375 lots

LOT 81

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

Charles Oudin Giant eight-day going carriage-clock, quarter-repeater, Grande et Petite Sonnerie, “Westminster Quarters” carillon, alarm; “Anglaise Riche”, Limoges-style décor; gilded brass and enamel

Gilded brass, key-winding, vertical rectangular-shape, eight-day going, “Westminster Quarters” carillon giant carriage-clock, with four horological complications:
• Quarter-repeater on four gongs via four hammers (so-called “Westminster Quarters” or chimes of “Big Ben”)
• “Grande Sonnerie”
• “Petite Sonnerie” … with three position selection lever (“Grande Sonnerie”, “Petite Sonnerie” and “Silence”) in the base
• Alarm on a further gong via a further hammer (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
“Anglaise Riche” case with Corinthian columns and Limoges-style enamel side panels painted en grisaille, showing probably Diane de Poitiers

Grading System: AAA

HKD 78,000 - 104000

CHF 9,500 - 12700

USD 10,100 - 13400

Brand Charles Oudin, Paris

Year circa 1880-1900

Movement No. 2 769

Caliber 100 x 80 mm. (ebauche No. 3 882 stamped “A B” on the inside of the back plate, probably by Alfred Baveux), high quality plat-form escapement with straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, à moustaches, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel flat hairspring, index regulator

Dimensions 178 x 105 x 93 mm. (with the handle)

Signature dial (by the retailer) and movement (by the maker)

Accessories gilded brass winding-key

LOT 82

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

L’Epée for Garrard Eight-day going carriage-clock, hours and half-hours striking, alarm; limited production with “cloisonné” décor and tourbillon regulator; gilded brass and enamel

Gilded brass and polychrome “champlevé” enamel imitating the “cloisonné”-work, key-winding, vertical rectangular-shape, eight-day going, carriage-clock, with three horological complications:
• Hours and half-hour striking on one gong
• Quarter-repeater
• Alarm on the same gong via the same hammer (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
“Anglaise Riche” case with Corinthian columns, décor depicting scrolling folliage.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 70,000 - 87000

CHF 8,500 - 10600

USD 9,000 - 11200

Brand L'Epée, Saint-Suzanne (France)

Reference 4502

Year circa 1990

Movement No. 31

Case No. 83

Caliber 100 x 80 mm., plat-form lever escapement with skeleton and engraved one-minute tourbillon regulator (No. 31)

Dimensions 153 x 100 x 91 mm. (without the handle)

Signature dial and movement

Accessories gilded brass winding-key

LOT 83

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

André-Romain Guilmet 8-day going, “Industrial” clock; gilded bronze, silvered bronze and black marble

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Gilded bronze, silvered bronze and black marble, 8-day going, keywinding, “industrial” automata clock, in the shape of a lighthouse, with hour and half-hour striking on a gong.
Movement, brass, square Paris-type, with two going barrels, anchor escapement and inverted fork that drives a tube in the centre of the clock case – in fact, the pendulum – on which is fixed the lantern of the lighthouse giving the impression that it turns through a set of mirrors.

Grading System: AA

HKD 30,000 - 35000

CHF 3,700 - 4300

USD 3,900 - 4500

Brand Andre-Romain Guilmet (GLT), Paris

Year circa 1890

Movement No. 1 051 (probably by Japy Frères, Beaucourt, near Belfort, France)

Caliber anchor escapement

Dimensions 66 x 30 x 21 cm. (approx.) / Weight 14 Kg. (approx.)

Signature movement

LOT 84

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

Attributable to Raymy’s Singing-bird box with watch; silvered metal and enamel

Silvered metal and enamel, key-winding, horizontal singing-bird box, with keyless-winding watch movement mounted in the front.
Rectangular box with engraved and silvered mounts, framing, on all sides, red flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engineturning) panels, standing on four small silver ball feet; oval cover of the bird, chiselled and engraved, “repoussé”-work, with a scene depicting a couple struggling together on a bench surrounded by birds; on the right side of the cabinet, pull to start the bird mechanism.
Singing-bird mechanism, rectangular (95 x 45 mm.), brass, going barrel, bellows and cams; the revolving bird with moving wings, beak and tail, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel (winding by key, under the box).
Watch movement, 10’’’ ½, oval, lever escapement, 3 adjustments (winding and winding by crown, under the box).
Silvered oval dial with revolving radial Arabic numerals, gilded centre; blued steel “Spade” hands.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 70,000 - 90000

CHF 8,500 - 11000

USD 9,000 - 11600

Brand Unsigned, Geneva

Year circa 1920-1930

Caliber rectangular (90 x 48 mm.) brass

Dimensions 50 x 105 x 55 mm

Accessories winding-key

LOT 85

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

Attributable to Karl Griesbaum Singing-bird box; gilded metal and enamel

Gilded metal, key-winding, horizontal singing-bird box.
Rectangular box enamelled with Swiss landscapes; on the front, the Tellskapelle (chapel of Wilhelm Tell) and the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne); on the reverse, the Chillon Castle (Geneva Lake); oval cover of the bird decorated en suite with a view of Geneva, the passerelle des Bergues (Bergues Bridge) and the Ile Rousseau (Rousseau island and park).

Grading System: AAA

HKD 40,000 - 56000

CHF 5,000 - 7000

USD 5,300 - 7400

Brand Unsigned, Triberg (Black Forest)

Year circa 1920

Caliber rectangular (90 x 55 mm.) brass, going barrel, bellows and cams; the revolving bird with moving wings, beak and tail, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel unnumbered (stamped “E B”)

Dimensions 55 x 105 x 65 mm.

Accessories later fitted box, brass winding-key (in the shape of a bird)

LOT 86

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

Attributable to Karl Griesbaum Double singing-bird box; silver

Silver (0.925), key-winding, horizontal double singing-bird box; the two birds talking to each other.
Rectangular box chiselled and engraved with floral motif and foliages; oval covers of the birds decorated en suite with a couple of doves.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 40,000 - 48000

CHF 5,000 - 6000

USD 5,300 - 6400

Brand Unsigned, Triberg (Black Forest)

Year circa 1920-1940

Caliber rectangular (150 x 60 mm.) brass, going barrel, bellows and cams; the revolving birds with moving wings, beak and tail, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel

Dimensions 55 x 170 x 95 mm.

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

LOT 87

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

Attributable to Karl Griesbaum Singing-bird cage; silver and enamel

Silver (0.95) and enamel, key-winding, singing-bird box in the shape of a cage.
Rectangular cage with cut corners, chiselled and engraved with floral motif, foliages and masks, corners set with green hard stones; inside the cage, a branch on which rests two birds decorated with feathers identical to those of the automaton, and, some enamelled leaves.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 64,000 - 80000

CHF 8,000 - 10000

USD 8,500 - 10600

Brand Unsigned, Triberg (Black Forest)

Year circa 1900-1920

Caliber rectangular (110 x 80 mm.) brass, going barrel, bellows and cams; the revolving bird with moving wings, beak and tail, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel

Dimensions 230 x 125 x 100 mm.

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

LOT 88

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

Unsigned 8-day going pre-Art Deco desk clock, hour and half-hour striking, automaton Jacks; silvered metal and enamel

Silvered metal and enamel, open-face, keyless-winding, squareshaped, pre-Art Deco, 8-day going, desk clock, with one horological complication:
• Hour and half hour striking on one steel gong
Chiselled and engraved frame; on the reverse, circular case-back with a small glass aperture to see the balance; cast hinged easel stand with shell decoration. Beige flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) fausse-plaque (false-plate), with white enamel ring dial with suspended Breguet numerals; elaborate blued steel hands; in the centre, silvered, chiselled and engraved automaton figures, on each side, with a cupid underneath, all seeming to strike the bells as the clock chimes. Movement, nickel-plated, two going barrels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator.

Grading System: AA

HKD 22,000 - 26000

CHF 2,700 - 3200

USD 2,800 - 3300

Brand Unsigned, Switzerland

Year circa 1910

Case No. 17 707

Caliber lever escapement

Dimensions 116 x 116 mm.

LOT 89

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

Unsigned Pocket watch; silver

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Silver, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6. White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals. Case-back guilloché (engine-turned) with, in the centre, a lion.

Grading System: B

HKD 6,000 - 9000

CHF 730 - 1100

USD 780 - 1200

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1880

Case No. 12 551 (by “U A V”)

Caliber 18’’’, cylinder escapement

Dimensions Ø 48 mm.

