Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 333

Badollet & Cie
Pocket watch, quarter-repeater with automaton Jacks, made for the Spanish or South-American market; 18K pink gold

HKD 56,000 - 95,000

EUR 6,700 - 11,500 / CHF 7,000 - 12,000 / USD 7,100 - 12,100

Sold: HKD 75,000

18K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, made for the Spanish or South-American market, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
· Quarter-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock).

Cover and case-back chiselled with stylised foliage and geometric patterns; cover chiselled with the cypher “M P R”.

White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; in the centre, jacquemarts (Jacks) in the form of two conquistadors mark the elapsed hours and quarters on two factice bells; gilded metal “Louis XV” hands.

Movement 19’’’, rhodium-plated, going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial, with silent centrifugal force governor to regulate the speed of the repetition mechanism.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-70-01



HANDS Original

Brand Badollet & Cie., Geneva

Year circa 1895-1900

Movement No. 86 563

Case No. 86 563

Material 18K pink gold

Diameter 53.6 mm.

Caliber 19’’’ (ebauche probably by LeCoultre, Le Sentier, Vallée de Joux), straight-line lever escapement

Weight 135 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial