485 lots

LOT 461

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

RICHARDSON POCKET WATCH WITH CENTRE-SECONDS MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED SILVER, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

Gilded silver, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, pocket watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back with polychrome painting on enamel, by an unidentified workshop, probably Geneva, showing a young Western woman with a melancholy look, in bust, leaning his head slightly and looking to the right, in the middle of a garland of multicoloured flowers and leaves on a grey background; fluted case-band; bezels, pendant and bow set with half-pearls.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 120,000 - 200000

CHF 15,000 - 25000

USD 15,300 - 25500

Brand Richardson

Year Circa 1860-1880

Movement No. 398

Calibre  21’’’, gilded brass, engraved Chinese-style, with going barrel, duplex escapement, monometallic balance (polished steel) and blued steel flat hairspring

Diameter  55.2 mm

Signature Movement

Accessories Later fitted box (early-20th century, signed J. W. Benson, London)

It’s extremely rare to find a watch typically made for the Chinese market with such a subject. Few other watches from the same retailer are known: • No. 376 (Ø 58 mm.); • No. 571 (Ø 55 mm.); • No. 772 (Ø 55 mm.); • Unrecorded number (Ø 58 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 462

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

JUVET SMALL POCKET WATCH WITH CENTRE-SECONDS MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED METAL, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Gilded metal, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, small pocket watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back with polychrome painting on enamel, by an unidentified workshop, probably Geneva, showing a bunch of multicoloured flowers and leaves on a green enamel background; fluted caseband; bezels, pendant and bow set with half-pearls.

Grading System: AA

HKD 48,000 - 64000

CHF 6,000 - 8000

USD 6,150 - 8200

Brand Edouard Juvet

Year Circa 1860

Calibre  14’’’, gilded brass, Chinese-style, with going barrel, duplex escapement, monometallic balance (polished steel) with blued-steel wings balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Case No.  37 275

Diameter 38.7 mm

Signature Movement

LOT 463

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

UNSIGNED SMALL POCKET WATCH WITH CENTRE-SECONDS MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED METAL, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

Gilded metal, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, small pocket watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back with orange flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning), with polychrome painting on enamel, by an unidentified workshop, probably Geneva, showing a young Western woman, in bust, looking to the right; fluted case-band; bezels, pendant and bow set with half-pearls

Grading System: AA

HKD 48,000 - 64000

CHF 6,000 - 8000

USD 6,150 - 8200

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1860-1880

Calibre  15’’’, gilded brass, engraved Chinese-style, with going barrel, duplex escapement, monometallic balance (polished steel) with blued-steel wings balance and blued steel flat hairspring

Case No. 105 079

Diameter 39.5 mm

Signature Movement

LOT 464

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 4404-5, TWO-TIME ZONE WITH TWO MOVEMENTS AND MALACHITE DIAL; “ DUAL-TIME” SO-CALLED “GEMINI”; 18K WHITE GOLD

18K white gold, manual-winding, elongated horizontal rectangular-shaped with cut corners, two-time zone, gentleman’s wristwatch with two movements, case-back screwed by four screws, rounded bezel, malachite dial

Grading System: Exceptional

HKD 440,000 - 1300000

CHF 54,850 - 164450

USD 55,200 - 165500

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Dual-Time

Reference 4404-5

Year Circa 1971

Movement No.  1 245 565, 1 245 586

Calibre  13.5, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No.  2 769 828

Bracelet Integrated 18K white gold Patek Philippe linen-textured bracelet with clasp

Length 190 mm

Dimensions 25 x 35 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archivies

The Extract from the Archives, dated January 25, 2019, mentioned that the date of sale of this watch is not recorded.
Patek Philippe, Reference 4404 and variants This reference is launched in 1976 and remained in production until circa 1979. This elongated horizontal rectangular-shaped watch is fitted with two Cal. 13.5. The watch is made only in 18K white gold. Few examples were produced; only 8 recorded (all with variants). The watch is so-called “Gemini” by collectors. This “Dual-Time” was not – like other jewellery timepieces – present in the Patek Philippe catalogues because of its very small series production. This reference is so far known made only in 18K white gold case and always seen with integrated textured or mesh bracelet, sometimes welded to the case, sometimes welded over the bezel. These variations give a different aspect to the watch as well as the different types of dials used. This is how the Ref. 4404 has many variations, making each time the model unique (Ref. 4404-1, Ref. 4404-2, Ref. 4404-3, etc.). The case-back is designed to incorporate both movements of the watch. It is fixed to the case/bezel (two-piece case) by four screws, one at each cut corners. The cases were all produced by Les Ateliers Réunis, Geneva (Mater case-maker “key” number 28). The bracelets were made by Jean-Pierre Ecoffey, Geneva (Master hallmark “JPE”). The movements used are 13.5-320 calibres; the smallest ones made then, whose production began in 1959. The movements used in Ref. 4404 may sometimes have numbers recorded in production Books dating back to 1971 or 1972, which has often misled the dating of these pieces which are well created from 1976 onwards. It should also be noted that some of these watches were only sold in the late 1980s. As for the dials, they are made by Stern Frères, Geneva (Master hallmark “Star”). Most of the time, they are 18K gold plates with, in applique, semi-precious stone plates (black onyx, blue lapis-lazuli, green malachite, burgundy heliotrope jasper, etc.) and/or a precious pavé-set of brilliant-cut diamonds. Sometimes the dials are made of a single piece of semi-precious stone (malachite) or organicinorganic composite material (mother-of-pearl). The variants in the use of all these gemstones reinforce the uniqueness of each piece. To-date only 8 watches have reappeared on the art market (see list below). We can assume that only a few other watches exist, some of the variants that could have been made in two or three examples. The Patek Philippe Ref. 4404 is an unusual and very elegant example of two-time
zone wristwatch. The time reading is made very easy thanks to the two separate dials. If this “travel-time” watch was originally intended to be worn by men, its dimensions (25 x 35 mm.) now allow it to be worn by women as well. The Cal. 13.5-320 with “Gyromax” balance is illustrated by Huber & Banbery, 1998, p. 36, ill. 45. The eight Ref. 4404 known to date Ref. 4404-1 (diamond-set bezel, bracelet welded to the case), with lapis-lazuli and silver colour dial “Tuscany”-finished. No. 992 078 and No. 993 229 (case No. 2 769 143). No. 1 242 612 and No. 1 243 758 (case No. 2 769 841), made in 1978, sold on July 24, 1987.
 Ref. 4404-1 (diamond-set bezel, bracelet welded over the bezel), with black onyx and silver colour dial “Tuscany”-finished. No. 1 249 337 and No. 1 249 571 (case No. 2 769 830), sold in 1978.
 Ref. 4404-2 (bracelet welded over the bezel), with malachite and silver colour dial satin-finished. No. 982 480 and No. 983 356 (case No. 2 769 831), sold in 1978.
 Ref. 4404-4 (bracelet welded to the case), with black onyx and diamond-pavé-set dial. No. 1 242 798 and No. 1 242 878 (case No. 2 769 839), made in 1978, sold on November 30, 1987.
 Ref. 4404-5 (bracelet welded over the bezel), with mother-of-pearl dial (full plate). No. 1 243 876 and No. 1 244 534 (case No. 2 769 827), made in 1978, sold on August 30, 1986.
 Ref. 4404-5 (bracelet welded over the bezel), with malachite dial (full plate). No. 1 245 565 and No. 1 245 586 (case No. 2 769 828), made in 1978, unrecorded date of sale. The present lot. Ref. 4404-? (diamond-set bezel, bracelet welded over the bezel), with diamondpavé-set dial with two triangular lapis-lazuli inserts. No. 996 544 and No. 997 855 (case No. 2 769 833), sold circa 1978.

LOT 465

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

JUST & SON POCKET WATCH WITH SPECIAL ESCAPEMENT AND CENTRE-SECONDS MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED METAL, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

Gilded metal, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, pocket watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back with an applied rosacea of pearls on a Royal blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) background; fluted case-band; bezels, pendant and bow set with half-pearls.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 70,000 - 100000

CHF 8,750 - 12500

USD 8,950 - 12750

Brand Just & Son

Year Circa 1840-1850

Movement No. 3 937

Calibre  20’’’, English lateral lever escapement

Case No. 3 937

Diameter 55 mm

Signature Movement

It’s extremely rare to find a watch from this period, made for the Chinese market, with a jewelled movement fitted with an English lateral lever escapement. Few other watches made by the same maker with this type of escapement are known

LOT 466

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

VAUCHER LARGE POCKET WATCH WITH SPECIAL CALIBRE, SPECIAL ESCAPEMENT AND DEAD-BEAT CENTRE-SECONDS, MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED METAL, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

Gilded metal, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, roundshaped, large pocket watch, with dead-beat centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back with polychrome painting on enamel, by an unidentified workshop, probably Geneva, showing a tracery of multicoloured summer flowers and leaves on a green background; fluted case-band; bezels, pendant and bow set with half-pearls.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 70,000 - 100000

CHF 8,750 - 12500

USD 8,950 - 12750

Brand Vaucher

Year Circa 1840-1860

Calibre  24’’’, polished steel bridges, duplex-Jacot escapement

Case No. 675

Diameter  61.9 mm

Signature Dial and Movement; Case

LOT 467

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 4404-4, TWO-TIME ZONE, TWO MOVEMENTS, DIAMOND-SET BLACK ONYX DIAL; “DUAL-TIME” SO-CALLED “GEMINI”; 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMONDS

18K white gold, manual-winding, elongated horizontal rectangular-shaped with cut corners, two-time zone, gentleman’s wristwatch with two movements, case-back screwed by four screws, rounded bezel, diamond-set black onyx dial

Grading System: Exceptional

HKD 360,000 - 400000

CHF 44,750 - 49700

USD 45,000 - 50000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Dual-Time

Reference 4404-4

Year Circa 1978

Movement No. 1 242 798, 1 242 878

Calibre  13.5, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No.  2 769 839

Bracelet integrated 18K white gold Patek Philippe linen-textured bracelet with clasp (by Jean-Pierre Ecoffey, Geneva)

Length 165 mm

Dimensions 22.9 x 34.8 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archivies

The Extract from the Archives, dated  September 25 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold on November 30, 1987. Patek Philippe, Reference 4404
Patek Philippe, Reference 4404 and variants This reference is launched in 1976 and remained in production until circa 1979. This elongated horizontal rectangular-shaped watch is fitted with two Cal. 13.5. The watch is made only in 18K white gold. Few examples were produced; only 8 recorded (all with variants). The watch is so-called “Gemini” by collectors. This “Dual-Time” was not – like other jewellery timepieces – present in the Patek Philippe catalogues because of its very small series production. This reference is so far known made only in 18K white gold case and always seen with integrated textured or mesh bracelet, sometimes welded to the case, sometimes welded over the bezel. These variations give a different aspect to the watch as well as the different types of dials used. This is how the Ref. 4404 has many variations, making each time the model unique (Ref. 4404-1, Ref. 4404-2, Ref. 4404-3, etc.). The case-back is designed to incorporate both movements of the watch. It is fixed to the case/bezel (two-piece case) by four screws, one at each cut corners. The cases were all produced by Les Ateliers Réunis, Geneva (Mater case-maker “key” number 28). The bracelets were made by Jean-Pierre Ecoffey, Geneva (Master hallmark “JPE”). The movements used are 13.5-320 calibres; the smallest ones made then, whose production began in 1959. The movements used in Ref. 4404 may sometimes have numbers recorded in production Books dating back to 1971 or 1972, which has often misled the dating of these pieces which are well created from 1976 onwards. It should also be noted that some of these watches were only sold in the late 1980s. As for the dials, they are made by Stern Frères, Geneva (Master hallmark “Star”). Most of the time, they are 18K gold plates with, in applique, semi-precious stone plates (black onyx, blue lapis-lazuli, green malachite, burgundy heliotrope jasper, etc.) and/or a precious pavé-set of brilliant-cut diamonds. Sometimes the dials are made of a single piece of semi-precious stone (malachite) or organicinorganic composite material (mother-of-pearl). The variants in the use of all these gemstones reinforce the uniqueness of each piece. To-date only 8 watches have reappeared on the art market (see list below). We can assume that only a few other watches exist, some of the variants that could have been made in two or three examples. The Patek Philippe Ref. 4404 is an unusual and very elegant example of two-time
zone wristwatch. The time reading is made very easy thanks to the two separate dials. If this “travel-time” watch was originally intended to be worn by men, its dimensions (25 x 35 mm.) now allow it to be worn by women as well. The Cal. 13.5-320 with “Gyromax” balance is illustrated by Huber & Banbery, 1998, p. 36, ill. 45. The eight Ref. 4404 known to date Ref. 4404-1 (diamond-set bezel, bracelet welded to the case), with lapis-lazuli and silver colour dial “Tuscany”-finished. No. 992 078 and No. 993 229 (case No. 2 769 143). No. 1 242 612 and No. 1 243 758 (case No. 2 769 841), made in 1978, sold on July 24, 1987.
 Ref. 4404-1 (diamond-set bezel, bracelet welded over the bezel), with black onyx and silver colour dial “Tuscany”-finished. No. 1 249 337 and No. 1 249 571 (case No. 2 769 830), sold in 1978.
 Ref. 4404-2 (bracelet welded over the bezel), with malachite and silver colour dial satin-finished. No. 982 480 and No. 983 356 (case No. 2 769 831), sold in 1978.
 Ref. 4404-4 (bracelet welded to the case), with black onyx and diamond-pavé-set dial. No. 1 242 798 and No. 1 242 878 (case No. 2 769 839), made in 1978, sold on November 30, 1987.
 Ref. 4404-5 (bracelet welded over the bezel), with mother-of-pearl dial (full plate). No. 1 243 876 and No. 1 244 534 (case No. 2 769 827), made in 1978, sold on August 30, 1986.
 Ref. 4404-5 (bracelet welded over the bezel), with malachite dial (full plate). No. 1 245 565 and No. 1 245 586 (case No. 2 769 828), made in 1978, unrecorded date of sale. The present lot. Ref. 4404-? (diamond-set bezel, bracelet welded over the bezel), with diamondpavé-set dial with two triangular lapis-lazuli inserts. No. 996 544 and No. 997 855 (case No. 2 769 833), sold circa 1978.