Accessories later fitted box (signed Carl Rehn, Landau in der Pfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) – Union Horlogère), silver chain, silver winding-key representing a British “Bobby” policeman

LOT 90

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

Waltham “P. S. Bartlett” grade watch; “1908” model; 9K yellow gold

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

9K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch. White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals and subsidiary seconds at 6 (fitted in an English case).

Grading System: A

HKD 5,000 - 10000

CHF 600 - 1200

USD 650 - 1300

Brand American Waltham Watch Co., Waltham, Massachusetts (U.S.A.)

Year circa 1924-1925

Movement No. 24 610 089

Case No. 322 312 (by “A.L.D”, Birmingham or Coventry; with Birmingham letter-date for 1925)

Caliber size 16, grade “P. S. Bartlett”, “1908” model, nickel finish, 17 jewels, adjusted

Dimensions Ø 49 mm.

Signature case, dial and movement

Accessories heavy 9K pink gold chain (43 gr.)

LOT 91

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

Unsigned Pocket watch movement, dead independent seconds

Gilded metal, open-face, keyless-winding, octagonal-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
• Dead independent seconds (exterior graduation with central hand; activated by the single push-piece located at 11 o’clock)
• Two barrels with differential gears and bidirectional-winding inspired by Sylvain Mairet’s (1805-1890) works (1850 / 1855)
Later case; case-back polished; white enamel dial with radial Roman numerals. Movement 18’’’, gilded brass, with two going barrels, gold wheel train, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve.

Grading System: AA

HKD 8,000 - 15000

CHF 1,000 - 1800

USD 1,050 - 1950

Brand Unsigned, probably Vallée de Joux

Year circa 1890

Caliber 18’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 56 mm.

LOT 92

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

Farine & Racle Masonic watch, cock with Masonic emblems; silver

Silver, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch. Cock with Masonic emblems: in the foreground, the steps leading to the Temple Door, the Mosaic Pavement, the Columns surmounted by Grenades, the Compass, the Square, perpendicular, Level, Cubic Stone, Mallet, Stars and Acacia Branches

Grading System: AA

HKD 2,400 - 4000

CHF 300 - 500

USD 320 - 530

Brand FARINE & RACLE, Paris

Year circa 1770 (movement) and circa 1800 (dial and case)

Case No. 14 637 (by “P 1”, probably Switzerland; with French control hallmark circa 1825

Caliber 18’’’, verge escapement, pierced and engraved gilded continental cock with Masonic emblems

Dimensions s Ø 52.6 mm.

Signature movement

LOT 93

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

Grierson & Murray Masonic watch, dial with Masonic emblems; 18K yellow gold

18K yellow gold, pair-cased, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch. Later white enamel dial with Masonic emblems.

Grading System: A

HKD 8,000 - 16000

CHF 1,000 - 2000

USD 1,100 - 2100

Brand GRIERSON & MURRAY, Glasgow

Year circa 1819

Movement No. 3 909

Caliber 18’’’, verge escapement, pierced and engraved gilded

Dimensions inner-case Ø 45.6 mm. / outer-case Ø 51 mm.

Signature movement

LOT 94

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

Richard Kevitt Masonic watch, dial with Masonic emblems; silver

Silver, pair-cased, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch. White enamel dial with Masonic emblems (working tools of the various degrees of Freemasonry); clockwise: Eye of Providence, Crescent Moon with Seven Stars, Candlestick, Three Tents, Skull, Lamb, Noah’s Ark surmounted by a Dove (representing the Holy Spirit), Sun, and, in the centre, the Temple of Solomon with the sentence “God be Our Guide”.

Grading System: AAA

HKD 3,200 - 7200

CHF 400 - 900

USD 430 - 960

Brand RICHD KEWITT, London

Year circa 1830

Movement No. 3 844

Caliber 20’’’, verge escapement, pierced and engraved gilded English cock

Dimensions inner-case Ø 50.6 mm. / outer-case Ø 57.6 mm.

Signature movement

LOT 95

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

Kenning Masonic watch, dial with Masonic emblems; silver

Silver, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6. White enamel dial with Masonic emblems (working tools of the various degrees of Freemasonry); clockwise: Eye of Providence, Rule Level, Arrows, Dove (representing the Holy Spirit), Spades, Star, Open Book, Cornucopia, Compass, Dove, Key, Level.

