485 lots

LOT 81

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

ROLEX FOR EATON CO. PRESENTATION WATCH, REF. 971 U, “ ¼ CENTURY CLUB”; “PRINCE BRANCARD” “EXTRA-PRIMA”; 14K YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD

14K yellow and white gold, manual-winding, curvex, vertical rectangular-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on caseback, concave sides, silver two-tone dial with subsidiary seconds at 6. Case-back engraved “Presented to / A.C.Jamison / to mark / a quarter-century / of / continuous service / with / The T. Eaton Co., Limited / 1909-1934”.

Grading System: AA

HKD 55,000 - 70000

CHF 6,950 - 8950

USD 7,000 - 9000

Brand Rolex

Model “Prince Brancard”, made for The T. Eaton Co., Ltd. (Canada)

Reference 971 U

Year Circa 1933-1934

Movement No. 75 967

Calibre  7’’’, “Extra Prima”, “Observatory Quality”, timed 6 positions

Case No. 70 015

Bracelet Brown leather strap, stainless steel buckle

Dimensions 42.9 x 25.7 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

 The T. Eaton Company Limited Commonly known as Eaton’s, was a Canadian retailer that was once Canada’s largest department store chain. 

LOT 82

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

ROLEX REF. 2918, CHRONOGRAPH, MINUTE RECORDER, PULSOMETRIC SCALE; “ANTI-MAGNÉTIQUE”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, manual-winding, round-shaped, Art Deco gentleman’s wristwatch, with flat bezel and hinged oval mobile lugs, snap-on case-back, subsidiary seconds at 9, 1/5 second chronograph with pulsometric scale graduated for 30 pulsations, half-instantaneous 30-minute recorder.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 140,000 - 170000

CHF 17,900 - 21900

USD 18,000 - 22000

Brand Rolex

Model “Anti-Magnétique”

Reference 2918

Year Circa 1937

Calibre  13’’’

Case No. 031 214

Bracelet Black leather strap, stainless steel buckle

Diameter 33 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Later fitted box

Rolex, Reference 2918
This chronograph bears a very special design of the lugs which tip
upwards. This reference was made in very few examples in 1937, in
stainless steel only.

LOT 83

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

HAAS NEVEUX & CO. FOR BERLIOZ LEROY ART DECO THIN DRESS-WATCH, DIGITAL HOURS AND MINUTES; 18K YELLOW GOLD

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, Art Deco thin dress-watch, dial with an aperture for the digital instantaneous jumping hours (down) and an aperture for the digital minutes (to the top)

Grading System: AAA

HKD 44,000 - 70000

CHF 5,500 - 8800

USD 5,550 - 8850

Brand Haas Neveux & Co

Model Retailed by Berlioz Leroy, Paris

Year Circa 1925-1930

Movement No. 196 / 18

Calibre  17’’’, lever escapement

Case No. 473 411

Diameter 45 mm

Signature Case

 Berlioz Leroy, Paris Mademoiselle Berlioz and Monsieur Leroy established their jewellery business during the early 1920’s in Paris. Their boutique at 19 rue de la Paix, which leads down from the world famous Place Vendôme, quickly became a draw for discerning clients looking for something a little different. 

LOT 84

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

CARTIER PRE-ART DECO EXTRA-THIN AND OVERSIZED; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, “couteau” (knife-edge), round-shaped, extra-thin and oversized wristwatch, with snap-on case-back; silver guilloché (engine-turned) dial. Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with a coat-of-arms and the Spanish motto “Quitaba y ponia quien podia”.

Grading System: AA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 3,980 - 4980

USD 4,000 - 5000

Brand Cartier

Year Circa 1905 and circa 1920

Movement No. 1 256

Calibre  16’’’, eight adjustments

Case No. 3 705

Diameter 47.2 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

 This elegant watch was born as a dress-watch (“couteau” or knife-edge type) and was most likely converted into a wristwatch in the 1920’s. 

LOT 85

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

JAEGER-LECOULTRE FOR GHISO ART DECO BACK-WINDER; 18K YELLOW GOLD, PLATINUM, ENAMEL, DIAMONDS AND JADEITE (OR NEPHRITE)

18K yellow gold, platinum, enamel, diamond-set and jadeite (or nephrite), keyless-winding with back-winder, round-shaped, pendantwatch, incorporated in a carved stylised Chinese pendant with floral décor; black enamelled gold bezel set with 29 rose-cut diamonds; pendant set with platinum chain set with 32 rose-cut diamonds.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 87,000 - 130000