LOT 468

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REFERENCE 866 / 87, DRESS-WATCH WITH PAINTING ON ENAMEL BY SUZANNE ROHR; 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 painting on enamel on gold with a scene showing “Chevaux s’amusant dans l’eau” (Horses having fun in the water), after a painting of Walter Robin Jennings (1927-2005), by Suzanne Rohr, Geneva.

Grading System: Exceptional

HKD 800,000 - 1600000

CHF 100,000 - 200000

USD 101,950 - 203850

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference 866 / 87

Year Circa 1978

Movement No.  932 724

Calibre  17-170, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No. 433 697

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel

Diameter 48 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archivies

The Extract from the Archives, dated September 19, 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold on December 14, 1984. Provenance • Antiquorum, Hong Kong, auction, May 28, 1989, lot 230, sold for the amount of HK$ 138 000.- (~ CHF 28 750.-). Walter Robin Jennings (1927-2005) Born in Dudley, Staffordshire (England), he was an active artist throughout most of his working life. He was a landscape and animal painter, primarily in oil and exhibited widely. His work has been reproduced in card-form by Medici, Royle and Solomon & Whitehead. He sadly died in Kiderminster, Worcestershire (England), in 2005. Suzanne Rohr, Geneva Born in Geneva in 1939, Suzanne Rohr grew up in a family immersed in the classical arts. Interested in drawing and painting from a young age, she demonstrated her passion for achieving finesse and perfection in every stroke. When she finished school, she discovered an exhibition of enamel work at the Art and History Museum in Geneva which she greatly admired. She then went on to train as an enameller and painter of enamel miniatures in the enamelling department at the School of Decorative Arts in Geneva where she studied under Elisabeth Juillerat and obtained her federal diploma in 1959. She was the only student in her class. In recognition of her achievement, the Department of Education in Geneva offered her an additional year’s training in the jewellery class. That same year, she won the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation competition prize for creating a ladies’ bracelet which included a watch in its enamelled decoration. In 1960, unable to find an in-house position, Suzanne Rohr opened her own studio. This marked the start of her freelance career which she has continued to the present day. From 1960 to 1968, Suzanne Rohr strove to find her calling. She also created enamelled jewellery, cups and artwork using cloisonné and champlevé techniques, or decorated with silver and gold leaf. It was in this same period that she met the famous Genevan miniaturist, Carlo Poluzzi (18991978). He would become her mentor for the next 28 years. Working closely with him, she refined her technique and dedicated herself entirely to enamel miniatures. She sold several of her miniatures in La Côte-aux-Fées, Le Locle and Neuchâtel and undertook work for watchmaking brands in Geneva. From 1967, Suzanne Rohr began her partnership with Patek Philippe where she met connoisseurs of her art. There, she could express her own point of view and, also, obtain gold of the finest quality, an essential pre-requisite for producing the perfect painting. From 1970, she could rely on regular commissions and on the constant support of the Geneva-based firm and from the Stern family who showed their loyal trust in her for nearly 50 years. Fascinated by the art of miniatures, the harmony of shapes and the beauty of colours, Suzanne Rohr’s heart’s desire was to share her passion for this art and see it continue to be appreciated in the 21st century. In 2017, Suzanne Rohr and her former protégée Anita Porchet (b.1961) were jointly awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for the high level of perfection in their work. 
Suzanne Rohr at auction, some results •  “Fire in the Steppe” after Alfred Roloff (1879-1951), painted in 1990, sold in Hong Kong on November 29, 2016,  for HK$ 5 000 000.- / ~ CHF 653 415.•   “La Salve” after Willhem van de Velde the Younger (1633-1707), painted in 1973, sold in Geneva by Antiquorum on May 14, 2017,  for CHF 449 000.- / ~ HK$ 3 471 467.•  “The Shore at Egmond-ann-Zee” after Jacob van Ruisdael (c.1628-1682), painted in 1972-1973, sold in Hong Kong on May 30, 2017,  for HK$ 3 200 000.- / ~ CHF 400 707.•  “Two Girls” after Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), painted in 1997, sold in Hong Kong by Antiquorum on October 25, 2015,  for HK$ 3 030 000.- / ~ CHF 380 703.- •  “Geneva and the Mont-Blanc” after Jean-Philippe George-Julliard (1818-1888), painted in 1981, sold in Geneva on November 12, 2012, for CHF 351 000.- / ~ HK$ 2 873 443.•  “The Two Sisters” or “On the Terrace” after Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), painted in 1984, sold in New York on June 17, 2015,  for US$ 353 000.- / ~ CHF 327 086.- / ~ HK$ 2 738 542.-

