459 lots

LOT 21

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

Joseph Allamand, Swiss, circa 1880. Very fine, 18K gold, keyless, double-train independent dead seconds pocket watch with special dial and chronometer balance.

C. Four-body, ?bassine et filets?, back engine-turned in vermicelli pattern and engraved with initials ?AI?,gold glazed cuvette. D. Glass, blue painted radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Blued-steel ?spade? hands. M. 47 mm (21'''), frosted gilt, 32 jewels, bridge caliber, Mairet tandem winding, straight line counterpoisedlever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance of chronometer type with sliding temperature weights, Breguet balance spring.Dial signed.Diam. 52 mm..

Grading System: AA

CHF 7,000 - 9000

EUR 4,500 - 6000

USD 5,500 - 7000

Sold: CHF 6,900

LOT 22

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

F. Rötig, Constructeur de Chronomètres, Le Havre, No. 1635, circa 1875. Very fine and rare 18K gold keyless pocket watch with chronograph of unusual construction.

C. Four-body, ?pommes?, engine-turned back, center with champlevé enameled initial ?L?, gold hinged cuvette, setting and chronograph activating pin at 11 sliding for mode change from setting to chronograph button. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions with five-minute Arabic markers, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths. Gold ?spade? hands. M. 45 mm (20'''), frosted gilt half-plate, going barrel, 15 jewels, lateral counterpoised lever escapement, gold escape wheel, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring.Dial, cuvette and movement signed.Diam. 56 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 9,000 - 11000

EUR 6,000 - 7000

USD 7,000 - 9000

Sold: CHF 12,650

LOT 23

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

Swiss, No. 3973, circa 1900. Fine 18K gold, hunting-cased, keyless quarter-repeating watch with chronograph built according to Swiss patent 8430.

C. Five-body, ?bassine et filets?, polished, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost chronograph track dividedinto fifths, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel ?spade? hands.M. 45 mm (20'''), frosted gilt, jeweled to the third, straight line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with flat balance spring, the mainspring barrel built to Charles Morlet?s patent of May 29, 1894, repeating on gongs through activating slide in the band.Diam. 54 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 4,000 - 6000

EUR 2,500 - 4000

USD 3,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 4,370

LOT 24

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

Swiss, produced in 1870. Very fine 18K gold, keyless double train independent dead-seconds pocket watch.

C. Four-body, ?bassine et filets?, polished, back with engraved initials, gold hinged cuvette, gold bolt at 7 o?clock for stop/start the independent dead seconds. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions with five-minute Arabic markers. Paste-set gold hands. M. 43 mm (19'''), maillechort, ?fausses côtes? decoration, Mairet tandem winding, 33 jewels, straight line counterpoised lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring.Dated 1870 on the cuvette.Diam. 49 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 4,000 - 6000

EUR 2,500 - 4000

USD 3,000 - 5000

Sold: CHF 4,945

LOT 25

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

John Taylor, Rochdale, Liverpool, with Chester hallmarks for 1892-93. Very rare and fine silver, keyless stopwatch capable of measuring intervals as short as 1/16 of a second.

C. Four-body, ?pomme?, polished with engraved cartouche on the back, silver, hinged cuvette. D. Off-white, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost 1/16 of a second divisions with radial Arabic markers, sunk subsidiary seconds. Gold ?spade? hands. M. 49 mm, frosted gilt 3/4-plate, 17 jewels, 60° lateral counterpoised lever escapement, three-arm gold balance, flat balance spring.Dial and movement signed.Diam. 59 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 2,000 - 2500

EUR 1,300 - 1600

USD 1,600 - 2000

Sold: CHF 4,600

LOT 26

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

A. Eppner & Co, Silberberg, No. 76690, circa 1920. Fine and rare 14K rose gold and enamel, hunting-cased, keyless pocket watch.

C. Five-body, "bassine et filets", polished, front with red and blue enameled initials "AS", gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute divisions, sunk subsidiary seconds. Gold "Louis XV" hands. M. 42 mm (19'''), frosted gilt, 3/4-plate caliber, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring.Dial and movement signed, case punched with "DUS"trademark.Diam. 52 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 2,000 - 2500

EUR 1,300 - 1600

USD 1,600 - 2000

Sold: CHF 3,450

LOT 27

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

A. Huguenin, Locle, circa 1865. Fine 14K gold double-train, independent seconds pocket watch with quarter seconds foudroyante.

C. Four-body, ?bassine et filets?, engine-turned back, reeded band, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost seconds division. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 45 mm (20'''), nickel, ?fausses côtes? decoration, 31 jewels, straight line counterpoised lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring, independent seconds controlled by a push-button in the pendant.Dial and movement signed.Diam. 56 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 3,000 - 5000

EUR 2,000 - 3000

USD 2,500 - 4000

Sold: CHF 4,600

LOT 28

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

?Chrono-Micrometer? Swiss, made for the English market, with Chester hallmarks for 1890-91. Unusual 18K gold, keyless pocket watch with chronograph with 30-minute register of uncommon construction.

