485 lots

LOT 41

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

KARL GRIESBAUM SINGING-BIRD BOX IN THE SHAPE OF A JEWELLERY CASKET; SILVER, GILDED SILVER, ENAMEL, TURQUOISES AND PEARLS

Silver, gilded silver, enamel, turquoises and pearls, key-winding, singing-bird box in the shape of a jewellery casket; cabinet with forest-green and green-yellow flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) panels

Grading System: AA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 4,000 - 5000

USD 4,050 - 5050

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1930-1940

Calibre  Rectangular (90 x 60 mm.) brass, with going barrel, bellows and cams; the revolving bird with moving wings, beak and tail, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel

Dimensions 80 x 110 x 150 mm

Signature Dial and movement

Accessories Gilded silver winding-key (in the shape of a bird).

LOT 42

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

UNSIGNED WINDING-KEYS; YELLOW GOLD

Collection of 14 gold winding-keys.

Grading System: A

HKD 12,000 - 16000

CHF 1,500 - 2000

USD 1,550 - 2050

Brand Unsigned

Year 19th centuries

Material Yellow gold

Dimensions Various sizes

LOT 43

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

AMERICAN WALTHAM WATCH CO. “CRYSTAL PLATE” MOVEMENT; WHITE METAL

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

White metal, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Grading System: AA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 3,980 - 4980

USD 4,000 - 5000

Brand American Waltham Watch Co.

Model “Crystal Plate”

Year Circa 1900

Movement No. 386

Calibre  19’’’, ¾ plate, full plate, rock crystal, non-magnetic straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, freesprung cylindrical hairspring with terminal curves.

Diameter 51.2 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Copies of the invention patents

 Waltham “Crystal Plate”
 Movement based on American invention patents delivered to C. V. Woerd, Waltham, Massachusetts (U.S.A.).
Bibliography
• Nijssen, Gerrit A., & Goetz, Carl B., “Waltham’s Crystal Plates”, in NAWCC Bulletin, April 2003, pp. 172-190. 

LOT 44

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

OMEGA REF. 165.024, DIVER’S, CENTRE-SECONDS, BLACK DIAL AND REVOLVING ACRYLIC BEZEL; “SEAMASTER 300”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, diver’s wristwatch, waterresistant with screwed case-back, 60-minute graduated unidirectional revolving acrylic bezel with black “Bakélite” insert for the decompression times, black dial with centre-seconds.

Grading System: AA

HKD 30,000 - 40000

CHF 3,750 - 5000

USD 3,850 - 5100

Brand Omega

Model “Seamaster 300”

Reference 165.024

Year Circa 1968

Movement No. 26 286 260

Calibre  552 / 1

Bracelet Stainless steel Omega bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 1171 / )

Dimensions 47.4 x 41.7 mm / bezel Ø 40.3 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

 Omega, Reference 166.024
Production of this references started in 1966. 

LOT 45

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

OMEGA REF. 166.077, LARGE DIVER’S, CENTRE-SECONDS, DATE, BLACK DIAL AND REVOLVING BEZEL; “SEAMASTER 600 PROFESSIONAL” SO-CALLED “PLOPROF”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, self-winding, horizontal rectangular-shaped, large diver’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back (under the bezel), winding crown protected by the crown guard, 60-minute graduated bidirectional revolving bezel with black insert for the decompression times, black dial with centre-seconds, date of the month.

Grading System: AA

HKD 40,000 - 50000

CHF 5,000 - 6250

USD 5,050 - 6300

Brand Omega

Model “Seamaster 600 Professional” so-called “PloProf”

Reference 166.077

Year Made circa 1973; later hands

Movement No. 33 131 598

Calibre  1002

Bracelet Stainless steel Omega bracelet à mailles milanaise (mesh links) with clasp (Ref. 37 / 1247 / 237)

Dimensions 45.1 x 55 mm / bezel Ø 43.7 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Late Omega leather pouch

LOT 46

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

OMEGA REF. 166.093, LARGE DIVER’S, CENTRE-SECONDS, DATE, BLACK DIAL AND REVOLVING BEZEL; “SEAMASTER 1000 M / 3300 FT PROFESSIONAL” SO-CALLED “PLOPROF”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, self-winding, horizontal rectangular-shaped, large diver’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back (under the bezel), winding crown protected by the crown guard, 60-minute graduated bidirectional revolving bezel with black insert for the decompression times, black dial with centre-seconds, date of the month.