LOT 469

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 4700, QUARTZ, DATE; “NAUTILUS”; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, quartz, vertical cushion-shaped, lady’s wristwatch, water-resistant with case-back screwed by four screws, black colour dial with horizontal stripes, instantaneous date of the month

Grading System: AA

HKD 65,000 - 80000

CHF 8,150 - 10000

USD 8,300 - 10200

Brand Patek Philippe

Model “Nautilus"

Reference 4700 / 001

Year Circa 1988

Movement No. 1 528 949

Calibre  E-19 C quartz

Case No. 2 832 649

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

Dimensions 29.2 x 27.4 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, certificate of origin

The original Certificate mentioned that this watch was delivered to Zurich Watch Co., Kowloon, Hong Kong, and sold on June 15, 1988, with the remark that the original white dial is changed to a black version.

LOT 470

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 3800-5, DATE, DIAMOND-SET DIAL, BEZEL AND BRACELET; “NAUTILUS”; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMONDS

18K yellow gold, self-winding, vertical cushion-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with case-back screwed by four screws, gold colour dial with horizontal stripes and diamond-set indexes, instantaneous date of the month. Bezel and bracelet set with 474 brilliant-cut (8/8) diamonds (approx. 2.58 carats).

Grading System: AAA

HKD 300,000 - 400000

CHF 37,500 - 50000

USD 38,250 - 51000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model “Nautilus”

Reference 3800-5

Year Circa 1990

Movement No. 1 428 567

Calibre  335 SC, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No. 2 875 910

Bracelet integrated 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe “Nautilus” bracelet with 18K white gold deployant clasp

Dimensions 39.2 x 37.1 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archivies

The Extract from the Archives, dated September 19, 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold on November 6, 1990.

LOT 471

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH CENTRE-SECONDS MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; SILVER AND ENAMEL

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Silver and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back and bezel engraved and light blue and polychrome enamelled in champlevé with decoration of friezes and foliages, with, in the centre, a blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) scene showing the portrait of a gentleman in Renaissance-style dress, possibly François I, King of France.

Grading System: AA

HKD 71,000 - 95000

CHF 8,950 - 11950

USD 9,000 - 12000

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1860-1880

Calibre  22’’’, duplex escapement

Case No. 2 906

Diameter 60.5 mm.

LOT 472

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH DEAD-BEAT CENTRE-SECONDS MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; SILVER AND ENAMEL

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Silver and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with dead-beat centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back and bezel engraved and light blue and polychrome enamelled in champlevé with decoration of friezes and foliages, with, in the centre, a red flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) scene showing the portrait of a lady in Renaissance-style dress.

