Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 225

BLONDEL & MELLY, MADE FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET

Very fine and very rare, 18K gold and painted on enamel, hunting-cased pocket watch with ruby cylinder escapement and white enamel radial Islamic numerals dial.

Brand Blondel & Melly

Year Circa 1830

Movement No. 13442

Calibre  18’’’, frosted gilt, early bridge calibre, cylinder escapement, three-arm gilt balance with flat balance spring

Case No. 4893

Diameter 46 mm

Signature Case and Dial

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000

Sold: CHF 7,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8-25

Good

Slightly scratched

Chipped

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-19-01

Good

Dent(s)

HANDS Original


Notes

 Denis Blondel Recorded working at 27, Rue de la Cité in 1835 as a maker of complicated enamel watches for the oriental market.