Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 340

Early oval single-hand pre-balance pocket watch made for the Turkish market; silver

HKD 83,000 - 166,000

EUR 10,000 - 20,000 / CHF 10,500 - 21,000 / USD 10,600 - 21,200

Sold: HKD 137,500

Silver, hunting-case, key-winding, oval-shaped, pre-balance pocket watch, made for the Turkish market.

Cover and case-back polished; loose-ring pendant.

Gilded brass and silver dial with radial Turkish numerals; gilded brass hand.

Movement, oval-shaped, 19’’’ x 17’’’, full plate, gilded brass, “Balustre” pillars, fusee and chain, lateral-wheel engraved with foliage, verge escapement, monometallic circular foliot (polished steel), pierced and engraved gilded brass “Louis XIII” continental cock in Persian style, silver regulator disc; the plate engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with foliage and a cartouche with the name “Arlaud” in Arabic letters.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Arlaud, probably Galata (or Pera, today Karaköy, part of Constantinople or Istanbul)

Model maybe partly made in Geneva

Year circa 1650-1670

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material silver

Caliber oval-shaped, 19’’’ x 17’’’, verge escapement

Height 61.2 mm.

Width 47.7 mm.

Weight 112.7 gr. (approx.)

Signature movement