Grading System: AA

HKD 71,000 - 95000

CHF 8,950 - 11950

USD 9,000 - 12000

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1860-1880

Calibre  22’’’, duplex-Jacot escapement

Case No. 2 908

Diameter 60.5 mm.

LOT 473

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

JUST & SON POCKET WATCH WITH CENTRE-SECONDS MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED METAL, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

Gilded metal, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, round- shaped, pocket watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market. Case-back with polychrome painting on enamel, by an unidentified workshop, probably Geneva, showing a swallow flying in the middle of a garland of multicoloured flowers and leaves on a green flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché (engine-turning) background; fluted case-band; bezels, pendant and bow set with half-pearls.

Grading System: AA

HKD 70,000 - 100000

CHF 8,750 - 12500

USD 8,950 - 12750

Brand Just & Son

Year Circa 1840-1860

Calibre  22’’’, duplex escapement

Case No. 16 010

Diameter 57.6 mm.

Signature Cuvette and Movement (with Chinese trademark)

LOT 474

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 4959, GUILLOCHÉ DIAMOND-SET WHITE MOTHER- OF-PEARL DIAL; 18K WHITE GOLD

18K white gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, lady’s wristwatch, with sapphire-crystal snap-on case-back, straight lugs, bezel set with 76 brilliant-cut diamonds, guilloché (engine-turned) diamond-set white mother-of-pearl dial and with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Grading System: AA

HKD 80,000 - 120000

CHF 10,000 - 15000

USD 10,200 - 15300

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference 4959

Year Made in 2007

Movement No. 3 561 282

Calibre  215, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 posi- tions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No. 4 395 255

Bracelet Brown leather Patek Philippe strap, 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant

Diameter 31mm

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives, dated September 30, 2019, mentioned that this watch was sold on July 10, 2007 (bezel set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds, ~ 0.48 carats).

LOT 475

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF 5075G CLOISONNE ENAMEL 18K WHITE GOLD

Very fine and rare, 18K white gold, self-winding wristwatches with cloisonné enamel depicting a goat in yellow gold dial.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 320,000 - 420000

CHF 40,000 - 52500

USD 40,800 - 53550

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Calatrava collection

Reference 5075

Year Sold on 29th Jan, 2004

Movement No. 3238615

Calibre  240/119

Case No. 4252620

Bracelet Leather strap with 18K white gold Calatrava deployant clasp

Diameter 36mm

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

LOT 476

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5050 J-026, CENTRE-SECONDS, RETROGRADE PERPETUAL CALENDAR À GUICHETS (WITH APERTURES), LEAP-YEAR INDICATION AND MOON PHASES, SUNBURST ARDOISE-GREY DIAL WITH LUMINESCENT HANDS AND DOTS; POSSIBLY UNIQUE PIECE; 18K YELLOW GOLD

“The Michael S. Ovitz watch” 18K yellow gold, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with centre-seconds and six horological complications: • Perpetual calendar à guichets (with apertures) • Retrograde (fly-back) date of the month (three-quarter circle graduation in the centre with index) • Day of the week (aperture at 9 o’clock; indications given in English) • Month of the year (aperture at 3 o’clock; indications given in English) • Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock) • Four-year cycle of leap-years (aperture at 12 o’clock) Polished two-piece case, water-resistant with sapphire-crystal screwed case-back. Sunburst ardoise-grey dial with suspended applied yellow gold Breguet numerals and skeleton luminescent hands and dots.

Grading System: Exceptional

HKD 790,000 - 1200000

CHF 99,400 - 149100

USD 100,000 - 150000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Perpetual Calendar

Reference 5050 J 026

Year Circa 2011

Movement No. 3 410 945

Calibre  315 / 236, adjusted to heat, cold isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva seal

Case No. 2 980 942

Bracelet Brown leather Patek Philippe strap, 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle

Diameter 36 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Original fitted box, Certificate of origin, additional 18K yellow gold case-back, 18K yellow gold and wood setting-pin, hang tag

Patek Philippe, Reference 5050 
This reference is launched in 1993 and remained in production until circa 2002. 
This tonneau-shaped watch is fitted with the Cal. 315 / 236. 
This reference is the first Patek Philippe wristwatch with perpetual calendar and retrograde date produced in series. 
With Ref. 5059 and Ref. 5159 (“officier”-type) to follow, it is the only reference with this combination of highly characteristic horological complications. 
Since the legendary Ref. 2497 and Ref. 2438-1 (1950s-1960s), this has been the first perpetual calendar with a central second produced by the manufacture. 
Originally, it was cased in yellow gold, but in 1995 Patek Philippe extended the line to models in pink and white gold as well as platinum. 
Originally sold with silvered dials with applied radial Roman numerals and a moon phase aperture, Patek Philippe modified the dial with applied radial “baton” indexes and a moon phase forming a fully circular subsidiary dial highlighted with the wording “automatic”. 

