Geneva, May 14, 2023

LOT 75


CHF 10,000 - 30,000

EUR 10,200 - 30,600 / USD 11,300 - 33,800 / HKD 89,000 - 266,000

Sold: CHF 13,750

Very fine and rare 20K gold and enamel prebalance spring watch.
Bassine form case, the back painted on all surfaces with polychrome colours, the back with a scene depicting "Chaste Susan" after a painting from the period, the band with landscape vignettes, framed in sepia and yellow and interspersed with blue panels decorated with ribbon scrolls, signed at 6 o'clock in a cartouche: Les deux Freres Huaud les Jeunes, interior with a ruin in classical landscape after Gabriel Perelle, foliate engraved gold split bezel for the glass.

Grading System
Case: 3-32


Slightly restored

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Abraham Cailliatte, Switzerland

Year Circa 1675

Material 20K gold

Diameter 40 mm.

Caliber 14''',Hinged gilt brass full plate with pierced quatrefoil pillars, fusee with gut-line, three-wheel train with verge escapement, plain two-arm steel balance without spring, florally pierced gilt brass foliate pierced and engraved oval cock secured by a screw. Worm-and-wheel set-up with pierced silver brackets and indicating disc.

Signature Case and movement


The scene depicted on the back of this watch is an allegory drawn from the Book of Daniel: While basing in a river, Susan was solicited by to old men, who upon her refusal, publicly accused her of having seduced them. She proved her innocence by her chastity. Caillate Abraham (1642-1710) originally a refugee from France, he appears to have specialised in gold and enamel watches.