass wheel), monometallic balance(probably in gold) and blued steel flat hairspring(engraved with an etching needle "683" and "5")

Dimensions Ø 62.6 mm.

Signature movement

“Ponte Mammolo” Giuseppe Vasi opened his 1754 book covering the monuments along the River Tiber with three etchings showing the bridges which crossed the Aniene or Teverone, a tributary coming from Subiaco and Tivoli and joining the Tiber north of Ponte Milvio. Via Tiburtina, the road leading to Tivoli, crosses the Aniene twice; Vasi chose to show Ponte Mammolo, the bridge nearer to Rome, although Ponte Lucano, the other bridge, offered a more evocative view because of a nearby ancient mausoleum. He showed the latter in a small etching in the opening page of the book. Vasi, Giuseppe Corleone, Sicily, August 27, 1710 ?? Rome, April 16, 1782 Italian engraver and architect, best known for his vedute. The first series of akin consists in the “Vedute di Roma sul Tevere” (Views of the Tiber), circa 1743, and later adapted to become part of the “Delle magnificenze antica e moderna di Roma”. In these years, Vasi also hosted in his workshop for a limited period of time the young Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Mogliano Veneto, 1720 ?? Rome, 1778), his major pupil, who shaped here his technique as an engraver. From 1747 to 1761, he published a series of ten volumes including circa 240 engravings of view of Rome. Micro-mosaic The term “micro-mosaic” refers to a mosaic whose tiny elements of spun glass, fragments of coloured enamel or hard stones, constituting its decoration, are very finely assembled so as to make the joints almost imperceptible. There are two types of pieces: • The classic micro-mosaics mounted by assembling tiny plates carved in glass rods, called tesserae or smalti filati, which are Roman or Venetian. • The marquetry of hard stones, called pietra dura, which are Florentine. An assembly composed of regular shapes is typical of Rome, while in Venice a wide variety of forms are used for the creation of micro-mosaics. The assembly is hot glued with a mixture of beeswax and resin. The Roman technique, says “frosting”, is that parts after assembly and gluing are polished and polished unlike Venetian pieces. The miniature tesserae are obtained after a complex process: glass melting, amalgamation of the paste and transformation of the amalgam into yarns and baguettes, which are then cut to obtain said tesserae. To fix them on the glued support, the mosaicist must use tweezers. Many of these tesserae are smaller than one millimetre (3 mm in the edge nets). Only slightly thicker than a hair, these smalti filati can be more than 800 cm2. The more their number is important, the more the object is of quality. The technique of the "frosting" of the micromosaic was perfected around 1775 by Cesare Aguazzi (?-?) and Giacomo Raffaelli (1753-1836). It’s a real work of goldsmith in which are illustrated, from the end of the 18th century, great masters, such as Antonio Aguatti (?-c.1846), Cavaliere Michelangelo Barberi (?-?), Gioacchino Barberi (1783-1857), nephew of the previous, etc. The micromosaic is not only used on jewellery objects (brooches, buttons, earrings, necklaces, etc.); it also decorates the lids and walls of bonbonnieres, snuffboxes and other boxes, but also vases or the table tops. Their favourite themes are animals, bouquets of flowers, popular sketches, landscapes of Tuscany and Italy in general, ancient ruins, great monuments of Rome and the Vatican, portraits of famous personalities, works of art great Italian and foreign painters. The use of this technique of extraordinary virtuosity on a large scale is at the origin of the renewal in Rome of the Studio Vaticano del Mosaico which is still active today (Piazza di Spagna). The micro-mosaic knows its golden age from the late-18th to the early-19th century. The first exhibition of this art is organized in the workshops of Giacomo Raffaelli in Rome in 1775. At this time of the Grand Tour, the European aristocracy visits the Italian cities and particularly Rome; it contributes through its purchases to the development of these workshops where these “souvenirs” (memories) of travel are made. In 1820, there are more than twenty workshops in Rome. Under the first Empire, the spread of the "mosaici filati" was great, first in Italy, then throughout Western Europe as in St. Petersburg (Raffaelli became advisor to the Tsar of Russia) or even in Istanbul (Dolmabahçe Palace, circa 1853-1856).

LOT 597

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

BREGUET PROBABLY BY DECOMBAZ "SOUSCRIPTION"-TYPE POCKET WATCH WITH MICROMOSAIC DECORATION; SILVER, PINK GOLD AND MICROMOSAIC

The "Ponte Salaro" Silver, pink gold and micromosaic, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, "Souscription"-type "Empire" pocket watch; fluted caseband, hinged case-back and bezel. "Souscription"-type white enamel dial with secrete signature ("Breguet / No 2803) and unique blued steel Breguet hand (counter-enamel inscribed "683" and "2"). Case-back with polychrome micromosaic showing an ancient fortified bridge with a square tower over a river, the "Ponte Salaro" (Salaro or Salario Bridge) on the Aniene River, a tributary of the Tiber, after an engraving of Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782) published in 1754, and / or an engraving of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), from circa 1754-1760.

