485 lots

LOT 101

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

UNSIGNED SKELETON POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEATER AND TWO STRIKING JACKS AND AN AUTOMATON SCENE; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND MULTICOLOURED GOLD

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

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) The chiselled varicoloured gold scene shows two Jacquemarts (Jacks), “Les Bons Sauvages”, striking the elapsed time (the woman, on the left, strikes the hours and the first shot of the quarters while the man, on the right, strikes the second shot of the quarters, and, below, a goat moves its mouth; all animated by the repeating mechanism.

Grading System: AA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 3,980 - 4880

USD 4,000 - 5000

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1800-1810

Movement No. 1 934

Calibre  21’’’ gilded brass, verge escapement

Case No. 1 934

Diameter 56.4 mm

Originally, under the scene set at six o’clock, there is a second concealed automaton erotic scene (discovered and activated by the push-piece at 6 o’clock) showing a couple making love. Unfortunately, the automata, for some unknown reason, are missing.

LOT 102

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

UNSIGNED HISTORICAL POCKET WATCH WITH ALARM BELONGED FROM THE GENERAL EXELMANS (1775-1852); SILVER

Silver, open-face with pair-cased, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with alarm à toc (internal graduation with central index; keywinding at 11:30 and key-setting at 2:30) Silver hunting pair-cased with inside an old label inscribed “montre / de campagne / Rémi Joseph Isidore / Exelmans”.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 26,000 - 35000

CHF 3,300 - 4400

USD 3,000 - 4000

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1800

Movement No. 10 093

Calibre  17’’’, verge escapement

Case No.  65 447

Exelmans, Rémy Joseph Isidore (1775-1852), 1st Comte (Earl) Exelmans, Maréchal and Pair (Marshal and Peer) of France Volunteer in 1792, General after Eylau (1807), present in Spain (1808), in Russia (1812), he participated in the campaigns of 1813 and 1814. Arrested during the first Restoration he was acquitted by the council of war. On the return from Elba Island, he delivers the last and glorious fight of the “Cents-Jours” campaign at Rocquencourt (July 1st, 1815); the last French victory of the Napoleonic Wars (after Napoleon’s abdication but before the armistice is signed), which will earn him the nickname of “Lion de Rocquencourt”. It was appointed Marshal of France (1851).

LOT 103

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

BREGUET MILITARY WATCH, FLY-BACK, BLACK DIAL; “TYPE XX” MADE FOR THE FRENCH ARMY; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, manual-winding, round-shaped, pilot’s wristwatch, with screwed case-back, rotating bezel, pear-shaped crown, black dial with luminescent Arabic numerals and skeleton hands, subsidiary seconds at 9, fly-back “retour en vol” 1/5 chronograph, half-instantaneous 30-minute recorder.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 210,000 - 250000

CHF 26,850 - 31800

USD 27,000 - 32000

Brand Breguet

Model “Type XX” made for the French Army

Year Circa 1955

Calibre  13’’’ (based on Valjoux 22)

Case No.  7 313

Bracelet Brown leather strap, stainless steel buckle

Diameter  38.5 mm

Signature Case

Breguet “Type XX” Ordered by the French government for the French military forces in approximately 2 000 pieces, the first “Type XX” chronographs were delivered to the “Centre d’Essais en Vol” (CEV), to the French Air Force and to the Aeronaval Force, from 1954 to the 1970’s. Known as a fly-back “retour en vol” chronograph, the “Type XX” was built specifically for the use of pilots with the function of re-setting and restarting immediately by simply pressing one button: an invaluable time-saving for pilots at this period. These chronographs had to meet precisely the specifications established by the French army: a black dial with large hands and luminescent Arabic numerals offering good visibility at night, a 38 mm. case with a large dial opening, a rotating bezel, the fly-back function, and a pearshaped crown to facilitate handling with gloves. On the first versions, the Breguet signature did not appear on the dial. On the case back, we can see the guarantee ending dates, attesting to its military origin. Today, the Breguet “Type XX” is one of the most popular “tool watches” for collectors and enthusiasts of fine mechanics. 

LOT 104

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

ROLEX REF. 1675, DATE, AM-PM INDICATION, TWO-TIME ZONE, GILT DIAL; “GMT-MASTER”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, aviator’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back (dated 11.64), winding crown protected by the crown guards, 24-hour graduated bidirectional revolving bezel with blue and red insert for the AM-PM indication, black gilt “Swiss - T <25” dial with centre-seconds, instantaneous date of the month, diurnal (day-time) and nocturnal (night-time) hours with a 24hour (AM-PM) scale.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 130,000 - 200000

CHF 16,250 - 25000

USD 16,600 - 25500

Brand Rolex

Model “Oyster-Perpetual” “GMT-Master” “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”

Reference 1675

Year Circa 1964

Movement No.  D 881 280

Calibre  1560

Case No.  1 151 073

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex “President” bracelet with deployant clasp (end-links 55).

Diameter  39.8 mm

Length  175 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, Bulletin de marche (Watch rate certificate) No. 1 778 988 from C.O.M.C., Geneva (dated October, 1964), international guarantee (dated South Sea, May 13, 1965).

LOT 105

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

ROLEX REF. 5513; “200 M = 630 FT, SUBMARINER”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, diver’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, winding crown protected by the crown guards, 60-minute graduated unidirectional revolving bezel with black insert for the decompression times, black dial with centre-seconds. Case-back engraved “G. C. S.”.

Grading System: AA

HKD 45,000 - 70000

CHF 5,650 - 8750

USD 5,750 - 8950

Brand Rolex

Model “Oyster Perpetual” “200 m = 630 ft, Submariner” so-called by collectors “Pointed Crown Guard, Meter First Dial

Reference 5513

Year Circa 1970

Movement No. 36 584

Calibre  1520

Case No.  2 912 647

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” bracelet with “fliplock” deployant clasp (Ref. 9315)

Diameter 39.6 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 106

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

ROLEX REF. 116523, DAYTONA STEEL & GOLD

Very fine, water-resistant, self-winding stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Chronometer wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer.

Grading System: AA

HKD 70,000 - 120000

CHF 8,750 - 15000

USD 8,950 - 15300

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona

Reference 116523

Year Circa 2002

Movement No. 0066427

Calibre  4130

Case No. Y390349

Bracelet Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Rolex Oysterlock bracelet. Approximately 180mm

Diameter 40 mm.

Signature Case, dial and movement

LOT 107

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

ROLEX REF. 14270 / 2080, BLACK DIAL; “EXPLORER”; STAINLESS STEEL; “ONLY ONE YEAR PRODUCTION”

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, black colour dial with centre-seconds

Grading System: AAA

HKD 40,000 - 50000

CHF 5,000 - 6250

USD 5,100 - 6400

Brand Rolex

Model “Oyster Perpetual” “Explorer” “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified"

Reference 14270 / 2080

Year Circa 1999

Movement No. 4 874 793

Calibre  3000, adjusted to 5 positions + temperature

Case No.  A 367 090

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” bracelet with “fliplock” deployant clasp (Ref. X6 / 78790)

Diameter 34.9 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box and outer box, certificate of origin, booklets, hang tag

Rolex, Reference 14270
This reference was only produced during one year in 1999. The dial bears only the mention “Swiss”.

LOT 108

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

ROLEX REF. 67480 / 67400; “OYSTER PERPETUAL”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, black colour dial with centre-seconds.

Grading System: A

HKD 16,000 - 26000

CHF 2,000 - 3250

USD 2,050 - 3350

Brand Rolex

Model "Oyster Perpetual”

Reference 67480 / 67400

Year Circa 1996-1997

Movement No. 3 615 701

Calibre  2130, adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures

Case No.  T 780 138

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex “Osyter” bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. Z4 / 788350)

Diameter 29.3 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 109

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

ROLEX REF. 67180 / 2020; “OYSTER PERPETUAL”; STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, silver colour dial with centre-seconds.

Grading System: A

HKD 12,000 - 20000

CHF 1,500 - 2500

USD 1,550 - 2550

Brand Rolex

Model "Oyster Perpetual”

Reference 67180 / 2020

Year Circa 2000

Movement No.  2 - 4 045 695

Calibre  2130, adjusted to 5 positions and temperatures

Case No. A 492 366

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex “Osyter” bracelet with deployant clasp (Ref. U12 / 78340)

Diameter 23.6 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original certificate

LOT 110

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

ROLEX REF. 16710, GMT-MASTER II”; STAINLESS STEEL

Fine, two time zone, centre seconds, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with date, special 24-hour bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand.

Grading System: AA

HKD 75,000 - 110000

CHF 9,400 - 13750

USD 9,600 - 14000

Brand Rolex

Model GMT-Master II

Reference 16710

Year Circa 2005

Calibre  3185

Case No. D 906 917

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet (78790A )with “fliplock” deployant clasp, approximately 180mm

Diameter 40 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box and outer box, booklets

LOT 111

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

ROLEX REF. 16622, YACHT MASTER STEEL AND PLATINUM

Very fine, center seconds, self-winding, stainless steel and platinum Chronometer wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Oysterlock bracelet.

Grading System: AA

HKD 50,000 - 70000

CHF 6,250 - 8750

USD 6,400 - 8950

Brand Rolex

Model Yacht-Master

Reference 16622

Year Circa 2004

Calibre  3135, adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions

Case No. F 294 817

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex “Oyster” bracelet (78760) with “fliplock” deployant clasp

Diameter 40 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 112

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

ROLEX REF. 116400, MILGAUSS STEEL

Self-winding stainless steel Chronometer wristwatch, antimagnetic shield to 1000 Gauss with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet

Grading System: AAA

HKD 30,000 - 60000

CHF 3,750 - 7500

USD 3,850 - 7650

Brand Rolex

Model Milgauss

Reference 116400

Year Sold on 8th Oct ,2008

Calibre  3131

Bracelet Steel integrated bracelet with steel deployant clasp, approximately 180mm

Diameter 40 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Box, warranty, instructions booklet, tags

LOT 113

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

ROLEX REF. 116610LV, SUBMARINER, « HULK »,STEEL

Self-winding stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with green dial, green ceramic bezel and date.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 50,000 - 100000

CHF 6,250 - 12500

USD 6,400 - 12750

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference 116610LV

Year Sold on 5th Dec, 2010

Calibre  3135

Case No. GO41345

Bracelet Steel integrated bracelet with steel deployant clasp, approximately 195mm

Diameter 40 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Original fitted box, warranty, instructions booklet, tags

LOT 114

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

C. BARBEZAT-BAILLOT, “LE PHARE” LARGE MINUTE-REPEATER, CHRONOGRAPH, TRIPLE DATE À GUICHETS (WITH APERTURES), MOON PHASES, MADE FOR THE RUSSIAN MARKET; 14K PINK GOLD

14K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, made for the Russian market, with subsidiary seconds at 6, minute-repeater on two steel gongs, 1/5 second chronograph, halfinstantaneous date of the month, day of the week, month of the year, hases of the moon. Cover and case-back guilloché (engine-turned).

Grading System: AA

HKD 35,000 - 60000

CHF 4,400 - 7500

USD 4,500 - 7650

Brand C. Barbezat-Baillot

Model Under the trademark “Le Phare"

Year Circa 1900

Calibre  20’’’, lever escapement

Case No.  73 333

Diameter  57.5 mm

Signature Cuvette (dome)

Accessories Copies of the invention patents

Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 334, delivered on January 8, 1889, to Charles Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle, for a “Perfectionnements apportés à la construction des mécanismes de répétition pour montres de poche de toutes dimensions” (Improvements to the construction of the mechanisms of repetition for pocket watches of all sizes), and the No. 13 244, delivered on November 18, 1896, to the same, for a “Poussette pour montres” (Push-piece for watches).

LOT 115

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

A. DUPONT LINEAR TRIPLE DATE SO-CALLED “AMERICAN CALENDAR”, MOON PHASES; “CHRONOMÈTRE”; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket chronometer, with subsidiary seconds at 6, half-instantaneous calendar à guichets (with apertures), so-called Calendrier américain or Quantième en ligne (American Calendar or Linear Calendar), date of the month, day of the week, month of the year, phases of the moon. Caseback polished.