Grading System: AA

HKD 30,000 - 40000

CHF 3,750 - 5000

USD 3,850 - 5100

Brand Omega

Model “Automatic” “Seamaster 1000 m / 3300 ft Professional” so-called “PloProf”

Reference 166.093

Year Circa 1974

Movement No. 38 202 711

Calibre  1012

Bracelet Stainless steel Omega bracelet à mailles milanaise (mesh links) with clasp (Ref. 37 / 1247 / 237)

Dimensions 43.6 x 53.1 mm / bezel Ø 43.2 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 47

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

LOT 48

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

JAEGER-LECOULTRE REF. 5800 “CLASSIC”, ATMOS V CLOCK; GILDED BRASS AND GLASS

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Gilded brass and glass, self-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped, mantel clock wound by barometric pressure changes. Base engraved with the dedication “Nathan Katz / From I. J. Skolnick & Co. 1956”.

Grading System: A

HKD 6,000 - 10000

CHF 750 - 1250

USD 800 - 1300

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Atmos V

Reference 5800 “Classic”

Year Circa 1955

Movement No. 83 419

Calibre  526-5

Case No. 1 563

Material Gilded brass and plexiglass

Dimensions 22 x 18 x 13.5 cm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 49

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

JAEGER-LECOULTRE REF. “BORNE”, ATMOS “STYLE” CLOCK; GILDED BRASS AND PLEXIGLASS

Gilded brass and plexiglass, self-winding, vertical borne-shaped, mantel clock wound by barometric pressure changes; décor “repoussé”.

Grading System: A

HKD 10,000 - 20000

CHF 1,250 - 2500

USD 1,300 - 2550

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Atmos “Style”

Reference “Borne”

Year Circa 1962-1967

Movement No. 181 431

Calibre  526, with vacuum chamber winding the going barrel and lever escapement driven by annular tension pendulum

Material Gilded brass and plexiglass

Dimensions 21 x 17.7 x 10.9 cm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 50

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

JAEGER-LECOULTRE REF. 5904 “EMBASSY”, ATMOS VII CLOCK; GILDED BRASS, LACQUERED BRASS AND GLASS

Gilded brass, red veined lacquered brass and glass, self-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped, mantel clock wound by barometric pressure changes.

Grading System: A

HKD 12,000 - 22000

CHF 1,500 - 2750

USD 1,550 - 2850

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Atmos VII

Reference 5904 “Embassy”

Year Circa 1969-1979

Calibre  528 / 1

Case No. 300694

Material Gilded brass and plexiglass

Dimensions 21 x 17.7 x 10.9 cm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

 Bibliography
Lebet, Jean, Vivre de l’air du temps, Histoire de la pendula Atmos, Editions JeagerLeCoultre, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux), 1997 (88 pp.), p. 67. 

LOT 51

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

JAEGER-LECOULTRE REF. 5819-5851 “ROYALE”, ATMOS V CLOCK; GILDED BRASS, LACQUERED BRASS AND GLASS

Gilded brass, green lacquered brass and glass, self-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped, mantel clock wound by barometric pressure changes.

Grading System: A

HKD 12,000 - 22000

CHF 1,500 - 2750

USD 1,550 - 2850

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Atmos V

Reference 5819-5851 “Royale”

Year Circa 1976-1979

Movement No. 212 767

Calibre  526

Case No. 1 563

Material Gilded brass and plexiglass

Dimensions 26 x 22.7 x 14.1 cm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 52

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

KES ENGINEERING FALLING BALL TIMEPIECE; GILDED BRASS AND WOOD

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Gilded brass and wood, falling ball-shaped timepiece to be suspended from a wall display. The globe representing an outline map of the World engraved with the continents. The gilded brass terrestrial sphere with revolving horizontal chapter ring; the time read against a fleur-de-lys. The gilded brass plate on the wall display engraved with the bust of Sir Francis Drake (c.1540-1596) and his motto “Sic parvis magna” (Greatness from small beginnings) and “Auxilio divino” (By divine aid).

Grading System: A

HKD 8,000 - 16000

CHF 1,000 - 2000

USD 1,050 - 2050

Brand Kes Engineering

Year Circa 1980

Calibre  43’’’, circular plates with pillars, brass, with gravity-powered, platform with lateral equilibrated lever escapement, cut compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel flat hairspring

Diameter 120 mm

Signature Movement

Accessories Wall display

 Falling ball timepiece
This clock is based on falling ball-clock from the late-16th and early-17th centuries, that at the time involved a movement driven by the weight inside the ball (who works thanks to Earth’s gravity like all clocks driving by weight). Here this weight is replaced by a ribbon which unroll thanks to Earth’s gravity; the movement is thus constructed as if it were with a spring in a barrel. This type of clock was re-built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries by watchmakers as Mathieu Planchon (1842- 1921), a prolific French watchmaker and horological historian in Paris, and in the 1970-1980’s by Thwaites & Reed Ltd. in London.
 “Sic parvis magna” (Greatness from small beginnings) 
Commonly known as a phrase from Francis Drake (c.1540-1596), English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and explorer. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580, and was the first to complete the voyage as captain while leading the expedition throughout the entire circumnavigation. Sir Francis Drake was knighted by Elisabeth (1533-1603), Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603), and given a ring inscribed with the motto “Sic Parvis Magna” on the outside of it. 

