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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 114

C. BARBEZAT-BAILLOT, “LE PHARE” LARGE MINUTE-REPEATER, CHRONOGRAPH, TRIPLE DATE À GUICHETS (WITH APERTURES), MOON PHASES, MADE FOR THE RUSSIAN MARKET; 14K PINK GOLD

14K pink gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch, made for the Russian market, with subsidiary seconds at 6, minute-repeater on two steel gongs, 1/5 second chronograph, halfinstantaneous date of the month, day of the week, month of the year, hases of the moon. Cover and case-back guilloché (engine-turned).

Brand C. Barbezat-Baillot

Model Under the trademark “Le Phare"

Year Circa 1900

Calibre  20’’’, lever escapement

Case No.  73 333

Diameter  57.5 mm

Signature Cuvette (dome)

Accessories Copies of the invention patents

HKD 35,000 - 60,000

CHF 4,400 - 7,500 / USD 4,500 - 7,650

Sold: HKD 45,000


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


Notes

Movement based on the Swiss invention patent No. 334, delivered on January 8, 1889, to Charles Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle, for a “Perfectionnements apportés à la construction des mécanismes de répétition pour montres de poche de toutes dimensions” (Improvements to the construction of the mechanisms of repetition for pocket watches of all sizes), and the No. 13 244, delivered on November 18, 1896, to the same, for a “Poussette pour montres” (Push-piece for watches).