Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 154

QUARTER-REPEATING DIANA & APOLLO JACQUEMART AUTOMATON GOLD Breguet a Paris, case No. 10563. Made circa 1820. Fine and rare, gold, half skeletonised quarter repeating pocket watch with automaton Jacks of Diana and Apollo

CHF 2,500 - 4,500

HKD 20,000 - 36,000 / USD 2,500 - 4,500

Sold: CHF 5,000

Three body, Empire, engine-turned with polished bezels, flat band, bolt at 11 to lock the repeating. Hinged and sprung gilt cuvette fitted to the movement ring. Annular white enamel chapter-ring with Arabic numerals, skeletonized with vari-colored gold "jacks" of Diana & Apollo appearing to strike bells when the repeating is activated. Blued steel Breguet hands. GiIt brass full plate, fusee with chain, verge escapement, plain 3-arm gilt balance, engraved continental clock, polished under dial repeating work striking with two hammers on two blued steel gongs activated by depressing the pendant. Cuvette signed by Breguet a Paris.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


DIAM. 55 mm. THICKNESS 20 mm.