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Geneva, Jan 03, 2022

LOT 66

Charles Barbezat-Baillot
Pocket watch, quarter-repeater, chronograph; 18K yellow gold

CHF 1,200 - 2,400

EUR 1,150 - 2,300 / USD 1,300 - 2,600 / HKD 10,200 - 20,300

Sold: CHF 1,625

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications:
· Quarter-repeater by two hammers on two steel gongs (activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band at 6 o’clock)
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the single olive push-piece located on the case-band at 2 o’clock)
Cover and case-back polished.
Movement 19’’’, gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator; repeater work on the main plate, under the dial; chronograph work on the top plate.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3**


Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Charles Barbezat-Baillot , Le Locle

Year circa 1910-1920

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 122 770

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 19’’’, lever escapement

Signature dial and cuvette (dome)


Charles Barbezat-Baillot, Le Locle
The company “C. Barbezat-Baillot” was founded by Charles Barbezat-Baillot (1847-1938). He was the elder brother of Henri Barbezat-Bôle (1851-1921), the founder of “H. Barbezat-Bôle S.A., Le Locle”.
Charles Barbezat-Baillot is the holder of many invention patents related to watchmaking and registers numerous trademarks: “Trusty”, “Le Phare”, “Dixi”, “Fix Watch Co.”, etc.


The purchase price payable by a buyer will be the sum of the final bid price plus the buyer’s premium, together with any applicable sales or compensating use tax. In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot.

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