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Hong Kong, Oct 14, 2021

LOT 19

Borel Fils & Cie
Minute-repeater, chronograph, triple date à guichet (with aperture), moon phases, made for the Russian market; 14K pink gold

HKD 21,000 - 42,000

CHF 2,500 - 5,000 / EUR 2,400 - 4,700 / USD 2,700 - 5,400

Sold: HKD 37,500

14K pink gold (56 Zolotniks), hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, made for the Russian market, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and six horological complications:
· Minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single olive-shaped push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous date of the month (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
· Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock; indications given in Russian)
· Month of the year (aperture at 12 o’clock; indications given in Russian)
· Phases of the moon (aperture at 6 o’clock)

Guilloché engine-turning case-back and cover.

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

20’’’, rhodium-plated, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator; repeater work with centrifugal governor; chronograph work on the top plate.


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Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-8-11

Good

Slightly scratched

Slightly worn

Movement: 3-6-8-61*

Good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Plating deteriorated

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 4-71-77-01

Fair

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairlines

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Restored soft enamel

HANDS Original

Brand Borel Fils & Cie, Neuchâtel

Year circa 1900

Movement No. 81 977 (ebauche No. 537 by E. Mathey-Tissot & Cie, Les Ponts-de-Martel, Le Locle)

Case No. 81 977

Material 14K pink gold

Diameter 55.5 mm.

Caliber 20’’’, lever escapement

Weight 140.5 gr.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories copy of the invention patent

Notes

Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 8 172, delivered on May 5, 1894, to Numa Robert-Wælti, La Chaux-de-Fonds, for a “Nouvelle montre à répétition et à remontoir au pendant”.

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