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Hong Kong, Oct 14, 2021

LOT 13

Augustin Merceron
Pocket watch, quarter-repeater; 18K yellow gold

HKD 8,400 - 16,800

CHF 1,000 - 2,000 / EUR 950 - 1,850 / USD 1,100 - 2,200

Sold: HKD 12,500

18K yellow gold, open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with one horological complication:
· Quarter-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by a pull-and-twist piston in the pendant)

Case-back guilloché (engine-turned), with, in the centre, a circle; guilloché (engine-turned) case-band.

Silver guilloché (engine-turned) dial, with radial Roman numerals; yellow gold “Breguet” hands.

Movement, 21’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, blued steel index-regulator with temperature compensating bimetallic curb and pare-chute; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial.


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Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-8-12

Good

Slightly scratched

Worn

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Augustin Merceron, Angoulême (France)

Model “Elève de Breguet”

Year circa 1820-1830

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 37 762 (by “F H M”, probably Besançon)

Material 18K yellow gold

Diameter 52.6 mm.

Caliber 21’’’, cylinder escapement

Weight 78.6 gr. (approx.)

Signature cuvette (dome)

CONDITIONS AND INFORMATION FOR BUYERS

The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.
Important notice – Special conditions

The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled