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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 464

MINUTE REPEATER CHRONOGRAPH Fine, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold, hunting-cased, keyless pocket watch with chronograph. Attributable to Le Phare (Barbezat Baillot) with Swiss patent 13244.

Brand C. Barbezat-Baillot

Year Circa 1900

Numbers Case N.82537

Caliber 20'''

Dimensions 58 mm.

Signature on the cuvette and numbered on the Case.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

HKD 16,000 - 32,000 / USD 2,000 - 4,000

Sold: CHF 3,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-6-19

Very good

Slightly oxidized

Dent(s)

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

The different features of the movement, such as the fly regulator on the repeating train, lead one to think that this watch was produced by Barbezat Baillot in Le Locle, (at that time the most important maker of repeating watches of this type), which were commercialised under several trademarks such as Dixi and Le Phare. Le Phare. The company was founded as Guye & Barbezat, the founders were Charles Barbezat-Baillot (1847-1938) and Henry Guye (1838- 1877). In 1888, the firm's name was changed to Le Phare, being the registered name of their complicated watches. In 1900, Barbezat-Baillot advertised their brands that year as: La Locloise; l'Esperanto; Le Phare; Tempora and La Volapuk. Barbezat-Baillot was a member of the jury at the Brussels Universal Exhibition in 1897 and at Liege in 1905.