LOT 53

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

UNSIGNED CABINET MINIATURE; ENAMEL

Enamel, horizontal rectangular-shaped with round corners, large cabinet miniature.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 20,000 - 25000

CHF 2,500 - 3150

USD 2,550 - 3200

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1720

Dimensions 68.6 x 87.4 mm. (without frame)

 Polychrome painting on enamel on copper, by an unidentified artist, probably Geneva, showing “The Three Goddesses” – from left to right, Minerva (or Pallas or Athena), Venus (or Aphrodite), and Juno (or Hera) with the Peacock –, after a painting (1638) of Giovanni Andrea Sirani (1610-1670), from Bologna (The Judgment of Paris). 
 The painting of Sirani (H. 89 cm. / L. 121 cm.) was presented at auction by Sotheby’s, London, auction, December 12, 2002, Old Master Paintings, lot 185. 

LOT 54

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

UNSIGNED CABINET MINIATURE; ENAMEL

Enamel, horizontal rectangular-shaped with cut corners, cabinet miniature.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 15,000 - 18000

CHF 1,900 - 2250

USD 1,950 - 2300

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1700-1720

Dimensions 48.4 x 67.4 mm. (without frame)

 Polychrome painting on enamel on copper, attributable to Jean-Pierre Huaud (1655-1723) and Ami Huaud (1657-1724), Berlin or Geneva, showing half-lying Cupid holding in his right hand his bow, with near him doves. The counter-enamel with a scene painted in grisaille showing a wooded landscape. 

LOT 55

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

UNSIGNED CABINET MINIATURE; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

Enamel, horizontal rectangular-shaped with cut corners, cabinet miniature.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 20,000 - 25000

CHF 2,500 - 3150

USD 2,550 - 3200

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1720-1730

Dimensions 48.6 x 69.4 mm. (with frame)

Accessories Modern gold frame

 Polychrome painting on enamel on copper, attributable to Jean (V) Mussard (1681-1754), Geneva, showing a gentleman bringing a lady’s hand under his headgear to make him discover a pleasant surprise. 

LOT 56

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

UNSIGNED CABINET MINIATURE; GILDED BRASS AND ENAMEL

Enamel, horizontal rectangular-shaped with round corners, cabinet miniature

Grading System: AAA

HKD 10,000 - 12000

CHF 1,250 - 1500

USD 1,300 - 1550

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1750

Dimensions 50.2 x 71.8 mm. (without frame) / 74.8 x 85.6 mm. (with frame)

Accessories Mid-18th century gilded brass frame

 Polychrome painting on enamel on copper, by an unidentified artist, probably Geneva, showing a young woman reading a score (“Minuet” and “Jig”) to a young musician playing the recorder; engraved and chiselled “Louis XV” frame with a decoration of arabesques and flowers. 

LOT 57

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

FRANÇOIS JOLLY DECORATIVE POCKET WATCH, DUMB QUARTER-REPEATER “À TOC” AND “À TACT”, “EN PÂTE”TECHNIQUE ENAMEL “FLEURS À RELIEF” DÉCOR; 20K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

20K yellow gold and enamel, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, “Louis XV” pocket watch, with white enamel dial and dumb quarterrepeater “à toc” and “à tact”. Case-back and bezel polychrome enamelled with “fleurs à relief” décor in “en pâte”-technique on green “flinqué” enamel (translucent enamel over “guilloché” engine-turning) background, in the manner of Louis François Aubert (1721-1755), Paris.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 50,000 - 60000

CHF 6,250 - 7500

USD 6,400 - 7650

Brand François Jolly

Year Circa 1750

Movement No. 386

Calibre  18’’’, verge escapement

Case No. 186

Diameter 47.3 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

 Provenance
•Formerly Collection Emile Bloch-Pimentel (1873-1961), Paris; French engineer (Ecole Polytechnique) and inventor.
•Maître Ader, Etienne, Paris, Hôtel Drouot (expert: Fromanger, H.-D.), auction, May 5, 1961, “Collection Bloch-Pimentel”, lot 71 (ill. pl. VI).
Jolly, François-Antoine, Paris
Parisian watchmaker received as Master in 1747, active place Dauphine. Seems to have died prematurely in 1752. Bibliography • Tardy, Henri-Gustave Lengellé dit, Dictionnaire des Horlogers français, Paris, Editions Tardy, 1971-1972, p. 333 (black & white ill.). Enamel “en pâte”-technique The case of this watch is decorated with enamelled “fleurs à relief”, much in favour for snuffboxes between 1748 and 1755. These dates coincide with the working lifetime of Louis-François Aubert (1721- 1755) to whom this work is generally attributed. Similar watch-cases are known and it is interesting to point out that among the items found unfinished in his workshop after his death, there were several snuffboxes and a watch-case in this manner. The “en pâte”-technique was already used in watch-case making, first in Blois or Paris, circa 1640-1650, then in Geneva, circa 1650-1670, by the Workshop of the Huaud family – Pierre (I) Huaud (1612-1680), Pierre (II) Huaud (1647-1698) and Jean-Pierre Huaud (1655-1723) – and later in Augsburg, circa 1660-1670. Bibliography 
• Cocks, Anna Somers, Truman, Charles, & de Pury, Simon, Renaissance Jewels, Gold Boxes and Objects de Vertu, from the Thysenn-Bornemisza Collection, New York, The Vendome Press, London, Sotheby Publications, 1984 (380 pp.). Similar watches 
• François Jolly, No. 272, circa 1745-1750; case also with mossagate panels, with its chatelaine and breloques decorated en suite. Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, April 11, 1992, lot 321, sold for the amount of CHF 50 600.- 
• Etienne (II) Lenoir (1699-1778), No. 2 379, Paris, circa 1750-1752; case by François Gervais (died in 1759), No. 90. Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva (Inv. S-635). 

LOT 58

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

ANDREW DICKIE DECORATIVE PAIR-CASED POCKET WATCH, CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMELLED DÉCOR; 22K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

22K yellow gold and enamel, pair-cased, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch; slightly later white enamel dial. Outer-case engraved and royal blue enamelled in champlevé showing a bunch of flowers; gilded brass glazed protective case.

Grading System: AA

HKD 48,000 - 65000

CHF 6,000 - 8150

USD 6,150 - 8300

Brand Andrew Dickie

Year Circa 1768-1769

Movement No.  3 055

Calibre  15’’’, verge escapement

Diameter Inner-case Ø 39.7 mm. / outer-case Ø 46.4 mm. / protective case Ø 53.9 mm.

Signature Movement and dust-cover

 Andrew Dickie, London Watchmaker listed since 1756. He was appointed, by the “1761 Longitude Act”, to be an expert consultant on Harrison’s chronometer. He died in 1772. 

LOT 59

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

WILLIAM STORY DECORATIVE PAIR-CASED POCKET WATCH, PAINTING ENAMEL EN GRISAILLE DÉCOR; 22K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

22K yellow gold and enamel, pair-cased, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch; white enamel dial. Outer-case royal blue and green enamelled, with, in the centre, an oval medallion painting enamel en grisaille showing an allegory of maternal love attributable to the workshop of George Michael Moser (1706-1783), London.

Grading System: AA

HKD 48,000 - 65000

CHF 6,000 - 8150

USD 6,150 - 8300

Brand William Story

Year Circa 1770-1780

Movement No.  6 356

Calibre  14’’’, verge escapement

Diameter Inner-case Ø 37 mm. / outer-case Ø 43 mm

Signature Movement and dust-cover

 William Story, London
 Watchmaker registered in Red Lion Street. He died in 1784. A musical clock by him is kept in the British Museum. We know also a gilded-metal and enamel coach-watch, with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market (see: Antiquorum, Hong Kong, auction, June 2, 2007, lot 104, sold for the amount of HK$ 165 200.-). 

LOT 60

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

OMEGA REF. 2318 / 5, ART DECO, TWO-TONE SECTOR DIAL; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, Art Deco gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, silver two-tone sector dial, subsidiary seconds at 6.

Grading System: AA

HKD 15,000 - 30000

CHF 1,900 - 3750

USD 1,910 - 3800

Brand Omega

Reference 2404 / 1

Year Circa 1934-1935

Movement No. 8 473 356

Calibre  26.5 SOB

Bracelet Later stainless steel Omega bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. 1120/116)

Diameter 32.6 mm

Length 160 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement