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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 453

C. BARBEZAT-BAILLOT, “TRUSTY" ART NOUVEAU POCKET WATCH WITH QUARTER-REPEATER AND CHRONOGRAPH MADE FOR THE CHINESE MARKET; GILDED SILVER, ENAMEL AND PEARL-SET

Gilded silver (0.900), enamel and pearl-set, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, Art Nouveau pocket watch, made for the Chinese market, with quarter-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band at 3 o’clock) and 1/5 second chronograph with single push-piece (activated by the olive-shaped pushpiece located on the case-band at 11 o’clock) Red flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) case-back, with painted on enamel showing a lady in bust

Brand C. Barbezat-Baillot

Year Circa 1900

Calibre  20’’’, lever escapement (movement based on the Swiss invention patents No. 334, No. 13 244 and No. 13 247)

Case No.  273 979

Diameter 53.5 mm

Signature Dial

Accessories Copy of the invention patent

HKD 40,000 - 47,000

CHF 4,970 - 5,960 / USD 5,000 - 6,000

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 50,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-77

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Restored soft enamel

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original