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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, April 28, 2019

LOT 2

ANTIQUORUM MANUEL-WINDING WRISTWATCH CHRONOGRAPH, MINUTE AND HOUR RECORDERS, TRIPLE DATE À GUICHETS AND MOON PHASES; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman's wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, subsidiary seconds at 9 and horological complications including chronograph, triple date and moonphases.

Brand Antiquorum

Year Circa 1981

Calibre  based on Valjoux 886 (by Reymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Case No. 4355 J

Caliber based on Valjoux 886 (by Reymond Frères,Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Dimensions Ø 36 mm.

Signature dial

HKD 12,000 - 15,000

CHF 1,500 - 2,000 / USD 1,550 - 2,050

Sold: HKD 118,750


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

The 1981 Antiquorum Watch This watch was made in 1981 to only 8 examples.The founders in 1974 of our auction House ?? Mr. Osvaldo Patrizzi, Watch Expert and Technical Director, and, Mr. Gabriel Tortella (1940- 2011), Administrative Director ?? created this model in order to offer it to some of their best friends and clients. In Autumn 1980, the Galerie d’Horlogerie Ancienne became Antiquorum; its head office moving to Geneva from 9, rue de la Corraterie to 29-31, Grand-Rue. Having an international reputation by organizing auctions in Geneva (since October 8, 1974) and Hong Kong (since May 28, 1979), the firm aged 7, can then afford this kind of gift. The watch, with 18K yellow gold water-resistant case, is fitted with a Valjoux movement. It’s Roger Dubuis (1938-2017), master watchmaker who has just established on his own, who is then responsible for the casing and adjustment of the watches. At the time, it is a piece worth 12,000 Swiss francs. The watch presented here comes from a Genevan antique dealer and gallery owner, a longtime friend of Gabriel Tortella. We thank Mr. Osvaldo Patrizzi for providing us with the information mentioned above.