C. Four-body, ?bassine et filets?, engraved initials on the back cover, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths with five-minute Arabic markers, up-and-down scale at 12, sunk subsidiary seconds with the seconds hand rotating counterclockwise. Gold ?spade? hands. M. 43 mm (19'''), frosted gilt, 3/4-plate, 14 jewels, lateral counterpoised lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring, diamond endstone, fourfold patented chronograph mechanism.Diam. 51 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 3,000 - 5000

EUR 2,000 - 3000

USD 2,500 - 4000

Sold: CHF 3,450

LOT 29

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

English, No. 1000, Chester hallmarks for 1878-79. Unusual and rare silver and gold pocket watch with chronograph.

C. Four-body, ?pommes?, reeded band, silver, hinged cuvette, engraved cartouche on the back, gold bolt at 2 for the chronograph, gold hinges. D. Off-white, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths. Gold ?spade? hands. M. 45 mm, frosted gilt 3/4-plate, jeweled to the center, lateral counterpoised lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with flat balance spring.Diam. 58 mm.

Grading System: A

CHF 1,000 - 2000

EUR 700 - 1500

USD 800 - 1600

Sold: CHF 690

LOT 30

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

William Williams, 32 Rock St., Bury, No. 1914, hallmarked 1890-91. Very rare and fine silver, keyless stopwatch capable of measuring intervals as short as 1/16 of a second.

C. Four-body, ?bassine et filets?, polished, silver, hinged cuvette. D. Off-white, radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost 1/16 of a second divisions with radial Arabic numerals, subsidiary sunk 1/16th seconds. Gold ?spade? hands. M. 49 mm, frosted gilt 3/4-plate, 17 jewels, 60° lateral counterpoised lever escapement, three-arm gold balance, flat balance spring.Dial and movement signed.Diam. 59 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 3,000 - 5000

EUR 2,000 - 3000

USD 2,500 - 4000

Sold: CHF 2,875

LOT 31

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

Henry Capt, Geneva, No. 10145, circa 1910. Very fine and very rare 18K gold, hunting-cased, keyless, double-train pocket watch with independent dead seconds and chronograph.

C. Five-body, ?bassine?, polished, gold hinged cuvette, pushbutton at 11 for independent seconds, at 1 for the chronograph. D. Silvered and matted, Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost dead-seconds track with five-minute Arabic markers. Gold ?spade? hands. M. 45 mm (20'''), nickel-plated, bridge caliber, Mairet tandem winding, 28 jewels, straight line calibrated lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring.Dial signed.Diam. 56 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 13,000 - 16000

EUR 8,000 - 10000

USD 10,000 - 13000

Sold: CHF 16,100

LOT 32

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

Robert Milne, 40 South King St., Manchester, No. 1506, London hallmarks for 1908-09. Fine 18K gold, keyless watch with Bonniksen patented Karrusel regulator, winner of the Kew Observatory ?Especially Good? Certificate, with a score of 91.0 points.

C. Four-body, ?pommes?, back with finely engraved coat-of-arms, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, probably by Willis, radial Roman numerals and sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel ?spade? hands. M. 43 mm, frosted gilt, three-quarter plate, 17 jewels, lateral calibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with free-sprung Breguet balance spring with terminal curve, diamond endstone, whole on Bonniksen 52 1/2 minute Karrusel regulator.Punched with Bonniksen?s mark on the pillar plate.Diam. 54 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 9,000 - 11000

EUR 6,000 - 7000

USD 7,000 - 9000

Sold: CHF 9,775

LOT 33

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte B/Dresden, No. 28592, made in 1890, sold for 1342 DM. Extremely fine, 18K gold, keyless quarter-repeating first quality pocket watch with Lange?s patented dead-seconds chronograph.

C. Five-body, massive, 113 grams, ?Louis XV?, polished, gold hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions with five-minute Arabic markers. Gold ?Louis XV? hands. M. 42 mm (19'''), frosted gilt 3/4-plate, 38 jewels, the top ones mostly in screwed gold chatons, straight line Glashütte lever escapement, gold escape wheel and pallet fork, banking by a single pin in a pin hole, cut bimetallic compensation balance with gold screws, blued-steel Breguet balance spring, diamond endstone, ?swan-neck? micrometric regulator, Lange?s patented dead seconds mechanism from the same train, repeating on gongs through activating slide in the band.Signed on dial, case and movement.Diam. 58 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 60,000 - 80000

EUR 40,000 - 50000

USD 50,000 - 60000

Sold: CHF 74,750

LOT 34

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

J. Assmann, Glashütte i/S., No. 15431, circa 1890. Very fine and possibly unique silver and gold, keyless, double-train independent dead-seconds pocket watch.

