375 lots

LOT 1

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Ami Lecoultre Movement, patented split-seconds chronograph with oscillating pinion and “foudroyante”, patented non-magnetic compensated balance; white metal

White metal, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch movement in a working-case, with three horological complications:
  • 1⁄4 second chronograph with oscillating pinion device (activated by the single push-piece located on the winding-crown)
  • Split-seconds (activated by the push-piece located on the case- band at 11 o’clock)
  • 1⁄4 of second, known as foudroyante seconds (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals. Blued steel “Pear” hands.
Movement 20’’’, 3⁄4 plate, rhodium-plated, going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, patented non-magnetic platinum alloy and brass compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and precision-regulating device for fast / slow by means of an eccentric snail, adjusted.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 72,000 - 96000

CHF 9,000 - 12000

USD 9,500 - 12700

Brand Ami Lecoultre, Le Brassus & Geneva

Year circa 1888

Movement No. 3 482

Caliber 20’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 47.1 mm.

Signature dial and movement

Accessories copies of the invention patents

LOT 2

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Unsigned Pocket watch, split-seconds chronograph; 18K pink gold

18K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with two horological complications:
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the winding-crown)
• Split-seconds (activated by the olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o’clock)
Case-back polished.
Movement 19’’’, rhodium-plated, going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; chronograph work on the top plate; split-seconds work mounted under the dial.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 24,000 - 32000

CHF 3,000 - 4000

USD 3,200 - 4200

Brand Unsigned, Swiss, probably Vallée de Joux

Year circa 1890

Movement No. 16 310

Case No. 16 310 (by “F A P”)

Caliber 20’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 53.9 mm.

LOT 3

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Baume Pocket watch, split-seconds chronograph, minute recorder; 18K yellow gold

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and three horological complications:
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the winding-crown)
• Split-seconds (activated by the olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 11 o’clock)
• Instantaneous 60-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
Case-back polished.
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals.
Movement 20’’’, 3⁄4 plate, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; chronograph work on the top plate; split-seconds work mounted under the dial and partly on the top plate.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 4,000 - 5000

USD 4,200 - 5300

Brand Baume, London

Year circa 1890-1895

Movement No. 3 095

Caliber 20’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 53.5 mm.

Accessories copy of the invention patent

LOT 4

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

M. T. Stauffer Split-seconds chronograph, minute recorder, made for the American market; 14K yellow gold

14K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, made for the American market, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and three horological complications:
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the winding-crown)
• Split-seconds (activated by the olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 10:30)
• Instantaneous 30-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
Case-back polished.
White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals.
17’’’, rhodium-plated, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw, 5 adjustments; chronograph work and split-seconds work on the top plate.

Grading System: AA

HKD 12,000 - 16000

CHF 1,500 - 2000

USD 1,600 - 2100

Brand M. T. Stauffer, Les Ponts-de-Martel (Neuchatel mountains)

Year circa 1920

Movement No. 3 874

Case No. 5 240 087 and No. 5 557 253 (by The Keystone Watch Case Co., Philadelphia, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.)

Caliber 17’’’, lever escapement, 5 adjustments

Dimensions Ø 46.1 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

LOT 5

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Unsigned Pocket watch, minute-repeater, triple date, moon phases; 18K pink gold

18K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and five horological complications:
  • Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
  • Half-instantaneous date of the month (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock)
  • Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock; indications given in French)
  • Month of the year (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock; indications given in French)
  • Phases of the moon (aperture at 12 o’clock)
Case-back and cover polished; cover with applied gold cypher.
Movement 21’’’, rhodium-plated, going barrel, gold screwed-chatons (setting), straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 64,000 - 80000

CHF 8,000 - 10000

USD 8,500 - 10600

Brand Unsigned, Switzerland

Year circa 1890

Movement No. 4 701 (and No. 416)

Case No. 416 (by “J L” inside a horizontal oval)

Caliber 21’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 56.1 mm.

LOT 6

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Unsigned, attributable to LeCoultre & Co. Pocket watch, linear digital triple date, so-called “American calendar”, moon phases; 18K pink gold

18K pink gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and five horological complications:
  • Half-instantaneous calendar à guichets (with apertures), so-called Calendrier américain or Quantième en ligne (American Calendar or Linear Calendar)
  • Date of the month (aperture at 12 o’clock, in the centre)
  • Day of the week (aperture at 12 o’clock, on the left; indications given in French)
  • Month of the year (aperture at 12 o’clock, on the right; indications given in French)
  • Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock)
Case-back polished and engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the cypher “N V”.
Movement 18’’’, rhodium plated, going barrel, gold train of wheels, gold screwed-chaton (setting) on the central wheel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 24,000 - 32000

CHF 3,000 - 4000

USD 3,200 - 4200

Brand Unsigned, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux)

Year circa 1890

Movement No. 20 096

Case No. 20 096

Caliber 18’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 48.8 mm.

