Hong Kong, May 29, 2022
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.