351 lots

LOT 1

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Tiffany Art Deco Tiffany & Co., Switzerland. Made circa 1940. Fine and unusual, brass and glass 8-day going desk clock.

C. Six-part, polished, brass feet, three panes of glass, the glass affixed by four screws. D. Brass with a transparent index ring, Arabic numerals and baton indexes. Index hands. M. Rhodium-plated, straight line lever escapement, index regulator. Dial signed. Dim. 18 x 6 x 13 cm.

Grading System: AA

USD 1,500 - 2000

CHF 1,300 - 1700

EUR 1,000 - 1300

Sold: USD 1,875

LOT 2

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Jaeger-LeCoultre Zodiac Jaeger-LeCoultre, "Zodiacs", No. 332. Made in the 1960's. Fine, Perspex and gilt brass, 8-day going desk clock with visible movement.

C. Rectangular, Perspex, frosted Zodiac symbols and stars, stepped gilt brass bezel and legs. D. Inset within the case, brass chapter ring with applied gilt faceted hour indexes. Brushed gilt skeleton lozenge hands. M. Gilt-brass with linear wheel train, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring. Case, dial, and movement signed. Dim. 18 x 14 x 6 cm.

Grading System: AA

USD 2,000 - 2500

CHF 1,700 - 2200

EUR 1,300 - 1700

Sold: USD 2,500

LOT 3

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Jaeger Lecoultre Black Leather Jaeger-LeCoultre, Geneve, No. 59527. Circa 1950's. Very fine and rare, chrome and leather 8-day desk clock.

C. Two-body, rectangular, black leather-covered, telescopic winding crown, chrome base with concave ends. D. Black leather-covered, chrome cylindric baton indexes on the bezel and dial. Beige épée hands. M. 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance spring, index regulator. Dial signed. Dim. 15 x 13.5 x 6.5 cm.jaeger lecoult re black leather

Grading System: AA

USD 1,000 - 1500

CHF 900 - 1300

EUR 700 - 1000

Sold: USD 3,750

LOT 4

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Jaeger LeCoultre Red Leather Jaeger-LeCoultre, Genève, made for Ghiso. Circa 1950's. Very fine and rare, chrome and leather 8-day desk clock.

C. Two-body, square, red leather-covered, telescopic winding crown. D. Red leather-covered, chrome cylindric baton indexes on the bezel. Chrome épée hands. M. 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, flat balance spring, index regulator. Dial signed. Dim. 15 x 13.5 x 6.5 cm.

Grading System: AA

USD 1,000 - 1500

CHF 900 - 1300

EUR 700 - 1000

Sold: USD 2,500

LOT 5

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Patek Philippe Empire-Style Solar Clock Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 873627, case No. 1042, Ref. 6236. Made circa 1965. Fine and rare, gilt brass, solar-powered Empire-style mantel clock with electrically-wound remontoir.

C. Brushed gilt brass, the front with four applied paterae, stiff-leaf and beaded bezel, the top with solar cells, hinged back door. D. Cream with radial black Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Fancy pierced black hands. M. Cal. based on a 17''' ?Gondolo? keyless mechanical movement, 29 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold and 1 position, solar-powered with lithium battery back-up, driving a remontoir train which replaces the barrel spring. Dial and movement signed. Dim. height 22.5 cm., width 18.5 cm., depth 8.5 cm.

Grading System: AAA

USD 8,000 - 10000

CHF 7,000 - 9000

EUR 5,500 - 7000

Sold: USD 10,000

LOT 6

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Patek Philippe Ellipse D?or Solar Clock Patek Philippe, Genève, case No. 1.802.529, Ref. 1505. Made for SBS Bank, circa 1985. Fine and rare, gilt brass, ?Ellipse d?Or? solarpowered electric mantel clock. Accompanied by the original Patek Philippe fitted box.

C. Gilt brass, rectangular with curved tambour ends, brushed and polished, polished oval bezel, hinged back door, solar panel set in the top, hinged back door. D. Oval, royal blue, the SBS logo above 6, applied faceted gilt brass baton indexes. Gilt brass baton hands. M. 92 mm. circuit board with transistors connected to the photo-electric cell, battery back-up power, buttons for stop/ test/frequency. Dial and movement signed. Dim. 20 x 18 x 7.1 cm.

Grading System: AA

USD 3,000 - 5000

CHF 2,500 - 4300

EUR 2,000 - 3500

Sold: USD 5,000

LOT 7

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Patek Philippe Solar Clock Patek Philippe, Genève, ?Pendulette?, No. 1868. Fine, solar-powered gilt-brass table clock with electrically-wound remontoir. Accompanied by the original fitted box.

C. Satiné gilt brass, 4 square columns, top with solar cells, hinged back door, the base with applied plaque with dedication inscription. D. Silver with painted black baton indexes. Gilt brass baton and circle hands. M. Based on a 17''' Gondolo keyless mechanical movement, 29 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold and 1 position, swan neck micrometer regulator, solar-powered with lithium battery back-up, driving a remontoir train which replaces the barrel spring. Dial and movement signed. Dim. 14 x 14 x 9 cm.

Grading System: AA

USD 3,000 - 5000

CHF 2,500 - 4300

EUR 2,000 - 3500

Sold: USD 5,625

LOT 8

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Audemars Piguet Yellow Gold Skeleton Dress Watch Audemars Piguet, Genève, No. 253727, case No. B 89398. Made in the 1970's. Very fine, elegant and thin, 18K yellow gold, skeletonized, keyless dress watch.

C. Two-body, solid, stepped bezel, sapphire crystals. D. Transparent, outer plain reserve with printed radial Roman numerals. Black feuille hands. M. Cal. 5020, gilt brass, skeletonized and hand-engraved, 20 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance spring. Case and movement signed. Diam. 44 mm. Thickness 4.5 mm.

Grading System: AAA

USD 5,000 - 7000

CHF 4,300 - 6000

EUR 3,500 - 4700

Sold: USD 7,500

LOT 9

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Tiffany & Co. - Gold - Dress Watch Tiffany & Co. No. 239109. Made by Agassiz Watch Co., Switzerland in the 1930's. Fine and thin, keyless, 18K yellow gold dress watch with an 18K 6 cm gold chain.

C. Four-body, ?demi-bassine,? solid, polished, hinged gold cuvette. D. Champagne with painted Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary sunk seconds dial. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Cal. 18''', rhodium-plated, fausses-cotes decoration, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial signed, case and movement signed: Agassiz Watch Co. Diam. 44 mm.

Grading System: A

USD 1,000 - 2000

CHF 900 - 1700

EUR 700 - 1300

LOT 10

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Patek Philippe - Yellow Gold - Dress Patek, Philippe & Cie., Genève, No. 809607, case No. 411145. Made for Shreve, Crump & Low Co. Boston, circa 1928. Very fine, thin, 18K yellow gold keyless dress watch.

C. Three-body, "bassine," polished, hinged case back with engraved initials: PHE. D. Satine silver with applied gold Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary sunk seconds dial. Yellow gold Breguet hands. M. Cal. 38 mm. (17'''), rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation Guillaume balance, blued steel flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed, movement also signed: Shreve, Crump & Low Co. Boston. Diam. 44 mm. Thickness 7 mm.

Grading System: AA

USD 1,500 - 2500

CHF 1,300 - 2200

EUR 1,000 - 1700

LOT 11

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Tiffany & Co. 8-Day - Travel - Desk - Alarm Clock Tiffany & Co. Made by Concord/Cortland Watch Co. in the 1930's. Fine and rare, Art Deco, 8-day sterling silver traveling/desk alarm clock. Accompanied by a Tiffany & Co. pouch. To be sold without reserve

C. Rectangular, sterling silver, hinged movement plate, can be open and closed for travel/desk clock, engraved Pegasus logo. D. Silver with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel luminous baton hands, thin blued steel hand for the alarm. M. Cal. 38 mm, nickel-plated, 15 jewels, monometallic balance, straight-line lever escapement, blued steel Breguet balance spring. Dial signed Tiffany & Co. case and movement signed Cortland, Concord Watch Co. Swiss Dim. 80 x 66 mm.