C. Four-body, ?Lucia?, gold hinges, lips and pendant seat, silver hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, Breguetnumerals, outer minute divisions, sunk subsidiary seconds. Gold ?Louis XV? hands. M. 45 mm (20'''), frosted gilt, 3/4-plate, going barrels with Mairet tandem winding, 29 jewels, straight line Glashütte lever escapement with gold fork and escape wheel, cut bimetallic compensation Glashütte type balance with gold temperature and quarter screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, micrometric ?swan-neck? regulator, diamond endstone.Dial and movement signed, pillar plate punched with ?J.A? and number, case with same serial number.Diam. 57 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 18,000 - 23000

EUR 12,000 - 15000

USD 14,000 - 18000

Sold: CHF 25,300

LOT 35

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

So called ?Monoblocco? Rolex "Oyster Chronographe Anti-Magnetic", Ref. 4500. Production of this reference started in the mid-1940s. Very fine and extremely rare, tonneau shaped, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph and register.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown. D. Matte silver with applied steel Arabic numerals and dart indexes, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer 1/5th second scale. Steel "Bâton" hands. M. 13''', rhodium plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 36 mm. Height 13 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 27,000 - 32000

EUR 17,000 - 20000

USD 22,000 - 26000

Sold: CHF 29,900

LOT 36

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

So-called "Pre-Daytona" Rolex Chronograph, Ref. 6238. Produced circa 1965. Fine tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman?s wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Oyster bracelet.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown. D. Satiné silver with tritium-coated applied steel indexes, sunk subsidiary "guilloché" dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer tachometer graduation. Tritium-coated steel "Bâton" hands. M. Cal. 13''', rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, 3 adjustments, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case, and movement signed.Diam. 35 mm. Height 14 mm.Approx. overall length 195 mm.

Grading System: AA

CHF 22,000 - 27000

EUR 14,000 - 17000

USD 18,000 - 22000

Sold: CHF 28,750

LOT 37

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

So-called "Paul Newman" Rolex Cosmograph "Daytona? , Ref. 6241. Produced in the 1970s. Retailed by Cartier. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, anti-reflective black bezel with tachometer and a stainless steel Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by a letter from Rolex confirming the watch was sold to Cartier.

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Signed Cartier, two-tone matte silver and black with applied black square indexes and tritium-coated dots, subsidiary "guilloche" sunk dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer red painted 1/5th second scale. Tritium-coated steel "Bâton" hands. M. Cal. 13''', rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 37 mm. Height 14 mm.Approx. overall length 190 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 40,000 - 50000

EUR 25,000 - 30000

USD 30,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 64,400

LOT 38

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

So-called "Paul Newman" Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 6263/6265, with gold bezel. Produced in the 1970s. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and an 18K yellow gold Oyster bracelet.

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screw-down case back, buttons and crown, tachometer graduation on the gold bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Bicolor black and satin-finish beige with applied gold tritium-coated indexes, black sunk subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer 1/5th second scale. Tritium-coated gold "Bâton" hands. M. Cal. 13''', rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 37 mm. Height 13 mm.Approx. overall length 190 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 50,000 - 70000

EUR 30,000 - 45000

USD 40,000 - 55000

Sold: CHF 62,100

LOT 39

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

Rolex, Oyster Cosmograph, Ref. 6262/6263 with black anti-reflective bezel. Produced in the 1970s. Fine and rare, water-resistant, a bark-finished stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, register and tachometer and a stainless steel bark-finished Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.

C. Three-body, polished and bark-finished, screw-down case back, push-buttons and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. D. Two-tone silver and black with applied steel bâton indexes, subsidiary seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute register dials. Tritium-coated "bâton" hands. M. Cal. 727, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 37 mm. Height 13 mm.Approx. overall length 185 mm.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 25,000 - 30000

EUR 16,000 - 20000

USD 20,000 - 25000

Sold: CHF 27,600

LOT 40

Important Watches, Collectors’ Wristw... Hotel Noga Hilton, Nov 14, 2004

So-called "Jean-Claude Killy". Rolex "Oyster Chronographe Antimagnetic", Ref. 6036. Produced in the 1950s. Very fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, triple date and an yellow gold plated Rolex buckle.

C. Two-body, solid, polished, screwed-down case back and crown. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold pyramidal indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and30-minute registers, outer graduation for the days of the month in blue Arabic numerals, apertures for the days of the week and the months. Tritium-coated yellow gold "Alpha" hands. M. 13''', rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 36 mm. Height 14 mm.

Grading System:

CHF 170,000 - 200000

EUR 110,000 - 130000

USD 140,000 - 160000

Sold: CHF 138,000