CHF 11,000 - 16450

USD 11,050 - 16550

Brand Jaeger-LeCoultre

Model Retailed by Ghiso, Buenos Aires, New York and Paris

Year Circa 1943

Movement No. 244 117

Calibre  427, lever escapement

Case No. 238 294

Dimensions 37.7 x 26 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Diamond-set platinum chain pendant set with 15 rose-cut diamonds; Extract from the Archives

 The Extract from the Archives, dated September 19, 2019, mentioned that this watch was manufactured in 1943. Ghiso, Buenos Aires, New York and Paris In the 1890’s, a member of the Ghiso family emigrated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, from his native Italy. Within a short period of time, he opened a jewellery salon. The business became the pre-eminent house of this type in Buenos Aires. At the beginning of the 20th century, his two sons traveled to Paris where they established a branch location. One son, Oscar, coordinated all business matters as well as arranging with designers to create jewellery in the current styles which were then shipped to Buenos Aires and their other branch location in New York. Both locations were closed sometime in the late 1930’s or 1940’s, but the flagship store in Buenos Aires remained open until the 1960’s. Oscar Ghiso died in Buenos Aires in 1985. 

LOT 86

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

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS AND JAEGER-LECOULTRE “CAPTIVE”; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND RUBIES

18K yellow gold, keyless-winding, rectangular-shaped, purse-watch, designed as a match box, so-called “Captive, with braided pattern in imitation of basketry and ruby-set pusher (three rubies); slide out revealing the gold brushed dial, hinged inner case; the object can be used as a small table clock.

Grading System: AA

HKD 13,000 - 17000

CHF 1,650 - 2200

USD 1,700 - 2250

Brand Van Cleef & Arpels

Model Jaeger-LeCoultre, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux)

Year Circa 1954-1955

Movement No. 1 029 251

Calibre  490, lever escapement

Case No. 152 586

Dimensions 37.7 x 26 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original VC&A pouch

LOT 87

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

GÜBELIN 8-DAY GOING ART DECO DESK-CLOCK, CHINESE-STYLE DÉCOR; GILDED BRASS, BLACK ONYX AND JADEITE (OR NEPHRITE)

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Gilded brass, black onyx and jadeite (or nephrite), keyless-winding, vertical rectangular-shape with stepped rounded corners, 8-day going, Art Deco desk-clock. On the right side, a carved stylised Chinese subject showing a father dragon and its son, meaning hope that his child will have a bright future. Purple and green-earth colours flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) dial with stylised sunburst central pattern.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 50,000 - 70000

CHF 5,500 - 8800

USD 5,550 - 8850

Brand Gübelin

Year Circa 1930

Calibre  18’’’ (based on Angelus), lever escapement, 3 adjustments

Case No. 23 604

Dimensions 140 x 146 x 50 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 88

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

GÜBELIN 8-DAY GOING ART DECO DESK-CLOCK, CHINESE-STYLE DÉCOR; CHROMIUM-PLATED METAL, WHITE ONYX, WOOD AND JADEITE (OR NEPHRITE)

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Chromium-plated metal, white onyx, wood and jadeite (or nephrite), keyless-winding, vertical rectangular-shape with stepped rounded corners, 8-day going, Art Deco desk-clock. On the right side, a carved stylised Chinese subject showing an Imperial guardian lion, also known as “stone lion” or “shishi”, on a rosewood base carved with flowers and foliage. Grey and light blue colours flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) dial with stylised sunburst central pattern.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 50,000 - 70000

CHF 5,500 - 8800

USD 5,550 - 8850

Brand Gübelin

Year Circa 1930

Calibre  18’’’ (based on Angelus), lever escapement, 3 adjustments

Case No. 23 988

Dimensions 135 x 163 x 94 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Gübelin 8-day going Art Deco desk clock; Chinese-style décor Gübelin, one of the most luxurious shops in Switzerland, sold many Art Deco clocks in the 1920’s and 1930’s. At this time, this house offers its customers some exceptional creations in the Chinese-style (so-called in French “chinoiserie”) made by Vacheron Constantin, Geneva, and Verger Frères, Paris (clocks in precious metals), but also this type of clocks, less expensive, some of which were auctioned by our house: • No. 22 658, “Dog of Fo”. Antiquoroum, Geneva, June 14, 2003, lot 115, sold for the amount of CHF 8 625.Antiquoroum, Geneva, November 14, 2009, lot 315, sold for the amount of CHF 10 200.• No. 23 068, “Niam” (a horrible demon creature surrounded by Chinese people) Antiquorum, Hong Kong, October 27, 2018, lot 294, sold for the amount of HK$ 47 500.• Unreferenced number, “Phoenix”. Antiquoroum, Hong Kong, June 25, 2011, lot 480, sold for the amount of HK$ 187 500.

LOT 89

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

PIAGET REF. 9284, THIN, BLACK DIAL; 18K WHITE GOLD

18K white gold, manual-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped with rounded corners, “Tank”-type thin gentleman’s wristwatch, case-back screwed by four screws, stepped rounded bezel, cabochon sapphire-set crown, black colour dial.

Grading System: AA

HKD 12,000 - 20000

CHF 1,500 - 2500

USD 1,550 - 2550

Brand Piaget

Reference 9284

Year Circa 1970-1975

Movement No. 710 970

Calibre  9 P, adjusted to 5 positions and temperature

Case No. 189 299

Bracelet Black leather Piaget strap, 18K white gold Chopard deployant clasp

Dimensions 29.1 x 23 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 90

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

PIAGET REF. 9113, GOLD DIAL, INTEGRATED BRACELET; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, horizontal rectangular-shaped, lady’s wristwatch, with case-back screwed by four screws, gold dial and integrated bracelet. Case-back engraved “To / Hal / with love / Jean / 1975”.

Grading System: AA

HKD 18,000 - 25000

CHF 2,550 - 3150

USD 2,300 - 3200

Brand Piaget

Reference 9113 P 5

Year Circa 1970-1975

Movement No. 722 816

Calibre  9 P 1, gold escapement, adjusted to 5 positions to temperature

Case No. 208 560

Bracelet Integrated 18K yellow Piaget bracelet with clasp

Dimensions 23 x 23.5 mm. / Length 175 mm. (approx.)

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box and outer box

LOT 91

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

PIAGET REF. 9152, LAPIS LAZULI DIAL; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped with rounded corners, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back and lapis lazuli dial.

Grading System: AA

HKD 15,000 - 20000

CHF 1,900 - 2500

USD 1,950 - 2550

Brand Piaget

Reference 9152

Year Circa 1970-1980

Movement No. 729 190

Calibre  9 P, adjusted to 5 positions to temperature

Case No. 214 312

Bracelet Black leather Piaget strap with 18K yellow gold Piaget buckle

Dimensions 30 x 24 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box

LOT 92

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

PIAGET REF. 9826, BLACK DIAL, DIAMOND-SET OVAL BEZEL; 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMONDS

18K white gold, manual-winding, vertical oval-shaped, lady’s wristwatch, with case-back screwed by two screws; oval bezel with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds

Grading System: AA

HKD 20,000 - 40000

CHF 2,500 - 5000

USD 2,550 - 5100

Brand Piaget

Reference 9826 D 2

Year Circa 1970-1975

Movement No. 739 613

Calibre  9 P 1, gold escapement, adjusted to 5 positions to temperature

Case No. 201 146

Bracelet Integrated 18K white Piaget bracelet with clasp

Dimensions 27.4 x 24.2 mm. / Length 175 mm. (approx.)

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 93

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

PIAGET REF. 9792, DARK GREY DIAL; 18K WHITE GOLD

18K white gold, manual-winding, vertical rectangular-shaped with cut corners, gentleman’s wristwatch, with case-back screwed by four screws and dark grey dial.

Grading System: AA

HKD 15,000 - 20000

CHF 1,900 - 2500

USD 1,950 - 2550

Brand Piaget

Reference 9792

Year Circa 1970-1980

Movement No. 7 318 945

Calibre  9 P 1, adjusted to 5 positions to temperature

Case No. 237 300

Bracelet Black leather Piaget strap with 18K yellow gold Piaget buckle

Dimensions 32.4 x 28.6 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box

LOT 94

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

PIAGET REF. 24010, CENTRE-SECONDS, DATE; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, waterresistant with case-back screwed by four screws, unidirectional revolving bezel, white colour dial with centre-seconds, instantaneous date of the month.

Grading System: AA

HKD 20,000 - 30000

CHF 2,500 - 3750

USD 2,550 - 3850

Brand Piaget

Reference 24010

Year Circa 1990-2000

Case No. 638 581

Bracelet Brown leather Piaget strap with 18K yellow gold Piaget deployant clasp

Diameter 35 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box

LOT 95

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

UNSIGNED CABINET MINIATURE; ENAMEL

Enamel, vertical oval-shaped, cabinet miniature.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 20,000 - 25000

CHF 2,500 - 3150

USD 2,550 - 3200

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1760

Dimensions 72.1 x 56.4 mm. (without frame) / 78.2 x 62.6 mm. (with frame)

Accessories Late-18th century gilded brass frame

Polychrome painting on enamel on copper, by an unidentified artist, probably Geneva, showing a woman sitting, undressed, pensive, a book between her legs.