Grading System: AA

USD 1,000 - 2000

CHF 900 - 1700

EUR 700 - 1300

Sold: USD 1,188

LOT 12

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Tiffany & Co. 8-Day - Travel - Desk - Clock Tiffany & Co. movement No. 816321. Made by Octave Watch Co. in the 1930's. Fine and rare, Art Deco, 8-day sterling silver traveling/ desk clock.

C. Tonneau-shaped, sterling silver, hinged movement plate, can be open and closed for travel/desk clock, front and back engraved in a floral and leaf pattern. D. White enamel with printed Breguet numerals, outer minute track. Luminous blued steel spade hands. M. Cal. 38 mm, nickel-plated, 15 jewels, monometallic balance, straight-line lever escapement, blued steel Breguet balance spring. Dial signed Tiffany & Co. case and movement signed Octave Watch Co., Geneva Dim. 80 x 66 mm.

Grading System: AA

USD 800 - 1200

CHF 700 - 1000

EUR 500 - 800

LOT 13

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Tiffany & Co. Carriage Clock Tiffany & Co., Swiss, movement by Matthew Norman, No. 67. Made circa 1980. Fine, gilt brass, 8-day going carriage clock with alarm.

C. Rectangular, gilt brass, molded base and top with handle. D. White painted, black radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, below dial for the alarm. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Cal. 1750A, rectangular, gilt brass, going barrels, alarm bell within base, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance with self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator. Movement signed Matthew Norman, dial signed Tiffany & Co. Dim. 8 x 5 x 5.5 cm. Excluding handle.

Grading System: AA

USD 2,500 - 3500

CHF 2,200 - 3000

EUR 1,700 - 2500

LOT 14

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Singing Bird Attributed to Karl Griesbaum, Germany. Made circa 1950 in the style of the late 19th Century. Fine, repoussé sterling silver and gilt singing bird box. Accompanied by a key.

C. Rectangular, ?bombé? form with repoussé relief decoration of fruits, flowers and birds. M. Singing bird movement: going barrel, rectangular belows, Griesbaum whistle, the bird rotating and moving wings, tail and beak, controlled by a rack and two cams mounted beneath the barrel, gilt brass grille engraved with foliage, activated by a pull-stop in the side of the case. Base stamped ?Tiffany & Co.? Dim. 100 x 64 x 38 mm.

Grading System: A

USD 8,000 - 10000

CHF 7,000 - 9000

EUR 5,500 - 7000

LOT 15

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Patek Philippe For Tiffany & Co Independent Seconds Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, No 8240. Made for Tiffany & Co., New York in 1853 and sold on August 10th, 1853. Fine and very rare key-wind silver open face pocket watch with independent center seconds. Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives.

C. Four-body, polished, gold hinges, switch to start/stop seconds in the band, signed and numbered cuvette with outer guilloche, reverse engraved in worn script "Thomas Porter" (or similar.) D. White enamel secured by two blued steel screws, Roman numerals, outer minutes. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Gilt brass, 19??double barrel for the going and independent seconds, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, blued steel balance spring with temperature compensation curve, index regulator. Cuvette signed by the manufacturer and retailer. Diam. 49 mm.

Grading System: AAA

USD 4,000 - 6000

CHF 3,500 - 5200

EUR 2,700 - 4000

Sold: USD 5,250

LOT 16

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Patek Philippe Silver Fob Watch Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, No. 70125, made for Jaques & Marcus, New York. Made in 1883, sold on October 16th, 1883. Fine and unusual, silver fob watch with decorative silver bow. Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives.

C. Four-body, polished, domed glazed dial and matching domed glazed reverse, inner glazed movement cover, inset setting pin with protective guard, mounts for the fob chains to the band. D. White enamel with inner black Arabic numerals, minute track with outer gold five-minute numerals. Gold index hands. M. Cal. 12???, frosted gilt, 15 jewels, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm balance, blued steel flat balance spring, wolf?s tooth winding wheels. Signed by retailer on the movement and dial. Diam. 33 mm. Thickness 20 mm.

Grading System: AA

USD 2,500 - 3500

CHF 2,200 - 3000

EUR 1,700 - 2400

Sold: USD 3,125

LOT 17

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Vacheron & Constantin Silver Hunting case Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 291675, case No. 175981. Made for Hausmann & Co., Roma, circa 1890. Very fine and rare, sterling silver and gold hunting-cased pocket watch.

C. Four-body, "bassine", entirely engine-turned with vermicelli pattern, hinged silver engraved cuvette, gold hinges. D. White enamel with painted radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary sunk seconds dial. Gold spade hands. M. 43 mm. (19'''), frosted gilt, 15 jewels, straight-line "moustache" lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 53 mm.

Grading System: AA

USD 3,000 - 5000

CHF 2,600 - 4300

EUR 2,000 - 3500

Sold: USD 5,750

LOT 18

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Waltham- Silver Five Minute Repeater American Waltham Watch Co., Waltham, Mass., No. 3793601, circa 1888. Very fine and rare, silver, keyless, hunting-cased watch with a five-minute repeater.

C. Four-body, large, polished, hinged cuvette. D. White enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute and fifth-seconds ring with five-minute Arabic minute/seconds markers, sunk subsidiary seconds. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. 14 size, 3/4 plate, striped, 17 jewels in settings, straight line calibrated lever escapement, cut-bimetallic compensation balance with gold screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, safety pinion. Dial, case, and movement signed. Movement also engraved, "Patented 1888.? Diam. 53 mm.

Grading System: AAA

USD 3,000 - 4000

CHF 2,500 - 3500

EUR 2,000 - 2700

Sold: USD 3,750

LOT 19

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Vacheron & Constantin Fob Watch Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 311199, case No. 188374. Made circa 1900. Very fine, rare and unusual, keyless, 18K yellow gold, diamond and enamel, Art Nouveau lapel watch with detachable matching brooch with green enamel. Accompanied by leather box.

C. Four-body, solid, hinged case back ornamented with gold floral and enamel sunburst decoration and set with 12 diamonds, hinged gold cuvette with dedication, hinged bezel decorated with a floral relief pattern. D. White enamel with painted Breguet numerals, outer minute track. Yellow gold Louis XIV hands. M. 10 ¾???, gilt, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Case and dial signed. Diam. 30 mm. Thickness 11 mm.

Grading System: AAA

USD 4,000 - 6000

CHF 3,500 - 5200

EUR 2,700 - 4000

Sold: USD 10,625

LOT 20

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces New York, Jun 08, 2011

Longines Wittnauer Belle Epoque Pendant Watch Longines Wittnauer, No. 2846248, case No. 130944. Made circa 1910. Very fine, 14K gold and enamel, diamond and pearl-set, keyless pendant watch.

C. Three-body, the bezel and back overlaid with gray-blue translucent guilloché enamel, the guilloche with floral details and a Grecian border, applied diamond-set swirl filigree mount, sugar-loaf-set winding crown, snap-on case back with dedication inside. D. Polished gold with Breguet numerals, outer minute track. Blued steel Breguet hour hand, baton minute hand. M. 9 ¾ ''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut-bimetallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator. Case and movement signed. Diam. 27 mm.

Grading System: AA

USD 1,000 - 2000

CHF 900 - 1700

EUR 700 - 1300

Sold: USD 2,250