Grading System:

HKD 140,000 - 195000

CHF 17,800 - 24700

USD 18,000 - 25000

Brand Breguet

Year circa 1810-1820

Movement No. 2 803

Calibre  25''', gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement (brass wheel), monometallic balance (probably in gold) and blued steel flat hairspring (engraved with an etching needle "683" and "2")

Material silver, pink gold and micromosaic

Caliber 25''', gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinderescapement (brass wheel), monometallic balance(probably in gold) and blued steel flat hairspring(engraved with an etching needle "683" and "2")

Dimensions Ø 62.6 mm.

Signature movement

“Ponte Salaro” Ponte Salaro was named after Via Salaria, the road through which the inland regions north of Rome (such as Sabina) received the salt they needed for food preservation and cheese production. Ponte Salaro crossed the Aniene near the point where this river flows into the Tiber; many foreign painters of the 17th and 18th centuries depicted it in their Italianate landscapes, small oil paintings which they sold in their countries of origin; similar to them Giuseppe Vasi gave more relevance to the landscape than to the bridge in this 1754 etching; for a very different approach, see a view by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) drawn at approximately the same time. Vasi, Giuseppe Corleone, Sicily, August 27, 1710 ?? Rome, April 16, 1782 Italian engraver and architect, best known for his vedute. The first series of akin consists in the “Vedute di Roma sul Tevere” (Views of the Tiber), circa 1743, and later adapted to become part of the “Delle magnificenze antica e moderna di Roma”. In these years, Vasi also hosted in his workshop for a limited period of time the young Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Mogliano Veneto, 1720 ?? Rome, 1778), his major pupil, who shaped here his technique as an engraver. From 1747 to 1761, he published a series of ten volumes including circa 240 engravings of view of Rome. These two watches are the only two known to date whose decor is made in micro-mosaic. These pieces are most probably the object of an order for the Italian market and / or intended for a member of a patrician family of the Roman nobility because it is in Rome that flourished at the end of the 18th century the art of the micro-mosaic. The attribution to the workshop of Louis Decombaz results from a watch whose “souscription”-type movement is signed by him (private collection). If the name of Louis Decombaz is today forgotten, it is necessary to know that it is at the beginning of the 19th century the privileged contact in Geneva of Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) and that it is he who realizes for the Parisian master watches with mechanisms of Grande and Petite Sonnerie, often made for the Turkish market, whose cases are decorated with Genevan enamels. Decombaz is one of the best watchmakers in Geneva of his time.

LOT 598

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

ROLEX REF 116598RBOW DAYTONA "RAINBOW" AUTOMATIC YELLOW GOLD DIAMONDS AND COLOR SAPPHIRE

18K yellow gold automatic wristwatch with 36 rainbow-colored sapphires baguette -set bezel and 56 white diamonds set lugs and indexes , round button chronograph, registers with 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet folding clasp

Grading System: A

HKD 1,500,000 - 2200000

CHF 187,000 - 275000

USD 191,000 - 282100

Brand Rolex

Model Rainbow Daytona

Reference Ref. 116598RBOW

Year Circa 2010s

Calibre  4130

Bracelet Rolex 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet folding clasp

Caliber 4130

Dimensions Ø 40mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box and guarantee

In 2012, Rolex introduced the first Rainbow Daytona in yellow gold and white gold with beautiful rainbow colored sapphire set bezel, 36 multi-colored baguette-cut sapphires, forming a rainbow pattern of reds, oranges, yellows, greens, limes, blues and purples. Due to the high standard on the quality of the appropriate color sapphires and the skillful craftsmanship for the setting stones, only very low quantities have been released and are now discontinued. Only took 6 years, this model become one of the most sought-after and collectable items to the Rolex collectors

LOT 599

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

UNSIGNED, ATTRIBUTABLE TO JOHN RICH POCKET WATCH MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET, WITH AUTOMATON SCENE; 18K YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

18K yellow gold, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Directoire” pocket watch, made for the Chinese market, with automata: - Animated scene triggered upon request (activated by the button at 6 o’clock), with four functions Royal blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engineturning) case-back; the dial-face showing a workshop of wine barrel makers in varicoloured gold, in front of a river landscape. The scene shows: on the centre, a cooper preparing a piece of wood (oak merrain); with, next to him, on the right, a barrel in preparation (consisting of douelles (staves) held using the assembly table) heating near a fountain in action (the craftsman subtly marries the properties of two elements that seem to be opposed – fire and water –, to give his identity to the barrel and de facto to the wine); on the left, another cooper knocks a rimmed barrel in order to finish the manufacture. In the left corner a faithful dog sleeps.

