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Hong Kong, Mar 09, 2022

LOT 12

Achille Ditesheim, La Chaux-de-Fonds (future Movado) – Bonne
Large pocket watch, quarter-repeater, chronograph; 18K yellow gold

HKD 21,300 - 42,500

EUR 2,500 - 4,900 / CHF 2,500 - 5,000 / USD 2,800 - 5,500


Sold: HKD 22,500

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
· Quarter-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o’clock)

Cover and case-back polished; gold cuvette (dome) engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the technical specifications of the movement.

White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; yellow gold “Louis XV” hands.

Movement 20’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line 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; chronograph work on the top plate.

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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 Bonne, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Model under the trademark “Bonne”

Year circa 1900

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 205 037

Diameter 59.7 mm.

Caliber 20’’’, straight-line lever escapement

Weight 133.1 gr. (approx.)

Signature cuvette (dome)


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 Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. 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.