Grading System: AA

HKD 1,600 - 2400

CHF 200 - 300

USD 220 - 320

Brand KENNING, "Little Britain", London

Year circa 1890

Case No.  86 301

Caliber 18’’’, cylinder escapement

Dimensions Ø 47 mm.

Signature dial (by the retailer) and movement (by the manufacture)

LOT 96

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

Richard Barbezat Masonic watch, case with Masonic emblems; silve

Silver (0.800), open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, Art Nouveau pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6. Case-back decorated with different Masonic symbols: Eye of Providence, Square and Compass, Trowel, Mallet and Level. White enamel dial.

Grading System: AA

HKD 1,600 - 3200

CHF 200 - 400

USD 220 - 430

Brand Richard BARBEKAT, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Year circa 1900

Case No. 47 379 (by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle, Neuchâtel mountains)

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 52.1 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 97

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

Invar Masonic watch, case and dial with Masonic emblems; silver

Silver (0.800), open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6. Case-back decorated with different Masonic symbols: two Columns surrounded by Crescent Moon and Sun, the entrance of the Temple with the Pelican at the threshold; on the left, the mound of Hiram, the Anker, on the right, the bridge of the Eastern Knight. In the upper part, the Eye of Providence, on the periphery, the motto “A LA GLOIRE DU GRAND ARCHITECTE DE L’UNIVERS” (To the Glory of the Great Architect of the Universe); all surrounded by the knotted rope adorned with hearts. White enamel dial with different Masonic symbols in place of the numerals (working tools of the various degrees of Freemasonry); clockwise: Eye of Providence, Ax and Stone, Crescent Moon, a column of the Temple of Solomon with the letter “B” (Boaz), Compass and Square, Trowel, Skull, Scythe, Level, a column of the Temple of Solomon with the letter “J” (Jachin), Sun, Scale and Key

Grading System: AA

HKD 3,200 - 4800

CHF 400 - 600

USD 430 - 640

Brand Invar, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Year circa 1910

Movement No. 262 674

Case No. 207 784

Caliber 18’’’, lever escapement

Dimensions Ø 52.1 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

LOT 98

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

Tavannes Masonic watch, square-shaped case with a Masonic emblem; silver

Silver (0.875), open-face, keyless-winding, square-shaped with rounded corners, Art Deco pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6. Case-back with applied Masonic symbol: Letter “G” (God, Gnose or Geometry) inside Square and Compass. Silver colour dial.

Grading System: A

HKD 1,600 - 3200

CHF 200 - 400

USD 220 - 430

Brand Tavannes, Tavannes (Jura bernois)

Year circa 1920-1930

Case No. 722 379 (by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle, Neuchâtel mountains)

Caliber 16’’’ ½, lever escapement

Dimensions 722 379 (by Huguenin Frères, Le Locle, Neuchâtel mountains)

Signature dial

LOT 99

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

Unsigned Masonic watch, triangular-shaped case with Masonic emblems; gun-metal

Gun-metal, open-face, keyless-winding, triangular-shaped, small pocket watch. Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with a gilded Masonic emblem: Star inside Square and Compass; the front and the reverse of the case gilded painted with Masonic emblems: Eye of Providence, Trowel and Mallet. White enamel dial

Grading System: AA

HKD 3,200 - 5600

CHF 400 - 700

USD 430 - 750

Brand Unsigned, probably Paris

Year circa 1870-1880

Case No. 90 007 (illegible master mark, “HR”, probably Paris)

Caliber 10’’’, cylinder escapement

Dimensions 48.2 mm. (with bow) x 45.5 mm.

LOT 100

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

Unsigned Masonic watch, triangular-shaped case with Masonic emblems or “pigpen”; gun-metal

Gun-metal, open-face, keyless-winding, triangular-shaped, pocket watch. Band engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with Masonic numerals or “pigpen”, which are based on a mnemonic geometric construction. White enamel dial.

Grading System: AA

HKD 6,400 - 12000

CHF 800 - 1500

USD 850 - 1600

Brand Unsigned, probably Paris

Year circa 1870-1880

Caliber 12’’’, cylinder escapement

Dimensions 71.9 mm. (with bow) x 57.2 mm