Around 500 to 600 examples were produced:
• Ref. 5050 J, 18K yellow gold, around 300 examples (1993-2002);
 • Ref. 5050 R, 18K pink gold, around 80-100 examples (1995-2002); • Ref. 5050 G, 18K white gold, around 80-100 examples (1995-2002); • Ref. 5050 P, platinum, around 80-100 examples (1995-2002). 

The present watch was manufactured after the reference was discontinued circa 2002. An extremely limited number of pieces were made after that date for important Patek Philippe clients.
With its sunburst ardoise-grey dial with suspended applied yellow gold Breguet numerals and skeleton luminescent hands and dots, this piece can be considered as unique. 
Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, p. 296, ill. 454 a.
The Cal. 315 / 236 with “Gyromax” balance is illustrated by Huber & Banbery, 1998, p. 296, ill. 454 b-c, and p. 297 (exploded view). 

Ovitz, Michael S. 
Born on December 14, 1946, Michael Steven Ovitz is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He was a talent agent who co-founded Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 1975 and served as its chairman until 1995. Ovitz later served as President of The Walt Disney Company from October 1995 to January 1997. 

LOT 477

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

FINER & NOWLAND “CONSULAR” POCKET WATCH MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; 18K YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, PEARLS AND DIAMOND

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

18K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Consular” pocket watch, gold guilloché (engine-turned) dial, made for the Chinese market. Purple flinqué (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) enamel case-back with a rosacea motif, with set, in the centre, a large diamond; case-back border and bezel set with half- pearls.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 48,000 - 60000

CHF 5,950 - 7950

USD 6,000 - 8000

Brand Finer & Nowland

Year Circa 1810-1820

Movement No. 3 755

Calibre  16’’’, cylinder escapement

Case No. 2 149

Diameter 46 mm.

Signature Movement

Finer & Nowland, London
Thomas Finer, watchmaker registered in London, 5 Hatton Garden, 1788-1800. Associated with Nowland at same address, 1800-1805, then, 48 High Holborn, 1808-1839.
Watches (with alarm) kept in the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, and in the late Major Chamberlain Collections. 

LOT 478

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

UNDIGNED PENDANT-WATCH; ENAMEL IN THE MANNER OF JEAN-LOUIS RICHTER; YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL AND PEARLS

18K yellow gold, enamel and pearl-set, open-face, key-winding, round- shaped, pendant-watch. Royal blue flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) case-back with a scene showing a maritime landscape; the painting on enamel on gold attributable to Jean- Louis Richter (1766-1841), Geneva.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 13,000 - 17000

CHF 1,650 - 2200

USD 1,700 - 2250

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1800-1810

Calibre  13’’’, verge escapement

Diameter 37.5 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

LOT 479

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

BOUVIER FRÈRES POCKET WATCH WITH “WANDERING” AUTOMATA; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

18K yellow gold and enamel, double-face open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Directoire” pocket watch, with, on the reverse, “wandering” automata (aperture at 12 o’clock). White enamel dial, with, on the lower part, an eccentric dial for the time with “Breguet” numerals, and, on the upper part, the fast-and-slow regulation; yellow gold “Fleur- de-lys” hands. Fausse-plaque (false-plate) polychrome enamelled with champlevé décor on black-background showing, on the lower part, a large cup surrounded by two Putti with flowers and foliages, and, above, in a semi-circular aperture, driven by the going train, gold automatons passing in a merry-go-round (carousel or roundabout), showing a cupid riding on a dog, a hunter with his dog, a peasant with his donkey and a shepherd with his sheep, over a blued-steel background, turning over every minute; the painting on enamel on gold attributable to Jean-Louis Richter (1766-1841), Geneva.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 170,000 - 220000

CHF 21,250 - 27500

USD 21,700 - 28050

Brand Bouvier Frères

Year Circa 1795-1800

Calibre  18’’’, verge escapement

Dimensions 50 mm.

Signature Dial

Very few watches of this type, fitted in a “Directoire”-shaped gold
case, are known to exist. They are signed by the horlogers-marchants (watchmakers and merchants), Bouvier Frères (Brothers) and by Chevalier & Cochet, both associations from Geneva. These watches exist with visible balance and / or fast-and-slow regulation. 

The Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva kept in its collection few examples signed by Bouvier Frères: 
• No. 6 389 (Inv. S-213; on this one, the figures wandering and swivelling on themselves); 
• No. 7 066 (Inv. S-666; this one unsigned), a later one, circa 1800- 1805, in Retour d’Egypte (Egyptian Revival) Empire-style (illustrated
 by Chapuis, Alfred, & Gélis, Edouard, Le monde des automates, étude historique et technique, Paris, Neuchâtel, 1928, vol. II, p. 71, ill. 357). 
• No. 6 129 (Inv. S-211); 
• No. 6 589 (Inv. S-212); 

Bouvier, Geneva 
Bouvier Frères (probably Jacques and David) are well known for their high-quality double-face watches with “wandering” automata, made at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries for the English and French markets but also for the Chinese market. 
From their workshop, a much more complicated watch is listed (double- face with two-train) fitted with three motion automatons (Sotheby’s, New York, auction, December 6, 2011, lot 110, sold for the amount of US$ 98 500.-). 
These watchmakers come from a family from the Pays de Gex (French region close to Geneva). One of their brothers or cousins is the famous and talented painter Pierre-Louis Bouvier (1765-1836), specialist in miniature portraits painted on enamel or oil, inventor of a machine to grind pigments (machine approved by the Institut de France in Paris). 

LOT 480

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

PATEK PHILIPPE REFERENCE 5250 G, CENTRE-SECONDS, ANNUAL CALENDAR, MOON PHASES, POWER- RESERVE; “ADVANCED RESEARCH”; LIMITED EDITION OF 100 PIECES; 18K WHITE GOLD

18K white gold, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with centre-seconds and five horological complications: annual calendar; date of the month; day of the week; month of the year; phases of the moon; power-reserve indication. Polished two-piece case, with sapphire-crystal screwed case-back inscribed “Patek Philippe Advanced Research”. Brushed silver colour dial with suspended Roman numerals and radial indexes; “Superlumin” dots and hands.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 450,000 - 600000

CHF 56,250 - 75000

USD 57,350 - 76450

Brand Patek Philippe

Model “Annual Calendar” “Superlumin” “Advanced Research”

Reference 5250 G

Year Circa 2005-2006

Movement No. 3 636 068

Calibre  315 / 266 IRM QA aut LU(SI), Silicon escape wheel and Silinvar Spiromax ® hair-spring, adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Bracelet Black leather Patek Philippe strap, 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp

Diameter 39 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Original fitted box, certificate of origin booklets

Patek Philippe, Reference 5250, with Silicon escape wheel and Silinvar Spiromax ® hair-spring
This limited special version of the Annual Calendar was presented in 2005 and was the first Patek Philippe watch to incorporate silicon-based technology. This reference was produced in two limited editions:
• Ref. 5250 G, 18K white gold; limited edition of 100 pieces launched in 2005.
• Ref. 5250 R, 18K pink gold; limited edition of 300 pieces launched in 2006. 
The Spiromax ® hair-spring 
Spiromax ® is a totally new type of hair-spring made of “Silinvar”, a revolutionary material based on monocrystalline silicon. It was developed between two partners in the Swiss watch industry and a leading research institute.The Advanced Research Department at Patek Philippe developed a new terminal curve design using the Silinvar hair-spring. The patented Patek Philippe terminal curve is noticeably thicker at
the outer end, forcing concentric development upon the Spiromax ® spring. This causes the expansion and contraction of the spring to be symmetric relative to its centre over the entire plane of oscillation. The Patek Philippe terminal curve lies within this plane and can be crafted three times thinner than a spring with a Philips or Breguet overcoil, thus facilitating the construction of very thin movements.
The Silicon Escape Wheel
The Ref. 5250 and the Ref. 5350 uses the Silicon escape wheel in a Swiss lever escapement launched in 2005.The advantages of using silicon is that it is antimagnetic, very hard, lightweight and corrosion resistant, above all the locking tooth faces never need to be lubricated.