Grading System:

HKD 310,000 - 390000

CHF 39,500 - 49000

USD 40,000 - 50000

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1795-1800

Calibre  21''', gilded brass, engraved with scrolls, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (probably in gold) and blued steel flat hairspring; independent gear train for the automaton mechanism

Case No. 8 323

Material 18K yellow gold, enamel and pearls

Caliber 21''', gilded brass, engraved with scrolls, withgoing barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallicbalance (probably in gold) and blued steel flathairspring; independent gear train for the automatonmechanism

Sold: HKD 462,500

At the time, this kind of Genevan watches were often intended 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. 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), kept today in the Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva (Inv. S-144 a+b). The watch that we present here is not signed but has a movement with two trains of independent gear and engraved decorations typical of the productions known and signed by John Rich. There is a registered partnership on March 27, 1799 (7 germinal, an 7) between the named « Decombaz et Rich » ; dissolved association on October 14, 1805 (22 vendémiaire, an 14). This is most probably Louis Decombaz, Genevan watchmaker, active between circa 1780 and circa 1820, and our John Rich, watchmaker and mechanicien of English origin active in Geneva (Geneva, Archives of the City). Unfortunately, the biographical information on these two artisans are very incomplete. 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 « chinoises » ?? The Mirror of Seduction, Prestigious pairs of “Chinese” Watches, Geneva, Patek Philippe Museum Editions, 2010. John Rich He is an enigmatic figure. There are samples of his work that are so magnificent that one would think that there would be an abundance of material concerning him, yet this is not the case. Some of the most complicated automata, such as The Magician Box, or the Sandoz Scent Bottle, are signed by him. Alfred Chapuis and Edmond Droz, authorities on automata, described the Magician as “the most remarkable snuff-box known to the authors”. It is signed “Made by John Rich”, but only on the barrel. The piece must be taken apart for the maker’s name to be seen. Some boxes that we have examined are signed “John Rich, London” or “John Rich, London & Genève”, while yet others, mechanically identical, are not signed at all. The same is true of his watches; if they are signed, it is very often in such an unobtrusive place that only a watchmaker who has taken the piece apart would see them. Granted, some of the great automata makers did not as a rule visibly sign their pieces, but they were very well-known, and there is plenty of information about them. But not about John Rich. The idea has been advanced that Rich came from England and opened a shop in Geneva. Furthermore, since Rich’s work shows certain characteristics of the work of the Jaquet Droz and Leschot, we believe that they were made by a master craftsman (or craftsmen) associated with them. Rich’s work can be dated no earlier than 1780 and no later than the first few years of the 19th century, spanning probably from about 1780 to 1805 or slightly afterwards; a quarter of a century of magnificent mechanical achievements, without leaving any information for posterity but the work itself. The magnificence of his work and the mystery surrounding him, fascinate us to the point that we decided to do research to try and solve this puzzle. Although it is still in progress, we have found some leads which in the future will hopefully give us the entire picture of the man and his work. In terms of hard evidence, we have found two previously unknown documents, one dated 7 germinal an 7 (28 March 1801) recording the establishment of a partnership between a certain Decombaz and John Rich in Geneva, and another dated 22 vendémiaire an 14 (14 October 1805) recording the dissolution of that partnership. The Decombaz mentioned was very likely the famous one who was active from 1780 until after 1820. We know that Decombaz specialised in perpétuelle and Grande Sonnerie watches, and that he supplied Leschot (and probably Jaquet Droz before him) and Breguet with finished movements. Source: Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, April 13, 2002, lot 596.

LOT 600

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

AUDEMARS PIGUET PVD STEEL TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH MECHANICAL LIMITED EDITION 23/35

PVD Stainless Steel manual winding tourbillon with round button chronograph in black mage tapisserie dial with red Arabic numerals ,red registers. Made in 35 pieces limited edition in honor of the Las Vegas Strip

Grading System: AAA

HKD 520,000 - 740000

CHF 65,000 - 94800

USD 66,250 - 96000

Brand Audemars Piguet

Model Royal Oak Offshore Las Vegas Strip Tourbillon

Reference Ref. 26268SN.OO.D003CU.01

Movement No. 720602

Calibre  2889

Case No. G57565

Bracelet leather strap with Audemars Piguet steel deployant clasp

Caliber 2889

Dimensions 44mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories box and papers