LOT 96

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

WILLIAM BATE CABINET MINIATURE; ENAMEL

Enamel, vertical oval-shaped, cabinet miniature.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 20,000 - 25000

CHF 2,500 - 3150

USD 2,550 - 3200

Brand William Bate

Year Dated 1825

Dimensions  69.4 x 57.4 mm. (without frame) / 72.8 x 60.8 mm. (with frame)

Accessories  Late-18th century gilded brass frame

Polychrome painting on enamel on copper, by William Bate (c.17591845), London, showing a melancholic young woman. The counter-enamel is signed and dated “1825 / Painted by Wm Bate / Painter in Enamel / to H.R.H. Princess / Elizabeth”. 

LOT 97

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

COURTOIS CABINET MINIATURE; ENAMEL

Enamel, vertical oval-shaped, cabinet miniature. “Lady Lucy Eleanor Lowther”

Grading System: AAA

HKD 20,000 - 25000

CHF 2,500 - 3150

USD 2,550 - 3200

Brand Courtois

Year Circa 1800-1815

Dimensions 47.1 x 38.4 mm. (without frame) / 55.6 x 46.2 mm. (with frame)

Accessories Late-18th century gilded brass frame with enamel and pearls

Polychrome painting on enamel on copper, probably by NicolasAndré Courtois (1734-af.1806), Paris or London, showing Lady Lucy Eleanor Lowther (née Sherard; 1792-1848), in gold robe with slashed sleeve pinned at shoulder with pearl and gem-set clasp, raspberry mantle over her left shoulder, on her right arm a gem-set gold cuff, pearl and gem-set necklace, earrings, gold hairband; raspberry curtain, pillar and landscape background; wife of the Honourable Colonel Henry Cecil Lowther (1790-1867), daughter of Philip Sherard (1767-1807), 5th Earl of Harborought, 7th Baron Sherard; gold brooch frame with pierced black enamel ribbon surround set with six seedpearls. The counter-enamel is signed “Lucy Eleanor / Lowther / wife of the Hon ble / Col. Lowther / daughter of the 5th Earl of / Harborought”.

LOT 98

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

WILLIAM ESSEX CABINET MINIATURE; ENAMEL

Enamel, vertical oval-shaped, cabinet miniature. “William Drogo Montagu, Viscount Mandeville”

Grading System: AAA

HKD 20,000 - 25000

CHF 2,500 - 3150

USD 2,550 - 3200

Brand William Essex

Year Circa 1852

Dimensions 41.5 x 33.5 mm. (without frame) / 43.8 x 35 mm. (with frame

Accessories Mid-19th century gilded brass frame

Polychrome on enamel on gold, by William Essex (c.17841869), London, showing William Drogo Montagu (1823-1890), 7th Duke of Manchester, known as Lord Kimbolton (1823-1843) and as Viscount Mandeville (1843-1855), British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament. The portrait is made the year of his marriage with Louisa Frederica Augusta Cavendish (1832-1911), Duchess of Devonshire, formerly Louisa Montagu, Duchess of Manchester, née Luise Fredericke Auguste, Countess von Alten, German-born British aristocrat sometimes referred to as the “Double Duchess” due to her marriages to first the Duke of Manchester and later to the Duke of Devonshire. The counter-enamel is signed and dated “William Drogo Mantagu / Viscount Mandeville. / for / Countess Louis von Alten. / --- / Painted by W. Essex Enl / painter to Her Majesty / & H.R.H. Prince Albert / 1852”.

LOT 99

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

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEATER AND TWO STRIKING JACKS; GILDED SILVER AND MULTICOLOURED GOLD

Gilded silver, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant) The chiselled varicoloured gold scene shows two Jacquemarts (Jacks), “Les Musicians”, striking the elapsed time (the man, on the right, strikes the hours and the second shot of the quarters while the woman, on the left, strikes the first shot of the quarters; all animated by the repeating mechanism.

Grading System: AA

HKD 26,000 - 35000

CHF 3,300 - 4400

USD 3,000 - 4000

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1800-1810

Movement No. 751

Calibre  21’’’, verge escapement

Case No.  3 456

Diameter 56.4 mm.

LOT 100

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

UNSIGNED POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEATER AND TWO STRIKING JACKS; SILVER AND MULTICOLOURED GOLD

Silver, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by depressing the pendant) The chiselled varicoloured gold scene shows two Jacquemarts (Jacks), “Les Bons Sauvages”, striking the elapsed time (the man, on the right, strikes the hours and the second shot of the quarters while the woman, on the left, strikes the first shot of the quarters; all animated by the repeating mechanism.

Grading System: AA

HKD 26,000 - 35000

CHF 3,300 - 4400

USD 3,000 - 4000

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1800-1810

Movement No. 542

Calibre  21’’’, verge escapement

Case No. 21 409

Diameter 56.4 mm