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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, July 09, 2016

LOT 377

BOVET MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET GOLD AND ENAMEL Bovet, Fleurier, No. 3358. Made for the Chinese market, circa 1870. Very fine, silver and painted on enamel, center-seconds pocket watch.

Four-body, "Empire", the back enamel panel finely painted with a scene of three cherubs relaxing in the country side, the bezels, pendant and bow with enamel, reeded band. Gilt-rimmed glazed cuvette. White enamel with narrow radial Roman numerals and outer minute and seconds divisions. Blued steel spade hands. Frosted gilt, Chinese caliber with free-standing barrel, cylinder escapement, three- arm gilt balance, blued steel flat balance-spring, index regulator.

C. Four-body, "Empire", the back enamel panel finely painted with a scene of three cherubs relaxing in the country side, the bezels, pendant and bow with enamel, reeded band. Gilt-rimmed glazed cuvette.
D. White enamel with narrow radial Roman numerals and outer minute and seconds divisions. Blued steel spade hands.
M. Frosted gilt, Chinese caliber with free-standing barrel, cylinder escapement, three- arm gilt balance, blued steel flat balance-spring, index regulator.

HKD 80,000 - 120,000

USD 10,300 - 15,450 / CHF 10,200 - 15,300

Sold: HKD 106,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial and movement signed, case signed in Chinese characters. DIAM. 56 mm.