LOT 7

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

L. C. Grandjean by LeCoultre & Co. Large pocket watch, minute-repeater, triple date à guichet (with aperture), moon phases; 18K yellow gold

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and six horological complications:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single rectangular- shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o’clock) with outer ring divided in 300
• Half-instantaneous date of the month (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
• Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock; indications given in English)
• Month of the year (aperture at 12 o’clock; indications given in English)
• Age and phases of the moon (subsidiary dial, graduated from 0 to 29 1⁄2, and aperture at 6 o’clock)
Cover and case-back polished.
Movement 20’’’, rhodium plated, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work; chronograph work on the top plate.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 48,000 - 64000

CHF 6,000 - 8000

USD 6,400 - 8500

Brand L. C. Grandjean, Les Ponts-de-Martel, Le Locle

Year circa 1890

Movement No. 4 884

Case No. 4 884

Caliber 18’’’ (ebauche by LeCoultre & Co., Le Sentier, Vallée de Joux), lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 57.4 mm.

Signature cuvette (dome) by the retailer, movement (on the back- plate, under one of the hammer) by the maker

LOT 8

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

A. Huguenin & Sons Pocket watch, quarter-repeater, chronograph; 14K yellow gold

14K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with two horological complications:
• Quarter-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o’clock)
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 2 o’clock)
Cover engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with an Eagle. Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the cypher “F B de G”.
19’’’, 3⁄4 plate, nickel-plated, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work; chronograph work on the top plate

Grading System: AA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 4,000 - 5000

USD 4,200 - 5300

Brand A. Huguenin & Sons, Le Locle

Year circa 1890

Movement No. 28 042

Case No. 28 042 (by “R.F”)

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 54 mm.

Signature cuvette (dome)

LOT 9

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Unsigned Large pocket watch, minute-repeater, special balance; 14K pink gold

14K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide at 6 o’clock)
Cover and case-back polished.
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; pink gold “Spade” hands.
Movement 20’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, à moustaches, special cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and Palladium hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 4,000 - 5000

USD 4,200 - 5300

Brand Unsigned, probably Vallée de Joux

Year circa 1900

Movement No. 86 015

Case No. 86 015

Caliber 20’’’, lever escapement, special balance

Dimensions Ø 58.1 mm.

LOT 10

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Jaeger-LeCoultre Pocket watch, minute-repeater; 18K pink gold

18K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
Cover and case-back polished.
20’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw; patented repeater work with silent centrifugal governor.

Grading System: AA

HKD 28,000 - 36000

CHF 3,500 - 4500

USD 3,700 - 4800

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

Year circa 1900

Movement No. 10 628

Case No. 21 928

Caliber 20’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 53.6 mm.

Accessories copies of the invention patents

LOT 11

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Charles Barbezat-Baillot – Le Phare Large pocket watch, minute-repeater, triple date à guichet (with aperture), moon phases, made for the Russian market; 14K yellow gold

14K yellow gold (56 Zolotniks), hunting-case, keyless-winding, round- shaped, large pocket watch, made for the Russian market, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and six horological complications:
  • Minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the rectangular- shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o’clock)
  • 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single rectangular- shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 2 o’clock)
  • Half-instantaneous date of the month (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
  • Day of the week (aperture at 9 o’clock; indications given in Cyrillic)
  • Month of the year (aperture at 3 o’clock; indications given in Cyrillic)
  • Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock)
Case-back and cover polished.
Movement 20’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 40,000 - 56000

CHF 5,000 - 7000

USD 5,300 - 7400

Brand Charles Barbezat-Baillot , Le Phare, Le Locle

Year circa 1895-1900

Case No. 112 059

Caliber 20’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 57.4 mm.

Signature cuvette (dome) and movement

Accessories copy of the invention patent

LOT 12

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Charles Barbezat-Baillot – Le Phare Large pocket watch, minute-repeater, chronograph; 14K yellow gold

14K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 2 o’clock)
Cover and case-back guilloché (engine-turned).
20’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work with silent centrifugal governor.

Grading System: AA

HKD 32,000 - 40000

CHF 4,000 - 5000

USD 4,200 - 5300

Brand Charles Barbezat-Baillot , Le Locle

Model Le Phare

Year circa 1900-1910

Movement No. 256 104

Case No. 63 373

Caliber 21’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 60.4 mm.

Accessories copies of the invention patents

LOT 13

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Unsigned Large pocket watch, minute-repeater, triple date à guichets (with apertures), moon phases; 14K pink gold

14K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and six horological complications:
  • Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
  • 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o’clock) with outer ring divided in 300
  • Half-instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 12 o’clock)
  • Day of the week (aperture at 9 o’clock; indications given in French)
  • Month of the year (aperture at 3 o’clock; indications given in French)
  • Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock)
Cover engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the cypher “F G”. Case-back polished.
Movement 20’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work with silent centrifugal governor; chronograph work on the top plate.