Grading System: AA

HKD 43,000 - 70000

CHF 5,500 - 8800

USD 5,550 - 8850

Brand Dupont

Model “Chronomètre”

Year Circa 1900

Movement No. 18 565

Calibre  19’’’, lever escapement (ebauche by LeCoultre & Co., Le Sentier, Vall&eacute;e de Joux)

Case No. 18 565

Diameter 50.2 mm

Signature Cuvette (dome; by the maker) and movement (by the manufacture)

Accessories Extract from the archivies

LOT 116

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

CALAME-ROBERT MINUTE-REPEATER; “CHRONOMÈTRE”; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6, minute-repeater on two steel gongs. Cover and case-back guilloché (engine-turned).

Grading System: AA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 4,000 - 5000

USD 4,050 - 5050

Brand Js Calame-Robert

Model “Chronomètre"

Year Circa 1890-1900

Calibre  19’’’, lever escapement (ebauche probably by LeCoultre & Co., Le Sentier, Vall&eacute;e de Joux)

Case No.  2 921

Diameter 55.4 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 117

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

ANGELUS MINUTE-REPEATER, CHRONOGRAPH; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6, minute-repeater on two steel gongs, 1/5 second chronograph. Cover and case-back polished.

Grading System: AA

HKD 35,000 - 43000

CHF 4,500 - 5500

USD 4,550 - 5550

Brand Angelus

Year Circa 1910

Calibre  20’’’, lever escapement

Case No.  45 869

Diameter  52.4 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box; copies of invention patents

Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 12 172, delivered on April 15, 1896, to Stolz Frères, Le Locle, for a “Régulateur silencieux, pour sonnerie de montres à répétition”.

LOT 118

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

C. L. GUINAND SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH, MINUTE RECORDER; 14K YELLOW GOLD

14K yellow gold, hunting-case, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6, 1/5 second chronograph, split-seconds, halfinstantaneous 30-minute recorder. Cover and case-back guilloché (engine-turned).

Grading System: A

HKD 20,000 - 28000

CHF 2,500 - 3500

USD 2,550 - 3500

Brand Ch. Léon Guinand

Year Circa 1900

Movement No.  30 236

Calibre  18 ½ ’’’, lever escapement

Case No. 30 236

Diameter 54.5 mm

Signature Dial and Movement

Accessories Copy of the invention patent

Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 3 360, delivered on March 17, 1891, to Ch.-Léon Guinand, Les Brenets, for a “Compteur de minutes pour chronographes-compteurs s’appliquant indifféremment à la montre Lépine ou savonnette”.

LOT 119

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

ULYSSE NARDIN SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH, PATENTED MINUTE RECORDER, MADE FOR THE RUSSIAN MARKET; 14K YELLOW GOLD

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

14K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, made for the Russian market, 1/5 second chronograph, splitseconds, instantaneous 30-minute recorder

Grading System: AAA

HKD 40,000 - 48000

CHF 4,980 - 5980

USD 5,000 - 6000

Brand Ulysse Nardin

Model Retailed by I. Volkovb or U. Borkobr (Russia)

Year Circa 1907

Movement No. 13 563

Calibre  20’’’, rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straightline lever escapement, cut compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve

Case No. 13 563

Diameter 52.4 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Copy of the invention patent; Extract from the Archives

Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 34 029, delivered on July 8, 1905, to Société Anonyme de la Fabrique d’Horlogerie Le Coultre & Cie, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux), for a “Compteur instantané perfectionné aux pièces d’horlogerie à chronographe” (Instantaneous perfected recorder for horological pieces with chronograph). 

LOT 120

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

JOHN REYMOND SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH, PATENTED CONCENTRIC 60-MINUTE AND 12-HOUR RECORDER; “CONTETOUT”, 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6, 1/5 second chronograph, splitseconds, dragging 60-minute recorder, concentric 12-hour recorder.

Grading System: AA

HKD 15,000 - 30000

CHF 1,900 - 3750

USD 1,950 - 3850

Brand Unsigned

Model “Contetout"

Year Circa 1920

Movement No. 150

Calibre  18’’’ lever escapement

Case No. 177 904

Diameter 50.2 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Copies of the invention patent and advertisements

Movement based on the the Swiss invention patent No. 71 222, delivered on June 2, 1915, to John Reymond, Vers-chez-Grosjean, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux), for a “Mécanisme compteur appliqué à une pièce d’horlogerie à chronographe (Recorder mechanism applied to a chronograph timepiece), known as double tour d’heure.