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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 16, 2019

LOT 15

ADAMSON, CHÂTELAINE, YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMONDS

Extremely fine and rare open-face, round-shaped, « Directoire » key-winding pocket watch, with its châtelaine in 20k yellow gold, enamel, silver and diamonds.

Montre de poche à remontage par clef, avec sa châtelaine en or jaune 20k (833), émail, argent et diamants.

Brand Adamson

Year Circa July 1787

Calibre  14”, full plate, gilded brass, with going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (probably in gold) and blued steel flat hairspring, blued steel bar cock with diamond endstone. n°952

Case No. 27

Dimensions 46.2 mm

Signature Dial and movement

Accessories Matching châtelaine and breloques (including key-winding)

EUR 16,000 - 20,000

HKD 140,000 - 175,000 / USD 18,000 - 22,500 / EUR 16,000 - 20,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Adamson, Gustave Adolphe (1746 or 1747 – after 1813) Gustave Adolphe Adamson was born in Karlskrona (Sweden) in 1746 or 1747. He is the son of Gottfried Adamson « The Elder ». He apprenticed as a watchmaker in Stockholm and came to Paris around 1765-1768. In 1773, he was recognized as a watchmaker in Paris (after having abjured the Lutheran religion on May 8, 1773). He then partners with Hippolyte Millenet, a watchmaker of Genevan origin. In 1788, he obtains the mastery and was appointed « Horloger de la Cour » (Watchmaker of the Court). He regularly collaborates with watchmaker and casemaker Xavier Gide (1737-after.1789). Adamson, Gustave Adolphe (1746 ou 1747 – après 1813) Gustave Adolphe Adamson est né à Karlskrona (Suède) en 1746 ou 1747. Il est le fils de Gottfried Adamson « l’Ancien ». Il fait son apprentissage d’horloger à Stockholm et vient à Paris vers 1765-1768. En 1773, il est reconnu comme horloger à Paris (après avoir abjuré la religion luthérienne le 8 mai 1773). Il s’associe alors avec Hippolyte Millenet, horloger d’origine genevoise. En 1788, il obtient la maîtrise et est nommé « Horloger de la Cour ». Il collabore régulièrement avec l’horloger et monteur de boîtes Xavier Gide (1737-après.1789).