Grading System: AA

HKD 52,000 - 68000

CHF 6,500 - 8500

USD 6,900 - 9000

Brand Unsigned, Neuchâtel mountains

Year circa 1895-1900

Movement No. 7 005 (and No. 18 311)

Case No. 7 005

Caliber 20’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 59 mm.

LOT 14

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Emile Quartier Fils – La Géniale Pocket watch, minute-repeater, chronograph; 18K pink gold

18K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o’clock)
Cover and case-back polished.
19’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work with silent centrifugal governor; chronograph work on the top plate.

Grading System: AA

HKD 28,000 - 36000

CHF 3,500 - 4500

USD 3,700 - 4800

Brand Emile Quartier Fils, Les Brenets, Le Locle

Model La Géniale

Year circa 1900-1910

Movement No. 18 133

Case No. 150 291

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 52.1 mm.

Accessories contemporary fitted box (signed Golay Fils & Stähl, Geneva – Paris; leather; allowing, when this one is closed, to make the watch striking)

LOT 15

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Pateck Pocket watch, minute-repeater; 18K pink gold

18K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide at 6 o’clock)

Grading System: AA

HKD 36,000 - 44000

CHF 4,500 - 5500

USD 4,800 - 5800

Brand Pateck, Geneva

Model (not Patek Philippe)

Year circa 1900

Movement No. 16 200 (and No. 1 100)

Case No. 15 200

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 50.8 mm.

Signature case and movement

LOT 16

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Pateck Large pocket watch; 14K pink gold

14K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Grading System: AA

HKD 12,000 - 14000

CHF 1,500 - 1800

USD 1,600 - 1900

Brand Pateck, Geneva

Model (not Patek Philippe)

Year circa 1900

Movement No. 158 712

Case No. 158 712

Caliber 22’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 56.9 mm.

Signature case and movement

LOT 17

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Unsigned Pocket watch, minute-repeater; 14K yellow gold

14K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide at 9 o’clock)

Grading System: AA

HKD 20,000 - 24000

CHF 2,500 - 3000

USD 2,600 - 3200

Brand Unsigned, Switzerland

Year circa 1900

Movement No. 5 142

Case No. 5 142

Caliber 18’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 49.2 mm.

LOT 18

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Unsigned, attributable to Ch. Barbezat-Baillot – Le Phare Pocket watch, minute-repeater; 18K yellow gold

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide at 6 o’clock)

Grading System: AA

HKD 28,000 - 36000

CHF 3,500 - 4500

USD 3,700 - 4800

Brand Unsigned, Le Locle – Le Phare

Year circa 1920

Movement No. 33 494

Case No. 50 019

Caliber 18’’’ (probably Cal. 115, by Le Phare), lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 51.1 mm.

LOT 19

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Longines Heavy pocket watch, minute-repeater, special fitted box; 18K pink gold

18K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, heavy pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
• Minute-repeater on two steel gongs by two hammers (activated by the slide at 6 o’clock)
White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals.
Cover and case-back polished.
18’’’ 1⁄2, gilded brass, going barrel, gold screwed-chaton (setting) on the central wheel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work with silent centrifugal governor.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 82,000 - 98000

CHF 10,000 - 12000

USD 10,600 - 12700

Brand Longines, Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura)

Year circa 1907

Case No. 1 753 633

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 54.4 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box (mahogany; allowing, when this one is closed, to make the watch striking); Extract from the Archives

LOT 20

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Hong Kong, Jul 23, 2020

Omega Pocket chronometer, calibre 43.15 S; “Grade Very Best”; limited production of 300 examples; 14K yellow gold

14K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket chronometer, with subsidiary seconds at 6.
White enamel dial with suspended “Breguet” numerals, with the word “Chronomètre” in red at 12 o’clock.
Cover and case-back polished; cover engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the cypher “J J”; cuvette (dome) engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the mention “Chronomètre”.
Movement 18’’’, calibre 43.15 S, “Grade Very Best”, rhodium-plated, 23 jewels, going barrel with safety pinion, gold train of wheels, gold screwed-chatons (setting), straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and precision-regulating device for fast / slow by means of an eccentric snail, adjusted to 6 positions and temperatures.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 56,000 - 72000

CHF 7,000 - 9000

USD 7,400 - 9500

Brand Omega, Bienne / Biel

Model Grade Very Best

Year circa 1921-1922 and circa 1925

Movement No. 5 983 805

Case No. 7 607 463

Caliber 43.15 S, “Grade Very Best”, lever escapement, adjusted to 6 positions and temperatures

Dimensions Ø 51.8 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement