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Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 176

Large pocket watch, minute-repeater, chronograph, triple date, moon phases; silver niello and pink gold

HKD 68,000 - 100,000

EUR 7,700 - 11,300 / CHF 8,100 - 11,900 / USD 8,800 - 12,900

Sold: HKD 137,500

Silver niello (0.900) and pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and six horological complications:
· Minute-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
· ¼ second chronograph (activated by the single olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 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 English)
· Month of the year (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock; indications given in English)
· Phases of the moon (aperture at 12 o’clock)
Cover and case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) in niello-technique with foliage; on the cover, an inlaid pink gold motif representing a terrestrial globe surrounded by astronomical and scientific instruments.
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Breguet” hands.
Movement 20’’’, rhodium-plated, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial; chronograph work on the top plate.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-24-01


Slightly chipped

HANDS Original

Brand A. Huguenin, probably Neuchâtel mountains

Year Circa 1890

Movement No. No. 10 145

Case No. No. 12 (by “A A H”, probably Le Locle)

Diameter 61 mm

Caliber 20’’’ (ebauche No. 2 879, probably by LeCoultre, Le Sentier, Vallée de Joux), straight-line lever escapement

Weight 211.6 gr. (approx.)

Signature Movement

Accessories original fitted box, additional glass, silver niello and pink gold chain (L. 260 mm. (approx.) / 27.7 gr. (approx.))