Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 454

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

Gilded silver (0.900), enamel and pearl-set, hunting-case, keylesswinding, round-shaped, Art Nouveau pocket watch, made for the Chinese market, with minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band at 6 o’clock) Red flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) cover and case-back, with polychrome painting on enamel showing, on the cover, a gentleman who takes a keen interest in a lady, and, on the case-back, the portrait of a lady

Brand C. Barbezat-Baillot

Year Circa 1900

Movement No. 46 569

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

Case No. 273 951

Diameter 56 mm

Signature Dial

Accessories Copy of the invention patent

HKD 48,000 - 63,000

CHF 5,970 - 7,950 / USD 6,000 - 8,000

TO BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

Sold: HKD 65,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original